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Teaching English Jobs in Hong Kong - NET Scheme 

Are you ready for an incredible teaching adventure in one of Asia's most vibrant and dynamic cities? Join us in Hong Kong on the NET Scheme for August 2024.

We are currently seeking qualified English Second Language teachers to join our team and make a meaningful impact on the education of Hong Kong students. As a NET (Native-speaking English Teacher), you will have the opportunity to teach English as a second language to students ranging from 6 to 18 years old. Additionally, you'll play a crucial role in shaping curriculum development and supporting teachers in public-sector primary and secondary schools.

Teaching in Hong Kong with NET offers not only a chance to share your passion for English but also a gateway to experiencing the rich culture, diversity, and excitement of this remarkable city. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity – apply now and become a part of the NET community in Hong Kong!

Benefits

Package - Hong Kong NET

Public-sector Schools

  • Competitive local salary

    HK$34,060 - HK$79,135 (£3,420 - £7,946) per month
  • Flight reimbursement

    From and to country of origin for up to 5 persons including the teacher*
  • Baggage allowance

    From and to country of origin*
  • Special allowance

    HK$20,989 per month for eligible appointees whose normal place of residence is established as outside Hong Kong*
  • Medical allowance

    Up to HK$1,400 per year (single appointee), up to HK$5,400 (married appointee)*
  • Retention incentive

    For satisfactory completion of continuous service in the NET Scheme from third year onwards
  • Paid holidays

    May include Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, Easter and Summer vacation (actual entitlement varies according to school)
  • Public holidays

    Hong Kong national holidays
  • Secure contract

    2 year contract
  • Advance salary

    Receive up to 2-month salary advance upon appointment, repayable monthly within 6 months *

* Terms apply

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Job Responsibilities 

As an English teacher in Hong Kong, you will:

  • Teach English as a Second Language to Hong Kong students
  • Provide an authentic environment for students to learn English
  • Lead and organise English activities 
  • Develop lesson plans and teaching materials
  • Collaborate with local teachers 
  • Teach at primary, secondary and special public-sector schools 
  • Read frequently asked questions about teaching on the NET scheme in Hong Kong in this download
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About the NET Scheme

The Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme has been enriching students' English language learning experiences since the 1998/99 school year for secondary schools and the 2002/03 school year for primary schools. This program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of school education, unlocking students' full potential, and equipping them for future challenges. 

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Requirements and eligibility

Category 1

(i) a bachelor’s degree in English (i.e. majoring in English Language or English Literature or English Studies or Linguistics# or a Modern Language#) from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;(ii) a recognized teacher training qualification in primary education; and(iii) a Teaching of English as a Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognized by the EDB.

Category 2

(i) a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;(ii) a recognised teacher training qualification in primary education; and(iii) a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognized by the EDBNOTE: In the event that candidates meeting the requirements in Category 1 - 2 cannot be recruited, consideration may be given to appoint teachers with the following qualifications:

Category 3

(i) a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;(ii) a recognised teacher training qualification; and(iii) a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognized by the EDB.

Category 4

(i) a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognized by the EDB.

Category 5

(i) a recognised teacher’s certificate obtained after at least 2 years’ full-time study or equivalent; and(ii) a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognized by the EDB.

Category 1

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in English Language, English Literature, English Studies, Linguistics (in which English is the major language studied), or a Modern Language (in which English is the major language studied) OR a Bachelor's degree in Education (major in English or a Modern Language, but not a primary education specialist) obtained after 3 years’ full-time study from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a Post-graduate Diploma in Education majoring in English or the equivalent; and(iii) a Teaching English as Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) qualification at least at the diploma level, or equivalent; and(iv) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or above.

Category 2

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in English Language, English Literature, English Studies, Linguistics (in which English is the major language studied), or a Modern Language (in which English is the major language studied) OR a Bachelor's degree in Education (major in English or a Modern Language, but not a primary education specialist) obtained after 3 years’ full-time study from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a Post-graduate Diploma in Education majoring in English or equivalent; and(iii) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or aboveNOTE: In the event that sufficient number of candidates meeting the requirements in Category 1 & 2 cannot be recruited, consideration may be given to appoint teachers with the following qualifications:

Category 3

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in English Language, English Literature, English Studies, Linguistics (in which English is the major language studied), or a Modern Language (in which English is the major language studied) from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a Post-graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent; and(iii) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or above.

Category 4

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a Post-graduate Diploma in Education majoring in English or equivalent; and(iii) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or above.

Category 5

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a Post-graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent; and(iii) a TEFL/TESL qualification preferably at the diploma level, or equivalent; and(iv) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or above.

Category 6

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in English Language, English Literature, English Studies, Linguistics (in which English is the major language studied), or a Modern Language (in which English is the major language studied) from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at the diploma level, or equivalent; and(iii) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or above.

Category 7

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and(ii) a Master’s degree in TEFL/TESL, or equivalent; and(iii) at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at the secondary level or above.

Requirements of TEFL/TESL qualification for appointment of NETs:

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Dates 

  • Start: August 2024
  • Finish: August 2026 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Interview dates

Successful candidates will be shortlisted and contacted for invitation to web-interview and written test in person.

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FAQs

Now is a great time to teach English in Hong Kong because both experienced and new teachers are in high demand. Full-time work in a centre might pay between £2,000 and £3,000 per month.

Depending on lifestyle, English teachers in Hong Kong can save anywhere from £300 to £1200 GBP every month.

Hong Kong has a reputation for being a nice place to work. Teaching English in Hong Kong is absolutely worthwhile if you are willing to acquire a few Cantonese words and adapt to a different method of working. Students tend to study long hours and are polite and respectful.

Typically, your duties would include lesson planning, preparation and preparing instructional materials. Individual and group sessions are used to help students enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. You'd also be responsible for examining and grading students' work.

Causeway Bay, The Peak, and Hong Kong Disneyland are all popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong. This vibrant city, where skyscrapers rub shoulders with centuries-old temples, is also known for its night markets, bustling shopping districts and sumptuous cuisine!

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