Hi Folks - I had a great time teaching in HK many years ago when a TEFEL was not a prerequisite. A younger colleague is interested in following in my footsteps but has noticed that to fall into the "Category 1" teachers in HK you need to have a TEFEL qualification. There are of course "lower" categories which don't require a TEFEL but we were just wondering would his chances of recruitment be greatly reduced i.e. do many "Category 2" or lower applicants have much success in HK these days as regards securing a position? My younger colleague is an excellent teacher of 6 years and is currently head of KS3. Any advice gratefully received - thank-you very much!