Jolly Kingdom is a well-established and respected English language training centre. We have over 50 branches across Hong Kong. Jolly Kingdom is a vibrant, successful and jolly place to work and learn. We teach English through our systematic phonics, grammar and creative writing programmes to students from Kindergarten to Primary (age: 3 – 12). We also have classes for very young children, accompanied by a parent, where they have fun with English through play and songs. Our goal is to equip students with a strong foundation in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We teach in a pleasant and joyful way so that kids will learn with fun. With small classes (maximum 6 students) our teachers have a real impact on every student. Check out www.jollykingdom.com for more information on us and our other programmes.
We want our students to grow up communicating in English as easily and naturally as they do in Cantonese. Our methods are effective and engaging. Students enjoy coming to Jolly Kingdom and we enjoy teaching them in a fun environment. We equip our students with the skills they need to excel in English at school and in life.
Our systematic phonics, oral, reading and writing classes are taught in a fun and joyful way. Our native level English teachers have a commitment and a passion for teaching and caring for their students. Small classes (up to 6 students) mean our teachers can have a real impact on every student. The students can go at their own pace: they are not forced to keep up with the rest of the class, or slow down to wait for everyone else. We ensure each student understands what we're teaching them. There's ample opportunity to revise what a student is trying to master, or add more challenging material for those forging ahead.
Some tutorial centres have 8 or even 10 students in a class. We think that's too many: you can't give the students the individual attention they need - you're back to whole-class teaching where all the children have to turn the page at the same time, whether they understand what they are trying to learn or not. These centres are just chasing the money and packing kids into their classrooms to make as much as they can. Jolly Kingdom is different. We are teachers, not just entertainers. Our students get our individual attention every lesson. We learn and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each student. Our methods make a huge difference to how well our students progress and how happy they are to be in our classrooms.
Native Level English Teachers
We are looking for motivated, passionate, and enthusiastic native level English teachers to teach small groups (maximum: 6 students).
– Good class management skills
– Patient, friendly, positive and passionate about education.
We provide an attractive compensation scheme including welcome bonus, weekend bonus, medical and holidays.
We are happy to sponsor and organise working visas for full-time teachers with (at least) a bachelor’s degree and an accredited TEFL qualification.
Your initial contract will be for a year but we are delighted when our teachers stay on (which most of them do) for a second year or more. .
We provide initial training, ongoing support, career progression, and delightful students!
100-Hour TEFL certificate.
Native level English
If you don't already have experience or a TEFL qualification, there are several reputable organisations that provide online TEFL courses acceptable to the HK Immigration Department for working visa purposes. You can earn a certificate within about a month if you have the desire and aptitude. A CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL are more expensive but can be a worthwhile investment as they are recognised and accepted more widely. However, an online or hybrid (online and in-class) qualification is sufficient for us and for obtaining an HK working visa (which we will organise and pay for).
For Jolly Kingdom, teaching experience is less important than aptitude. All our new teachers receive training before running their own classes. If you can demonstrate an interest in and enthusiasm for teaching children (through voluntary work for example) have the required qualifications, and want to spend a year or more in Hong Kong, we'd love to hear from you.
Jolly Kingdom has a great reputation in Hong Kong, not just for what we teach, but, more importantly, how we teach. Working as a TEFL teacher with Jolly Kingdom is not one long paid holiday. Of course there's room to experience and enjoy this wonderful place, but we are committed, caring, passionate and professional teachers first. If you're of the same mind-set, we want you to join us.
How to Apply
If you have any questions, drop me a line. But I'll tell you loads at our interview anyway - which will be more of an informal chat than a grilling - so please don't be hesitant to apply.
Applicants who are not in Hong Kong can be interviewed via Skype, so they can secure their job and visa before they travel.