Teaching Jobs in Hong Kong

Teach in Hong Kong which is a modern metropolitan city with a thousand attraction. Also known as a shopping paradise, teaching in Hong Kong will give you a life time experience which you will never forget!

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As a UK teacher, you'll find British International Schools very easy to transfer to. English will be the main language, many of the staff will be from the UK,

Curriculum Coordinator TLR 2

Quarry Bay School,
Far East, Hong Kong

 

Quarry Bay School    Website: Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 06-01-2019


Lead Learner - Class Based

Kowloon Junior School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Kowloon Junior School      Website: http://www.kjs.edu.hk
Kowloon Junior Sch...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-11-2018


Part Time Teacher of History

King George V School,
Far East, Hong Kong

King George V School      Website: http://www.kgv.edu.hk
King George V Schoo...

Start Date: 01-01-2019 Apply By: 15-11-2018


Teacher of Diploma Spanish Ab Initio (with French an advantage)

Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Renaissance College      Website: http://www.renaissance.edu.hk
Renaissance...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 18-11-2018


Head of Mathematics

King George V School,
Far East, Hong Kong

King George V School      Website: http://www.kgv.edu.hk
King George V Schoo...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 18-11-2018


Head of English, Middle school TLR 2

King George V School,
Far East, Hong Kong

King George V School      
King George V School is an international sec...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 18-11-2018


Head of English, Learning Director (TLR 1)

King George V School,
Far East, Hong Kong

King George V School      
King George V School is an international sec...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 18-11-2018


Director Startegic Performance & Quality Assurance

English Schools Foundation,
Far East, Hong Kong

English Schools Foundation      
The English Schools Foundation (ESF) i...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 19-11-2018


Vice Principal / PYP Coordinator

ESF Abacus International Kindergarten,
Far East, Hong Kong

Website: http://www.abacus.edu.hk - ESF Abacus International Kindergarten

The Kinder...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 12-11-2018


Lower Primary Classroom Teacher

Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Renaissance College      Website: http://www.renaissance.edu.hk


Ren...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 21-11-2018


Vice Principal

Clearwater Bay School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Clearwater Bay School      Website: http://www.cwbs.edu.hk

Clearwater Bay...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 29-10-2018


Mainscale Class Teachers

English Schools Foundation,
Far East, Hong Kong

All Kindergartens and Primary Schools      Website: http://www.esf.edu.hk

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Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 12-11-2018


Individual Needs / SEN Support Teacher

Clearwater Bay School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Clearwater Bay School      Website: http://www.cwbs.edu.hk

Clearwater Bay...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 12-11-2018


Primary Curriculum Coordinator

Quarry Bay School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Quarry Bay School      Website: http://www.qbs.edu.hk


Quarry Bay Sc...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 12-11-2018


Upper Primary Classroom Teacher

Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

(Starting Aug 2019) Upper Primary Classroom Teacher

Renaissance College     &nb...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 21-11-2018


Primary Physical Education Teacher

Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Teacher of Primary Physical Education (Starting Aug 2019)

Renaissance College   &nbs...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 21-11-2018


Year 5 Classroom Teacher

Sha Tin Junior School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Mainscale Class Teacher (Starting Jan 2019)

Sha Tin Junior School      Web...

Start Date: 07-01-2019 Apply By: 31-10-2018


Vice Principal

South Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
South Island School seeks to appoint an outstanding teacher and experience...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 11-11-2018


Educational Psychologist

ESF Educational Psychology Services,
Far East, Hong Kong

http://www.esf.edu.hk/educational-psychology/

ESF Educational Psychology Services is part...

Start Date: 05-08-2019 Apply By: 04-11-2018


Teaching Abroad for UK Teachers - Hong Kong

Hong Kong, which is Cantonese for ‘fragrant harbour’, is an autonomous territory of China, which accords the island with limited self-governance and judicial system. Although human presence in Hong Kong has been recorded for thousands of years, the island only emerged as a critical sea port after it was ceded to British control by China following the ratification of the Treaty of Nanking in 1842. In the following one and half century, Hong Kong grew to become the busiest, and arguably, the most strategically important port in the world.

In 1997, Britain returned control of the island back to China under specific sets of conditions which the Chinese government has honoured. Despite fears that the Communist nation’s policies would cripple Hong Kong’s free market economy, the island has continued to prosper two decades on. In fact, the island of seven million people has grown to become one of the leading financial centres in the world.

Owing to its critical role in international trade and finance, mastery of the English language in the business community has become critical. In addition, the presence of many international and private schools on the island also contributes to the consistently strong demand for English as a Second Language teachers.

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Teaching in Hong Kong

Demand for ESL teachers in Hong Kong has steadily grown over the past decade. The quality of applications has also increased in tandem owing to market-leading wages offered to foreign teachers here. Essentially, the best and most experienced ESL teachers in the market will eventually gravitate to Hong Kong.

If you’re a fresh graduate, it would be good idea to pad your resume first in another country before applying for a job here.

If you feel you are qualified and experienced enough to make the leap to Hong Kong, take a quick look at our list of requirements below to determine if you check all the boxes.

  • Native English speakers from U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS/ MA preferred)
  • Teaching certification
  • ESL certification (CELTA, CertTESOL, etc.) for English language teachers (completed at least 120 hours)
  • Minimally two years practical teaching experience
  • Signed employment contract

Note: Classes are conducted in English, so fluent command of Cantonese or Mandarin won’t win you extra points.

Remuneration of a Foreign Teacher in Hong Kong

  • Salary: £2,200 - £4,900
  • Working Hours: 35 to 45 hours a week. Working hours vary depending on whether it’s a primary or secondary school, and whether it’s a morning, afternoon or full day class.
  • School Year: Late August to mid-July
  • Benefits: Healthcare allowance, housing allowance (£1,000 to £ 1,500) and annual flight home

Local Culture and Socio-political Climate

Hong Kong is a modern metropolitan with a thousand attractions. It is a well-known shopping paradise and food haven, and the nightlife can sometimes extend to the next day. Expatriates must exert great self-control and discipline to ensure they don’t over indulge themselves – especially since there is a sizeable contingent of big-spending, ultra-wealthy Europeans and Americans on the island.

Vital Stats

  • Regulatory agencies: Education Bureau, Immigration Department and Labour Department
  • Cost of Living: 10.43% lower than London
  • Climate: Sweden has three major climate types: Subarctic, Oceanic and humid continental ???
  • Visa: The processing time for work permit is about four to six weeks

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