Hong Kong Travel Guide
Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Population: 6,980,000 (approx)
Local Languages: Cantonese + English
International Dialing Code +852
Country Area: 1,092 km2
Tours in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is very accessible from international destinations, cheap flights and special offers can be found at selected times of the year. Accommodation can be very expensive in Hong Kong and you will need to book in advance for the best deals. Hong Kong is a good base to visit other places in China / Asia, there are flights with companies like Air Asia and also a lot of adventure travel companies which offer overland holidays and tours. You can view tours in Hong Kong with One World 365. Search tours where you can experience Hong Kong or travel overland, we list tours with large international and local tour operators. For somewhere a little different you might want to visit Macau which is local near to Hong Kong and offers a very different experience with old Portuguese colonial architecture.
TEFL Courses in Hong Kong
Take a TEFL course in specracular Hong Kong and train to be a English language teacher abroad. Not many destinations compare to Hong Kong and we really recommend living and studying to become TEFL / TESOL qualified here. You can take a TEFL course which will prepare you for a life getting paid as an English teacher around the world. Hong Kong is a spectacular and unique destination unlike many places in the world. If you would like to stay in this region but are unsure about living in Hong Kong you can also view our TEFL courses in Asia. If the thought of living somewhere like China is a little daunting you might enjoy studying in Hong Kong, here past meets present with international inhabitants in this densely packed region.
There are lots of TEFL courses available to take in Hong Kong, we recommend a 4 week course where you will learn the basics and gain a real insight into teaching methods. These courses usually mean you will be studying from Monday - Friday usually around 9 - 5. Once you have completed a TEFL certification course you are literally free to teach anywhere in the world. You might want to read more information and apply for TEFL jobs in Hong Kong through our website. Accommodation can be expensive in Hong Kong, try to get assistance from a language schools for advice and help finding somewhere. You can find cheap places to eat though and there are lots of free activities to keep you busy. Some language schools provide free accommodation or cheaper rates and if you get a job offer some companies might even pay for your airfare.
Teach English in Hong Kong
Apply to teach English in Hong Kong - there is a large international/ex-pat community living in Hong Kong making the the transition to living and teaching English in HK easier. This is an exciting destination full of culture, tasty food and a lively atmosphere. Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese in 1997 and is one of the largest economic hubs of the world. On our website you can read more information about teaching English in Hong Kong and apply to positions today.
We highly recommend teaching English in Hong Kong, not many places in the world compare to living here, there are huge sky scrapers and lots of restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy. Hong Kong has a diverse population from Asia and worldwide with lots of expats from Europe living here. if you are looking to explore a new country and are open minded to Asia culture then you will love Hong Kong.
English is widely spoken in this former British ruled colony, you can find most jobs working to help children and adults ti learn or improve their written and conversation English skills. Knowing English in this part of the world of Asia, you’ll work with both adults and children- parents seeking to have their children to grow up bilingual, and business professionals looking to improve their conversational language skills.
The average foriegn language teacher can expect to earn around $2,000 - $3,000 per month which is very high compared too other countries in the region and worldwide.You will also be teaching here more for the experience, living in Hong Kong is a great cutural experience and will look great on your CV / resume.
Advice & Recommendations
Some paid jobs will include accommodation (or discounted rates) which really helps as this can be an expensive place to live in. Some might even include airfares if you are lucky. For a relaxing break head to one of the beaches, sometimes the city can be a little hectic and its always good to freshen up.
English TEFL Jobs Application Advice for Hong Kong - If you are looking for or applying to English teaching jobs in Hong Kong there are a number of things you should be careful of and we have put together some useful guidelines to follow....
Always ask for feedback and check a website like Facebook to see if the institution is credible
Like with all jobs abroad, we advise not providing credit card information before registering. If someone asks for money or a payment always challenge this and if you feel something is wrong its best not to proceed
Try to tell a friend or someone you are going for an interview and provide contact details
If a language school or employer asks for documents its better to provide photocopies
Interviews generally take place during the day, it is very unusual to have one at night
Take photocopies of your passport and get travel insurance for the duration of your stay
Hong Kong is a very safe area to live and study in but always check your foreign office website or the Lonely Planet travel forum for up to date travel advice and information