Recruitment of Native-speaking English Teachers (NETs) for Primary and Secondary Schools in Hong Kong
The Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region cordially invites you to apply for the NET positions in the Government, and the Government aided primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
NETs are required to teach English as a second language to Hong Kong students and assist in teacher and curriculum development in primary schools (for students aged between 6 and 12), secondary schools (for students aged between 12 and 19) and schools for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT
Applicants should be native-speakers of English or possess native-speaker English competence.Note 1
The applicants should possess:
(A) For secondary school NETs
(i) A bachelor’s degree majoring in English Language or English Literature or English Studies or Linguistics** or a Modern Language** OR a Bachelor of Education degree (majoring in English or a Modern Language** but not primary education specialist) obtained after 3 years’ full-time study from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and
(ii) A Post-graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) majoring in English or equivalent; and
(iii) At least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English (preferably as a second or foreign language) at secondary school level or above.
• Applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree in other academic subjects but with a PGDE or equivalent AND a Teaching English as a Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) qualification preferably at diploma level AND at least 1 year’s post-graduate experience of teaching English at secondary school level or above may also apply.
(B) For primary school NETs
• Applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree in other academic subjects AND/OR a recognized teacher training qualification not in primary education AND a TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB may also apply.
(i) A bachelor’s degree majoring in English Language or English Literature or English Studies or Linguistics** or a Modern Language** from a Hong Kong university or equivalent; and
(ii) A recognized teacher training qualification in primary education; and
(iii) A TEFL/TESL qualification at least at certificate level, or an equivalent course of study recognised by EDB.
** A degree in Linguistics or Modern Languages should be one in which English is the major language studies.
For appointment in schools for students with SEN, preference will be given to candidates who have special education training and/or experience in teaching students with SEN.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT
* Based on exchange rate HK$7.8 = USD1 (subject to fluctuation).
Applicants applying for the above positions in both primary and secondary schools should complete separate application forms for each position and mail/fax the completed application forms to the following address not later than 28 February 2011.
NET Administration Team, Teacher Administration Section,
Education Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,
Room 1321, 13th floor Wu Chung House,
213 Queen’s Road East,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Fax No: (852) 2123 1239
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard application forms and further information are available from the link below: http://www.edb.gov.hk/index.aspx?nodeID=262&langno=1
Native speakers of English are people who acquire the language in infancy and develop the language through adolescenceand adulthood within a community where English is spoken as the first language. Native-speaker English competence refers to the ability to use English fluently and spontaneously, to give grammatically accurate responses in communication and to write or speak creatively.
Non-native speakers of English, i.e. people who have not acquired the language in early childhood, are also suitable for employment as NETs if their English competence is not different from that of native-speakers in terms of fluency, accuracy and creativity in language use.
You are required to produce documentary evidence of having/not having been found guilty of criminal offence (e.g. Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC)) from the countries/cities where you have resided.
Personal data provided by job applications will be used strictly in accordance with this Bureau’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided immediately upon request. You may contact the NET Administration Team at Room 1321, 13/F, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.