I am an American-born Chinese currently in my second year of college in the States. I'm pursuing a BA in Applied Linguistics and minors in Chinese, Korean, and Speech and Hearing Science. I hope to return to my parent's hometown to teach English soon after I graduate and was wondering what measures I would have to take to do so. I know I have a long way to go, but it never hurts to be prepared and have answers for future reference, right? I have a couple of questions, so I'd appreciate any help to point me in the right direction!
1. After graduating with a BA in Linguistics, should I go for an MA in TESOL/TEFL or a PGDE and then take the TEFL/CELTA/other?
2. Would it be a boost for employment if I obtain any of the above in Hong Kong?
3. Similar to question #2, will it help if I know, albeit minimal/conversational, Cantonese and Mandarin?
4. I'll be teaching English in Asia (hopefully Hong Kong) for 5 weeks this summer. It's not an internship per se, but would that possibly count as experience? If not, I do wish to teach in Korea for a few years before I head over to Hong Kong.
5. Which types of schools tend to be more difficult to find employment in? For example, government, international, religion-affiliated, etc.
6. Teaching at primary versus secondary level?