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Do you need a tefl to teach in hong kong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmaldito:
    Well, why do you want to work in HK specifically? It seems to me for people with few qualifications or little experience it's not such a good place, precisely for what you mention: expensive accommodation (when we compare it to other countries for salary vs cost of living). Wouldn't Korea or China somewhere offer better opportunities? But I guess it depends what you actually want out of it and maybe there's something particular about HK that you like. Why don't you try https://www.facebook.com/groups/6517536570/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/6981762281/ for positions. I'm sure your sister can get something; whether or not it would be good is another matter but as you say that's not important.

    However, I'm curious why you don't see teaching as a career yet you did it in Japan and now HK. Why continue if you don't see it as a career? Or is this just your way to work abroad then go back home for a 'real job'.
    Thanks, for the links I do see teaching as a possible career - i want to teach abroad to see if i like it before doing teacher training in England and yes i want to use it as a way to work abroad.

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    Also thanks for the people defending me - to be honest i do need to improve my grammar skills. Before anyone starts asking - people in Japan have grammar and spelling down so i didn't have to teach it really. I will study more before i try and teach again.

    Although i do make a lot of mistakes when i write online - i talk fast in real life and this translates into my writing. For an essay i'd double check things but for an online forum etc well i don't really care enough! I know mistakes annoy some people but i don't want to waste my time double checking something that overall doesn't matter.


  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by emilycharlotte:
    Also thanks for the people defending me - to be honest i do need to improve my grammar skills. Before anyone starts asking - people in Japan have grammar and spelling down so i didn't have to teach it really. I will study more before i try and teach again.
    I really disagree with the comment from my experience with Japanese people and their reputation for not being that good with English. I could understand if your particular conversation class was for advanced learners but to suggest the Japanese people as a whole have such good grammar that it's not necessary to teach is not accurate at all.


    You just have to look at the awful English in their advertising to see this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ-dBHCHo3E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C-My9-dtXA

    Oh and on the EF Proficiency Index Japan is 37th out of 80 countries. Even China and Vietnam are higher on the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by emilycharlotte:
    Thanks, for the links I do see teaching as a possible career - i want to teach abroad to see if i like it...
    Didn't your Japanese experience give you an idea of whether it's something you want to pursue long-term?

    ...before doing teacher training in England and yes i want to use it as a way to work abroad.


    What subject could you teach?