NATIVE SPEAKER TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD
From teaching in public schools to programmes in private tuition centres. Opportunities are open for you to work with children of all age ranges, from kindergarten, primary to secondary schools. The flexibility is in your hands, choosing whether to work part-time or full-time.
Work responsibility in school services includes: teaching various courses around the English Language, managing the classes, supporting local teachers with curriculum development and so on.
For full-time primary and secondary teaching positions you will need a degree plus PGCE, or education degree and experience of teaching English. For tertiary full-time teaching, a Masters in Applied Linguistics/TESOL is recommendable. For part-time teaching, you’ll probably need a degree, TEFL Certificate and some teaching experience. The academic year runs from September to June, so most full-time recruitment happens between February and April.
Full-time tertiary English teachers are usually sponsored by an institution, which does the paperwork for work visas. They receive basic health insurance, generous periods of leave. Full-time salaries vary but are usually between HK$20,000 and HK$25,000 a month.
Part-time teachers can register as a business and seek to obtain an ‘investment’ visa or a work visa if they find a sponsoring host institution willing to employ the applicant for sufficient hours to meet the qualification criteria. First-time visa applicants are usually granted a single-year visa. On renewal, a visa may be extended for one, two or three years.
Some agencies provide help with the Visa application. For more details, click here.