Hong Kong is fascinating; full of Chinese influence and yet with a strong western feel. It is also a travel hub for Asia and teaching and earning on a good contract should enable you to travel easily and fairly cheaply to exotic Bali and other SE Asia destinations.
There is an enormous demand to learn English in Hong Kong. This is the case even though Cantonese is now the medium of instruction in state schools instead of English.
Demand exists throughout the private and state sectors and it is relatively easy to fix up a job in advance through numerous schools and agencies that advertise on the internet. In addition, it is possible to apply to teach in primary or secondary schools through the government backed Native English Teacher (NET) scheme. This is more bureaucratic but pay and conditions are better than average, so can be worth it, especially as HK is one of Asia's most expensive cities. We have a dedicated programme for trainees who are interested in the primary NET route here.
Tips for teaching English in Hong Kong:
* take the 120-hour TESOL Premier course for Asia
* for the EBD NET scheme, take our 100-hour Teach Hong Kong course which consists of a flexible 10-hour in-class practicum you complete locally
* read the comments section from our Global English graduates and a more in-depth article from former GE trainee Erin Levant who is teaching English in Hong Kong.