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Schedule

NGL 2019 will recruit up to 140 HKU undergraduates and 70 teenagers from secondary schools and youth organizations.  Local youth should read the information on the second part of this page.

Application process for HKU Students

NGL 2019 will run on slightly different schedules in different places – tentative dates are shown below. All participants need to be in place and ready to start the training programme on the first morning. All participants will be expected to see the programme through to the finish. Enrollment for part of the programme is not possible – the commitment is for the entire programme, and cannot be reduced. Normally classes do not take place on weekends or public holidays, though Saturday morning classes may be scheduled in some places.  HKU students wishing to receive the grant are required to enroll in the credit bearing portion of the program: https://caes.hku.hk/ngl/requirements-for-credit/

Training in Hong Kong (for all NGL participants) June 1 and 2
Training in Myanmar / Thailand / Cambodia (for all HKU participants) June 5 to 7
Teaching in Myanmar / Thailand / Cambodia (for all HKU participants) June 10-August 2
Debriefing & Sharing (for all NGL participants) September 6
Social Service Upon completion of trip to SE Asia
Who Can Apply?

NGL is designed primarily for undergraduate students. Previous experience as an English teacher is not required. Participants will undergo training to acquire basic techniques for effective classroom teaching.

What is crucial is a commitment to the core aims of the scheme. Delivering intensive English-language classes for nine to ten weeks is both challenging and rewarding. Participants must be prepared to work through the challenges and stay focused on the job of teaching.

Application Process

The application process is quite extended because there has to be sufficient time first to select participants, second to enable all selected participants to apply for a work visa, and third to allow all participants to make transportation arrangements ahead of the start of training. These are the major steps:

Date Process
January Interviews (face-to-face or Skype)
3 February

Mid February

Application deadline of 2nd intake

Interviews (face-to-face or Skype)

End February Notification of application results and indicate location preferences
Early March Participants to submit signed “Notice of Acceptance” & commit to NGL 2019.

Apply Online:  HKU Application form


Application Process for Local Youth

NGL 2019 will run on slightly different schedules in different places – tentative dates are shown below. All participants need will travel together to the site and need to be available on the departure date.  All participants will be expected to see the programme through to the finish.  Enrollment for part of the programme is not possible – the commitment is for the entire programme, and cannot be reduced.  Normally classes do not take place on weekends or public holidays, though Saturday morning classes may be scheduled in some places.

Soon after the application deadline, we will invite shortlisted applicants to choose their preferred time slots for an intake interview on the dates shown below.

Important Dates

*For out-of-school youth, please refer to the schedule for HKU students.

Application Deadline March 8
Intake Interview March 23 and 24 (Tentative)
Pre-trip Preparation Briefing June 1 AM
Training in HK July 6
Depart HK July 13 or 14
Training in Myanmar / Thailand / Cambodia July 15
Teaching in Myanmar / Thailand / Cambodia July 17 – August 2
Return to HK August 3
Debriefing & Sharing (for all NGL participants) September 6
Social Service in Hong Kong (at least 20 hours) Upon completion of trip to SE Asia
Admission Process

If applicants are selected to join the programme, we will send two documents to them: (1) an acceptance letter; and (2) an undertakings form. Applicants who wish to accept the offer must sign and return the undertakings form. Arrangements for the overseas trip will commence upon our receiving of the undertakings. The followings are the procedures we prepare the trip for the participants.

    • Participants will receive a link to an online form. They will be asked to provide personal information, such as bank account number, passport number, etc.
    • Participants will need to submit the genuine copy of their passports to our office. If necessary, we will apply for entry visas for them. Applicants will be asked to collect their passports after we have applied for the corresponding visas.
    • We will purchase air tickets and insurance for the participants. The costs incurred from the above-mentioned purchases as well as the application of visas will be deducted from the sponsorship.
    • A sum  will be retained by HKU until the participants finish the trip and return to HK. The remainders of the sponsorship will be transferred to the bank account provided by the participants for their use in the volunteer locations.
Essential Criteria to Join the Programme

If you are a Hong Kong resident and you meet these criteria we highly encourage you to apply:

    • study in any Hong Kong secondary schools or discontinued studying
    • are 15-22 years old
    • have basic English standard (able to understand daily English and express oneself)
    • have a less-privileged family background
    • are willing to step out of comfort zone to and learn new things

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Apply Online:  Youth Application form