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.
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.
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.
Many private schools in Macau require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top private school positions in Macau.
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