Teaching in Macau is possible in both international schools and language institutes. In order to teach English in Macau, teachers are encouraged to complete a TEFL certificate to have the best chance of successfully obtaining an English teaching job.

Teachers who apply for jobs in Macau’s international schools may need a valid teaching license from their home state or country. Most teaching jobs in Macau, whether ESL jobs or license teaching jobs, will require 1-2 years of previous experience.

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Teaching in Macau - Hiring

Hiring for teaching jobs in Macau occurs year-round. Teachers who are interested in teaching in Macau should create a profile at www.teachaway.com/teacher/register.

Living in Macau

Known as the Las Vegas of the East, Macau has much more to offer than casinos. The region is a former Portuguese colony, and this influence can be seen in Macau’s streets and architecture, which have a distinctly European feel. Besides experiencing the world-class restaurants and cafes, residents can enjoy bicycling and hiking around Macau. Many choose to escape from the crowds of the densely-populated main peninsula by spending time on the less crowded islands, which are accessible by bridge.

Cantonese is the most-spoken language in Macau, although many Macanese will speak some Mandarin as well. Because Macau is a popular tourist destination, many people also know English.

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Macau at a Glance
Language Cantonese, Portuguese
Population 600,000
Currency Macanese pataca (MOP)
Government Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Size 29 square kilometers