English for Asia (EFA): The Trinity College London approved service provider in Hong Kong

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About English for Asia

English for Asia (EFA) Hong Kong was founded in the year 1997, and since then has evolved to ignite a spark within their students for the teaching profession. Deeply rooted in the bestowed mission to improve English standards all over the Asia region, EFA offers a new, fresh prospective at learning how to teach with the schedule being designed in a bid to meet the every student needs.

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We create world-class English teachers with personalised training, comprehensive support, and job assistance to establish long-term relationships with our teachers.

English for Asia stands as a beacon of excellence in English language education, distinguished by its personal service, competitive pricing, and superior academic standards. Recognised as a strong brand, it is synonymous with high-quality English courses. With over 250 native English teachers, the institution boasts 27 years of experience, impacting hundreds of thousands of students across over 800+ schools in Hong Kong and Macao. Officially contracted by local education departments, we offer comprehensive services including course provision, teacher recruitment, and training.

Our Teachers

Our tutors boast a combined experience of over 50 years and hold qualifications ranging from Post-Graduate Diplomas to CELTA, DELTA, and Master’s degrees in TESOL. Each of our trainers possesses at least a Level 7 (Ofqual) Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, with a minimum of six years of experience in the field of ESOL teaching and teacher training.

Meet them below...


Kevin Clare

DipTESOL Course Director, CertTESOL Trainer

Kevin has been teaching English since 2009, in various settings - from private to public and international sectors - teaching adults, teenagers, and young learners. Kevin holds a CELTA, PGCE, and BA - and has taught in Australia, Daqing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. At English for Asia, Kevin trains teachers enrolled for Trinity CertTESOL courses.

A connoisseur of fine wines, Kevin appreciates a good bottle in his downtime.


Clare Voke

Director of Teacher Training

Clare Voke brings in more than 15 years of experience in various teaching and training roles. Before joining English for Asia she has taught in the UK and mainland China where she began her career as a Regional Trainer for EF. Clare is adept at creating online teaching courses and content, and she frequently presents at educational conferences across Asia. Her academic background includes a Trinity DipTESOL, Trinity TYLEC, and an MA in International Social Transformation.


Sean Martin

DipTESOL, CertTESOL Trainer

Sean Martin has over a decade of experience in TESOL across Hong Kong and Europe, specializing in teaching professional adults from diverse backgrounds in both commercial and academic sectors. Collaborating with the University of Sunderland, he contributed to their English for Academic Purposes program. His academic focus lies in sociolinguistics and its practical implications, both inside and outside the classroom.


Allan Crocker

CertTESOL Course Director

Allan Crocker is the latest addition to our Hong Kong team, bringing a robust background as a trainer, regional manager, and course developer from his previous tenure in Shanghai. His personal passions include exploring eclectic music, under his philosophy of "the weirder, the better," and indulging in cooking Chinese cuisine. Allan holds a Trinity DipTESOL and a Diploma in Learning & Development (CIPD).


Jennie Fung

CertTESOL Trainer

Since 2014, Jennie has been teaching in Hong Kong, working with a diverse group including primary and secondary students, those with special needs, young learners, and adults. She has since evolved into a skilled CertTESOL trainer. Jennie is passionate about enhancing language acquisition by leveraging learners' strengths and is very good at crafting effective online lessons. She holds a Trinity DipTESOL, CELTA, and a BA.


Karin Xie

Academic Manager, CertTESOL Trainer

Karin started her TESOL career teaching English to young learners in Mainland China, later expanding to teach various ages and levels. She has been a senior teacher and an in-house trainer. She is a frequent presenter at teacher conferences and has spearheaded research projects focused on teacher questioning techniques, learner autonomy, and the influence of English-language environments on learning outcomes. Karin holds Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL, and Trinity TYLEC certifications.


Heath Jeffery

CertTESOL Trainer

With 20 years in English language teaching, Heath has been a teacher, examiner, Director of Studies, and trainer. He enjoys teaching English to adults and teens, focusing on professional and exam preparation. He embraces the philosophy that "restrictions breed creativity," which reflects in his innovative teaching approaches. Heath's credentials include CELTA, Trinity DipTESOL, an MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL), and E-moderating Skills.


Matthew Gordon

CertTESOL Trainer

Matthew has over 12 years of experience in China as an English teacher, academic manager, and teacher trainer, specializing in both General and Academic English. Matthew's research interests include learning transfer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and reflective practice in teacher training. He has published works in both areas. His academic credentials include a DipTESOL, an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, a PgCert in Teaching English for Academic Purposes, and a CELTA.

Why Choose Us?

Find out why teachers choose us for their TESOL certification course

Learning achievements

Remarkable Learning Achievements

Achieve Outstanding TESOL Results: Over 99% of our trainees pass the Trinity CertTESOL, with 85% achieving A or B grades, reflecting our commitment to your academic success.

Local network and partnerships

Extensive Regional Network and Partnerships

Leverage Our Powerful Connections: We've built trust-based relationships with over 1000 schools and organizations across Hong Kong, Macao, and Mainland China. These partnerships act as a gateway to your teaching career, while providing real-world teaching opportunities and career connections.

Tutor support

Supportive Training Staff

Receive Guidance from our Tutors: Since 1997, our trainers have skillfully led thousands of classes, bringing a wealth of experience to each session.They offer comprehensive support, helping you in every aspect of your TEFL training with personalised attention and expertise.

Training resources

Comprehensive Training Resources

Access State-of-the-Art Learning Materials: Our extensive library of resources and modern teaching facilities are designed to support every aspect of your learning journey, ensuring you have the best tools at your disposal.

Top leadership

Established Industry Leadership

Benefit from Our Esteemed Reputation: As one of Trinity's largest TESOL course providers in Hong Kong, our reputation enhances your job prospects as a teacher. By being part of such an organization, you set yourself apart when it comes to competitive teaching.

Community support and help

Strong Community and Support

Join a Thriving Community of Educators: At English for Asia, you’re not just attending a course - you’re joining a community. Benefit from peer support, expert guidance, and lifelong professional networks.

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About Trinity College London

Trinity College London was established in 1872, and is a leading international examinations board famous for its rigorous standards and prestigious qualifications. Its CertTESOL is globally recognised teacher training program, and is widely respected by employers in the field of English teaching. CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council and is considered equivalent to other major qualifications in the field, making its teachers highly sought after by ESL employers worldwide.

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Job Placement Assistance

In the 16 years that EFA has been operational, one such reputation as an exceptional teacher training institute has been built, with numerous students graduating every year. Also, EFA works to ensure that you settle into the teaching English work field seamlessly.

By going a step farther to offer job placement assistance for students who have qualified with a TEFL certificate. Your experience, therefore, does not end with EFA once you have graduated; they also want to ensure that your newly acquired skills are appreciated.

You can depend on EFA to take care of every detail so that our students can enjoy a rewarding and worry free experience.


Explore excerpts from testimonials our trainees shared with us about our CertTESOL and Online TEFL courses

“This course was a game changer for me. It connected me with fellow aspiring teachers and seriously leveled up my teaching skills. Observing seasoned trainers conduct live teaching sessions provided me with clear, actionable examples.”

Sarah Chow

CertTESOL Part-time, Blended

“The global recognition of this course is a big plus. The trainers were approachable and knowledgeable, making the challenging journey feel very fulfilling at the end.”

Vicki Kan

CertTESOL Part-time, Online

“The course's flexibility in terms of duration and hours of study was ideal. Whether it was 6 weeks or 12, I could fit it into my life without hassle. Great value for the money.. I feel well-prepared.”

Tse Hoi Lam

120-hour TEFL Course

“Building a bank of tools, strategies, and resources as part of the course has been invaluable. I now have a solid foundation for both in-person and online teaching.”

Anika Müller

60-hour TEFL Course

“Switching my theoretical knowledge into real-world skills was seamless thanks to CertTESOL. The trainers were top-notch, offering loads of hands-on practice and feedback that I still use today.”

Manisha Peswani

CertTESOL Part-time, Blended

“Wow, what a ride! This course was intense but worth every minute. It laid a solid foundation for my teaching career and introduced me to amazing people who faced the same challenges. Guided by expert trainers, I felt fully prepared to tackle all aspects of the CertTESOL.”

Firdaus Bibi,

CertTESOL Full-time, Online

“If you want to boost your teaching career, this is your ticket. The skills I learned here are in high demand, and I've used them everywhere I've taught.”

Kaycee Chung

CertTESOL Full-time, Blended

“The support from the trainers was phenomenal. Thanks to this course, I landed an amazing job at a primary school. Definitely worth a shot if you're considering teaching, as it was a career-defining move for me.”

Emma Y

CertTESOL Part-time, Online

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