NET Recruitment in Local Schools
(Non EDB NET Scheme)
Many schools in Hong Kong hire NETs to support and enhance English Language learning and teaching. The recruitment of NETs is not limited to public sector schools, as many kindergartens and private schools hire NETs too.
While there are schools which directly employ their own NETs, a large number of institutions recruit NETs through agencies. Overseas ESL job seekers and inexperienced ESL teachers are advised to seek help from a well-established agency that offers work visa sponsorship, sufficient placement support and career advice.
Apart from NET, you would probably want to bear in mind a couple more acronyms for your ESL job hunt. NETs in local school are sometimes hired under different titles such as:
ELTA – English Language Teaching Assistant
GELTA – Graduate English Language Teaching Assistant
GELT – Graduate English Language Tutor
Despite the variations in job titles, the job nature and major objectives of the above positions are more or less the same – to provide an authentic environment for children to learn English and arouse their interest in the language.