Hong Kong is the perfect combination of East and West. Within one block you can find the most modern dance clubs, as well as a temple filled with the aroma of incense. As a city obsessed with food, you will always find a delicious bite to eat. Explore local meals like dim sum and attempt the dreaded stinky tofu. Thus, one of the best ways to survive in this extremely expensive and competitive city is to teach English.

Since Hong Kong is such an international hub, a former British territory, there is always a need for English teachers. Most teaching jobs can be found in private language schools, companies, universities, state secondary schools and even conversation clubs.


For the NET Scheme (and public schools) as well as international schools, you need to have a degree in English or the subject that you will teach. The NET Scheme requires TEFL and TESOL certificates from an accredited program. At the minimum, you should hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Average Monthly Salary
US $1800 – $6500
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
US $1700
Peak Hiring Times
All year round
Visa Requirements
You need your place of employment to sponsor a work visa for you, unless you already have a Hong Kong residency permit that allows you to work.
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