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TEFL Job in Hong Kong

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Hong Kong’s oriental culture.

Start: August/September

11 months

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Monthly salary HK$20,500 – HK$22,500 (no housing)

Monthly salary HK$12,500 – HK$14,500 (with housing)

Flight reimbursement of HK$5,000

Trip allowance up to HK$3,000

Airport pick-up & transfers

Full orientation upon arrival

Accommodation rent-free

Opportunity to teach in kindergartens

Visa support

Peer-to-peer support

Ongoing in-country support

TIP  You don’t need previous teaching experience or a second language to apply for this job.

TEFL Job in Hong Kong

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Hong Kong’s oriental culture.


Situated in the world’s third largest harbor, Victoria Bay, is surrounded by the iconic skyscraper-studded Hong Kong skyline. Nestled into the southeast coastline of China, Hong Kong is fast becoming a TEFL hot spot and an exciting place to develop your TEFL career during this 11 month supported job placement.

A most popular destination for young travelers (actually about 60 million visitor its shores), and with good reason; with rich history and scenery from mountains to monasteries. Hong Kong is famous for its kitchen and culinary delights, it has everything (and more) to offer qualified TEFL teachers.

Premier TEFL has 60 highly-paid kindergarten positions available with our trusted partner who have over 12 years experience. Providing personal consultation and support all year round, they ensure their teaching positions are the best-paid and most rewarding opportunities in the Hong Kong TEFL market.

Plus, with a rich hybrid culture, Hong Kong is a unique dream destination for TEFL teachers – old meets new, east connects with west and spirituality and nightlife come together in one universally-appealing location. Mix with the street vendors in Tung Choi Street Market or take a trip to the Mai Po Nature Reserve – it’s up to you!

Teacher training

Before you start your exciting new life in Hong Kong, you’ll be completely prepared for your adventures as a TEFL teacher by taking our 290 hour TEFL Course. Including five professional courses; not only will you be a fully qualified TEFL teacher, and specialize in Teaching Young Learners for this kindergarten placement, you’ll also be fully licensed to prepare students for the important IELTS and TOEIC tests. Once enrolled, you can apply for this paid TEFL job.

We also welcome applicants having completed a comprehensive TEFL course with another internationally recognized provider.

TEFL job requirements

  • Between 21 – 40 years old
  • Native English speaker
  • Passport holder from America, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa
  • Bachelor’s degree education
  • Hold a TEFL or TESOL Certificate (min 120 hours)
  • Available for one full academic year (11 months, ending July)
  • Have dedication, cultural flexibility, organization, respect, creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Have a passion for educating kindergarten students

Note: Teaching experience is an advantage, fresh graduates welcomed!

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way.

Getting there

On arrival, you’ll be met by our in-country team at the airport and transferred to the orientation venue.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights.
  • Police check: Need to have police clearance
  • Budget: You’ll need to cover costs for your first month before you get paid.
  • Travel insurance: this is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel!
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

Your teaching experience

Your orientation will include initial training before you begin your teaching placement. Students range from age two to six in a selection of the best schools in the area.

School hours are full time Mon – Fri plus a half day on Saturdays. Morning and afternoon classes are three hours in total. During your last hour you can prepare for the next day or help with activities. Once you month you’ll enjoy a full weekend off to explore or relax.

Through face-to-face teaching in school classroom settings, you will be aiming to improve your students’ listening and speaking skills. Topics you’ll cover are English song, storybook, maths, art and physical education. Since your students are younger learners you’ll also help out with snack and nap time too.  Any support you need will be on hand from your teaching colleagues plus ongoing teacher development activities year-round.

During Christmas, Chinese New Year and Easter schools break for ‘long holidays’ giving you almost two weeks off during each. With a trip allowance of HK$1,000 per holiday you’ll enjoy planning sightseeing adventures that bit more.


After you settle in, you will spend the academic year teaching in one of various locations.

Outside the classroom

For life outside of the classroom, you have to opportunity to discover Chinese hospitality joining organized China and Macau trips. Embrace local culture and participate in the camaraderie of a Chinese tea ceremony; such as Gongfu famous brewing method. Take a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to take in incredible view, visit impressive hilltop statues like Tian Tan Buddha and for the young at heart, you can even spend a weekend at Hong Kong’s own Disneyland.


With three pay grades available, you’ll earn more with a background in educational studies.

  1. Salaries start at an impressive HK$20,500 for qualified TEFL teachers (degree plus TEFL certificate) wishing to choose their own housing. If you’d prefer to join the pre-organized shared teacher housing with a travel allowance, monthly salaries are still generous at HK$12,500.
  2. Applicants with a degree in Early Childhood Studies or similar plus TEFL training are eligible for the Class Teacher role. You’ll earn HK$21,000 monthly excluding accommodation or opt in for the fully organized accommodation and travel package and a receive salary of HK$13,000.
  3. QTS Teachers (Qualified Teacher Status) with a focus on early years education are offered monthly salaries of HK$22,500 for independent housing, or HK$14,500 with shared accommodation and travel allowance.

You’ll enjoy all that Hong Kong has to offer with this highly-paid TEFL position.