An exploration of difficulties experienced by native English teachers in Hong Kong

Yuet Ming CHIU

Research output: ThesisHonours Projects (HP)


The study aims at exploring the difficulties experienced by the Primary Native English Teachers (NET) in Hong Kong. Four NETs were interviewed by a semi-structured interviewed. The results of interview revealed that NET encountered difficulties in terms of personal, interpersonal and systemic level. The study indicated that NETs experiencing difficulties in sociocultural adjustment whereas adjusted quite well in psychological adjustment. Second, it noted that general human needs, such as social interaction and work-life balance are expected. Besides, the study also reveals that there is a mismatch between their expectation and reality of NET’s life. It is surprised to know that NET did not feel supported by the EDB. The inadequate training and advice influences NETs job satisfaction. The study is significant to all stakeholders related to the NET scheme which can give insightful ideas in terms of the weaknesses and also the improvement of the scheme.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationBachelor of Education (Honours)
  • CHOI, Tae Hee 崔太僖, Supervisor
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) - Secondary (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B059
  • Course code: EDA4046


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