As China's window to the West, Hong Kong is a unique place with plenty to offer to foreign workers. With a 98% Chinese population, you can enjoy the authenticity of China mixed with Western and multi-Asian elements brought to Hong Kong by years of foreign influences.
In Hong Kong, English and Cantonese are the official languages, with Mandarin (the official language in China) on the rise. However, even though English is one of the official languages, there is still a considerable need for English language training in schools.
Teach Away offers two year placements in Hong Kong for candidates with previous teaching experience. Teachers work within the Hong Kong public school system and are often accompanied by a local teacher in the classroom. The Native-Speaking English Teacher (NET) scheme in Hong Kong requires teachers to have completed their teaching certification. Successful candidates will enjoy lucrative benefits.
Basic Benefits of NET Jobs in Hong Kong
|Start Date||August 2011|
|End Date||August 2013|
|Location||All across Hong Kong|
|Student Level||Elementary & Secondary Schools|
|Working Hours||08:00-17:00 Secondary School 08:30-15:30 Primary Whole Day School07:30-13:00 Primary Bi-Sessional AM School 13:30-18:30 Primary Bi-Sessional PM School|
|Monthly Salary||HK$22,985 - HK$48,400 (approx. $3,000-$6,500)|
|Airfare||Roundtrip airfare included (reimbursed upon arrival) Airfare provided to families for up to 5 persons|
|Accommodation||Housing Allowance of HK$14,245/month (approx. $2000/month)|
|Vacation||National holidays, summer vacation (flexible, determined by school)|
|Medical Insurance||Allowance for Family Health Care|
|Additional Benefits||Bonus Pay, Retention Bonus, Cash Advances on Salary Luggage Allowance, Medical Allowance, Family Air Ticket|