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Teach English in Macau

Macau, also spelled Macao, a former Portuguese colony, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. (Hong Kong is the other.)

Macau is both the first and last European colony in China. Like Hong Kong, Macau benefits from the principle of "one country, two systems". Macau has built up world class tourism industry with a wide choice of hotels, resorts, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) facilities, restaurants and casinos. With more buildings on reclaimed land - and in the number and diversity of its attractions. The greatest of these continues to be Macau's unique society, with communities from the East and West complementing each other.

The official languages in Macau are Chinese and Portuguese. Most popular langueges used here are Mandarin and Cantonese, the third most spoken language is English. Very few people here speak Portuguese, although you will see it in written form in many places. Most universities offer English taught courses.


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Macau is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Hong Kong, 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Guangzhou and next to Zhuhai, it is one of the most developed regions in Asia, and salaries are much higher compare with China.

Ideal candidates must be English native speaker, and should have:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • TEFL/TESL Certified or Professionally Trained;
  • no criminal record;

Basic Benefits of Teaching Jobs In Macau

Monthly salary MOP$19,000 – MOP$45,000 (approx. US$2,400-US$5,800) based on qualifications/experience     Currency Exchange
Teaching level: elementary & secondary Schools
Airfare round trip airfare (economy class)
Free accommodation or Monthly housing allowance
National holidays, summer vacation (flexible, determined by school)
Medical insurance

* Salary is negotiable, dependent upon the responsibilities and relevant work experience.

In addition to the school's employment package, Prospects Asia also provides the supports below:

  • VISA application;
  • Emergency contact in Macau during the contract period.

Macau Facts & Figures

Macau is at the heart of a unique mix of cultures between the European heritage passed down from their Portuguese colonists and the influence of the Chinese motherland. People in Macau are honest, pleasant and soft-spoken. The local customs are very much akin to the western society.

Status Semi-autonomous, special administrative region of China
Population 544,600 (2010 census)
Area 29.5 km2 (11.39 sq mi)
Density 18,568/km2 (48,092/sq mi) - 1STin the world
Official languages Chinese, Portuguese (both official)
Spoken languages Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Portuguese
Major religions Buddhism, Taoism
Monetary unit Macanese pataca (MOP$) (MOP)
Internet domain .mo
International dialling code +853
Drives on the left
Time zone MST (UTC+8)