Trinity CertTESOL Course in Hong Kong

More than obtaining a globally acceptable teacher training qualification, there is so much involved in taking your CertTESOL in Hong Kong, one of the world’s richest cities and vital access to the world’s largest ESL market.

TEFL Certification in Hong Kong

Famed as one of the cities with the highest average intelligence quotients in the world, and the largest number of tourists per year, Hong Kong is a great destination to study and obtain your Trinity CertTESOL.

Professionally run by a team of expert trainers, our TESOL training center in Hong Kong offers English teaching drills that meet the requirements of the Trinity College CertTESOL syllabus. These include language analysis and awareness, the teaching and learning context, planning for effective teaching as well as classroom management.

This TEFL course has also been specifically designed to include real-life teaching practice where you will engage in practical teaching with volunteer students at different levels. You will be expected to plan for your practice teaching and prepare lesson plans as guided by course tutors.

With the aim to ensure each of our CertTESOL candidates explore their full potentials, and become effective teachers who can thrive in any classroom around the world, we have evaluations at the end of each practice teaching session as well as continuous assessment in all areas taught within the syllabus.

Hong Kong Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Hong Kong Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CertTESOL course, dates & fees in Hong Kong.

Note that, an Online CertTESOL holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Hong Kong Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course. (Trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion.)
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into primary or higher education.
  • Possess a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English - ideally at C2 level on the Common European Framework.
  • Non-native speakers require an English Proficiency level of IELTS 7-8.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Unit 1: Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Unit 2: Language analysis and awareness
  • Unit 3: Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Unit 4: Planning and resources
  • Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments
  • Language Awareness

CertTESOL trainees will be continually assessed throughout the course via teaching practice, written assignments and the language awareness tasks. Trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course, and an external assessor, appointed by Trinity College London, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CertTESOL Training Center in Hong Kong

Our TESOL training institute was established in Hong Kong in the year 1997 and strategically located within the city. Over the past couple of decades, we have grown in our commitment to provide a wide range of quality English courses to teachers in Asia and across the world.

We have a team of over 200 dedicated tutors who are approved by Trinity College London with decades of experience training teachers and working in a variety of TESOL settings. We maintain a lifelong learning partnership with the Macao Education Department and are also a National Approved partner of the Trinity College London for the provision of teacher training courses in Hong Kong, Macao, and Mainland China.

In addition to our reputation for high standard learning and a strong team of professional tutors, there is a solid community network to support our trainees’ career development as we work with over 100 schools and organisations across the country.

Job Support and Placement: Hong Kong

As a graduate of our CertTESOL course in Hong Kong, you have opportunities to access various vacancies at our centers at the end of your training. We have full-time and part-time positions where you can choose to teach either our primary or secondary level students or even local kindergartens.

We have a strong network of contacts within the local school system, keeping us abreast of opportunities. As a result of this, our trainees are regularly informed of teaching vacancies across the city immediately after they complete their TESOL training.

Furthermore, our experienced tutors are available to give career advice and guidance on job applications within Hong Kong and overseas. A number of our graduates have secured positions in teaching and administrative sectors across Asia, Europe, and South America.

Why Choose CertTESOL in Hong Kong?

As a former British colony and a major gateway to the world’s largest market, Hong Kong is an excellent hub of English teaching opportunities with some of the most lucrative jobs and highest salaries for teachers across the globe.

TESOL graduates in Hong Kong can earn as much as 8,000 USD per month as teachers. A relative break-even cost of living, an increasing purchasing power of the Chinese RMB and a visa-free policy allow citizens of over 150 countries to enter the city without a visa, making English teaching positions in the city very attractive.

With your TEFL in Hong Kong, you will be open to different opportunities within and outside the city with a variety of positions. The most common of these jobs are offered by the Hong Kong Education Bureau and the Native Speaking English teachers Scheme popularly called NET.

You can also find jobs in the administrative sections, work as translators or with international companies teaching business English to employees. Hong Kong is a great city to work as it has high job security and a safe environment.

Things to do in Hong Kong while taking a CertTESOL

Famous as the shopper's paradise with a fascinating balance of culture, food, festivals and the highest number of skyscrapers in the world, the best way to enjoy your stay in Hong Kong is to explore the city from the perspective of the locals.

Visit the Temple Street Night Market for beautiful Chinese trinkets, souvenirs, and street food. There is the Victoria Peak, the highest point on the Hong Kong Island with a mesmerizing view of the city’s skyline and cool mountain breeze.

For an incredible local feel, ride a star ferry on the harbor and celebrate the most colorful festivals. There is the dragon boat festival, springtime festival and beautiful fireworks on New Year Eve.

However, your stay in Hong Kong will be incomplete without a taste of its delicious cuisines. Hong Kong is a haven for 'foodies' where locals love to enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines. The first dish you should sample is the dim sum, which is made from fresh ingredients and enjoyed with Chinese tea, a tradition known as Yum cha.

There is also Char Siu, the Cantonese barbecue pork and Hong Kong brisket curry served with a variety of noodles. You will find the great bars and restaurants in east Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, and Lan Kwai Fong.

With Hong Kong’s unique blend of cultures, bright city lights, and beautiful scenery, you are guaranteed to make unforgettable memories as you take your CertTESOL in Hong Kong.

Get started with your CertTESOL course in Hong Kong to enjoy the city’s rich tradition and an incredible opportunity to explore and make valuable connections while you learn the skills necessary to become a qualified English teacher with a globally acceptable certificate.

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