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Location

Hong Kong

Fee

No Fee

Duration

2 years

Date

August 2020

Teaching in Hong Kong on the NET Scheme offers a fantastic insight into public school teaching in one of Asia’s most dynamic and exciting cities. We are now recruiting qualified English Second Language teachers for the Primary and Secondary NET Scheme in Hong Kong.

Teach English in Hong Kong with NET

NETs are required to teach English as a second language to Hong Kong students and assist in teacher and curriculum development in public-sector primary schools (for students aged between 6 and 12), public-sector secondary schools (for students aged between 12 and 19) and schools for students with Special Education Needs (SEN).

Benefits for teaching in Hong Kong

  • HK$ 25,505 – HK$ 62,235 (approx. £2,176 - £5,311) monthly salary
  • Housing allowance of HK$ 19,081 (approx. £1,540) monthly for teachers whose normal place of residence is outside of Hong Kong
  • Reimbursed return airfare from home country to Hong Kong (teachers travelling with family can claim the flight reimbursement for up to 4 other family members)
  • Baggage allowance on first appointment
  • Paid holidays which may include Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, Easter and Summer vacation (actual entitlement varies according to school)
  • Bonus of 15% gratuity on completion of contract (based on performance)
  • Cash retention incentive from third year (5%) and fifth year (10%) of continuous service onward
  • Medical insurance allowance
  • Full induction session on arrival
  • Two year contract
  • All public holidays

More details here Teach in Hong Kong Package

Dates for Hong Kong teaching 

  • Start: August 2020
  • Finish: August 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Application deadline

  • End January 2020

Interview dates

Successful candidates will be shortlisted and contacted for invitation to interview and written test in London. Interviews will take place in February (exact dates to be confirmed shortly).

Requirements. Applicants should have fluent English speaking confidence and possess:

For Primary School Positions

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
      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
      NOTE: 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
      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
      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

For Secondary School Positions

    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; 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 above
    NOTE: 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; 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; 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; 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

Locations for teaching in Hong Kong

Throughout the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at public-sector primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.

About this program

In order to enhance the teaching of English Language and increase exposure of students to English, a Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme has been implemented in public-sector secondary and primary schools since the 1998/99 and 2002/03 school year respectively.

The program’s vision is to provide quality school education for students, to develop their potential to the full and to prepare them for the future challenges in life.

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  • Successful candidates will be invited to interview

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