Primary School Teachers - Hong Kong Public Schools

Teach Away Inc. has been officially selected by the Government of Hong Kong's Education Bureau to supply Native-speaking English Teachers (NETs) for primary schools across Hong Kong. We’re seeking applications from enthusiastic and motivated English language teachers to join the popular NET program at public schools across Hong Kong.

Successful candidates will be teaching students in government-run primary schools and secondary schools with the aim of strengthening English language learning and teaching in the region and assisting with teaching and curriculum development. The NET scheme aims to support and strengthen English language learning and teaching in Hong Kong.

The main goals of the schemes are to:

  • Provide an authentic environment for children to learn English
  • Develop children’s interest in learning English and establish the foundation for lifelong learning
  • Help local teachers develop innovative learning and teaching methods, materials, curricula and activities suited to the needs of local children
  • Disseminate good practices in language learning and teaching through region-based teacher development programs such as experience-sharing seminars/workshops and networking activities.

The duties of a primary native English teacher in Hong Kong include classroom teaching, assisting with professional development of local teachers, and working within the school community.

To qualify, you must be available to interview in New York City in February/March 2017.

Posted: November 2016
Hong Kong , Hong Kong
August 2017
2 years
Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 3, Gr. 4, Gr. 5
USD 3400 - 7000

Job Benefits

Accommodation in Hong Kong

All NETs will receive an allowance of HK$20,989/month to assist with accommodation. The housing allowance is based on the average cost of an 800 sq. foot apartment across all of Hong Kong. In addition, teachers will receive assistance in finding suitable accommodation. Married couples will only receive one housing allowance.

Flight to Hong Kong

Teachers who are accepted in the program will be reimbursed for return airfare from their home country to Hong Kong once per contract. Teachers traveling with families are reimbursed for up to 5 family members. To assist with moving costs associated with moving to Hong Kong, teachers are also entitled to claim baggage allowance.

Teaching Salary Bonuses

Teachers whose performance is satisfactory throughout the year will receive a sum together with employer’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme that may equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.

Moving Allowance

All NETs will receive a baggage allowance to assist with moving costs associated with moving to Hong Kong. Reimbursement of traveling baggage expenses from home country to Hong Kong will be granted upon arrival. Details regarding rates on baggage allowance are specified in NET contracts.

Qualifications & Requirements

Teaching Credential/License, TESL/TEFL Certificate

Category Qualifications for PNET Teachers in Hong Kong

  • a Bachelor’s degree in English, i.e. majoring in English Language, English Literature, English Studies or Linguistics (in which English is the major language studied) or a Modern Language (in which English is the major language studied) from a Hong Kong university or Hong Kong recognized university;
  • a recognized teacher training qualification in primary education;
  • a Teaching of English as Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) qualification
TEFL certification required