At a Glance: Teaching English in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an ESL teacher's dream, providing excellent contracts that include competitive salaries and paid accommodations, while also being one of the best cities in which to live and explore. Its glittering skyline is juxtaposed with ancient temples, the famous Giant Buddha, and lush green landscapes scaling the volcanoes of the Hong Kong Geopark.
|Monthly Salary*:||12,000 - 55,000 HKD|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Airfare:||Reimbursement (full or partial) usually given|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 40|
|Typical Contract Length:||Minimum one year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||August, or year round|
|Application Timeline:||4 - 7 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||100 - 500 HKD|
|Income Tax††:||5 - 17%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 16.50 HKD|
As of 05-24-2013
1.00 CAD = 7.5 HKD
10.0 HKD = 1.33 CAD
|Ability to Save:||High|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Highly competitive market; public schools typically require teaching credentials from own country|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
Skyscrapers and dragon boats line the Hong Kong harbour. The city's magnificent restaurants, nightlife, and shopping centres draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The "New York" of Asia, Hong Kong is the centre of international trade, industry, and adventure. This is a fabulous opportunity for teachers who want to experience big city life and great shopping.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Hong Kong and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.