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Hong Kong


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9 months



Teach English in Hong Kong - Start September

The Chatteris Educational Foundation is a non-profit organisation that has been supporting local schools in Hong Kong since 1990. The organization aims to give all students an opportunity to learn English in a fun and interactive way, while promoting cultural exchange and developing young leaders with a global vision.

Why this program?

  • Competitive, monthly salary of $16,000 HKD
  • Fantastic immersive opportunity into a diverse and vibrant city
  • Visa sponsorship
  • School holidays + public holidays
  • Orientation and setup support provided
  • Group arrival and airport pick up
  • Accommodation provided during orientation period
  • Training provided, no TEFL required
  • Help finding accommodation in Hong Kong
  • In country academic support network
  • Welfare and emergency support
  • Free Cantonese tutorials
  • Opportunities to work on a number of community projects
  • Company clubs and activities
  • Performance based, completion bonus
  • Pre-departure support

Program duration and arrival date

  • 9 month contract


Throughout the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at schools and community projects.


  • A university degree (any discipline) - must have graduated within the last 5 years
  • High English proficiency with a clear accent
  • Interest in working with children, teenagers or young adults
  • Clean police record
  • Proactive and creative nature
  • Cultural sensitivity

Give back to local communities

Beyond the work in schools the organisation hosts a number of community programmes with the hope of making a direct and positive impact on Hong Kong society and supporting students from challenging soci-economic backgrounds.  

By joining the programme you will be able to get involved in projects which include storytelling in local libraries, working with young offenders, drama clubs, supporting students with Special Educational Needs and so much more.

About Hong Kong

If you’re arriving to Hong Kong by plane – which you probably will be – the first surprise is the scale of the place. A wall of high-rises, tower blocks and skyscrapers tells you HK is a megacity. If you’re lucky to fly into Fragrant Bay by night, it’s a fantastic light show and that includes the thousands of twinkling lights from the boats in the bay.

One thing that makes HK so special is the amazing food. The choice of street food is awesome, and it’s everywhere. Wherever you look, night or day, people are eating in HK. A bowl of Beef brisket noodles is delicious, egg tart (made with duck eggs) is a staple here or, an HK special – French toast! Dishes like snake soup and chicken feet may seem too out there at first, but just wait, after a week or two you’ll love them.

Hong Kong has got a strong East-meets-West atmosphere and there’s a real buzz of youthful energy about the place. Everyone’s out there hustling it seems. Once you get used to the heat and humidity, HK is a thrilling place to live. The variety of shops is astonishing and there’s plenty to see and do at weekends. Temple Street Market is probably the liveliest night market in Hong Kong but you’ll find you can get a better deal in New Kowloon.

Everyone goes up Victoria Peak by tram at least once for the view over the city and bay, and Man Mo Temple is another popular spot, built by rich merchants during the Qing dynasty. A day at Happy Valley racecourse is another great day out and even if you don’t gamble, just come here to people-watch!

Why ESLstarter?

  • 100s of teachers placed into East Asia teaching programs every year.
  • We will not take any of your salary.
  • Lots of recruitment experience to international public sector TEFL jobs.
  • Our staff have taught English abroad and are passionate about helping others achieve this dream.
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