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Hong Kong


No fee


9 months


Sept 2018

Teach English in Hong Kong - Start September 2018

Teaching in Hong Kong is a fantastic way to support young learners in one of Asia’s most dynamic and exciting cities.

If you are interested in working for a non-profit organization, are looking for personal and professional development or are considering a career in education, TESOL or NGO, this is the program for you!

Participants are required to teach English as a Second Language to local students and assist in teacher and curriculum development in Hong Kong schools.

Benefits for teaching in Hong Kong

  • 9 month contract (1 September 2018 – 31 May 2019)
  • HK$ 15,000 (approx. £1,488) per month
  • Training provided
  • Support with finding accommodation
  • Around 30 days holiday during contract
  • Up to HK$ 5,000 performance-based gratuity upon completion of contract


  • Start: 1st September 2018
  • Finish: 31st May 2019
  • Application deadline: 1st July


Throughout the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at schools and community projects.

Make a meaningful impact

This program is operated by a non-profit charitable organization.

The objective is to support students from less privileged backgrounds who would not normally have access to learning English with fluent speakers. This is a unique opportunity to make a highly positive contribution to the education of less privileged young learners in Hong Kong, helping them transform their lives.

Additionally, you will form lifelong friendships with a close-knit team of international participants working alongside you.

In numbers


Applicants should have fluent English speaking confidence and possess:

  • USA, Caribbean, UK, South Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland nationality 
  • Be a recent university graduate with a bachelor’s degree (within 5 years)
  • Clean criminal record
  • Be community minded with a strong interest in working with young people

Why this program

The program’s vision is to provide quality English education for young people from less privileged backgrounds, to help develop their potential and to prepare them to succeed in life.

Community projects take on a strong focus and you can contribute in so many ways including storytelling in local libraries, working with young offenders, drama clubs, working with Special Education Needs students and much more.

You can experience living in one of Asia’s most exciting cities whilst also gaining professional development and giving back to local communities.

What’s not included for teaching in Hong Kong

  • Participants must pay for own airfare (approx. HK$ 6,000)
  • Accommodation costs are not included - flat share with other participants would be approx. HK$ 4,600, or studio approx. HK$ 6,000.

About Hong Kong

If you’re arriving to Hong Kong by plane – which you probably will be – the first surprise is the scale of the place. A wall of high-rises, tower blocks and skyscrapers tells you HK is a megacity. If you’re lucky to fly into Fragrant Bay by night, it’s a fantastic light show and that includes the thousands of twinkling lights from the boats in the bay.

One thing that makes HK so special is the amazing food. The choice of street food is awesome, and it’s everywhere. Wherever you look, night or day, people are eating in HK. A bowl of Beef brisket noodles is delicious, egg tart (made with duck eggs) is a staple here or, an HK special – French toast! Dishes like snake soup and chicken feet may seem too out there at first, but just wait, after a week or two you’ll love them.

Hong Kong has got a strong East-meets-West atmosphere and there’s a real buzz of youthful energy about the place. Everyone’s out there hustling it seems. Once you get used to the heat and humidity, HK is a thrilling place to live. The variety of shops is astonishing and there’s plenty to see and do at weekends. Temple Street Market is probably the liveliest night market in Hong Kong but you’ll find you can get a better deal in New Kowloon.

Everyone goes up Victoria Peak by tram at least once for the view over the city and bay, and Man Mo Temple is another popular spot, built by rich merchants during the Qing dynasty. A day at Happy Valley racecourse is another great day out and even if you don’t gamble, just come here to people-watch!

Why ESLstarter?

  • 100s of teachers placed into East Asia teaching programs every year.
  • We will not take any of your salary.
  • Lots of recruitment experience to international public sector TEFL jobs.
  • Our staff have taught English abroad and are passionate about helping others achieve this dream.
  • Join our Facebook communities & connect with lots of other ESLstarter teachers before you go!
  • We’re pretty sure you won’t find more teacher testimonials anywhere else!

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