At a Glance: Teaching English in Hong Kong

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*:
15,000 - 25,600 HKD
2,590 - 4,410 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
150 - 400 HKD
25.75 - 69.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 14 - 17%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 7,250 CAD
Airfare: Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually Paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 35
Typical Contract Length: One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s): August or year round
Application Timeline: 2 - 6 months
Work Visa: Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Highly competitive market; public schools typically require teaching credentials from home country

Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam

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 Job 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 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

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.