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Teaching EFL in a Kindergarten in Hong KongTeaching EFL in a Kindergarten in Hong Kong is an exciting opportunity to introduce young learners to english. Firstly, it is important to understand that in Hong Kong, local chinese children usually start nursery school by the age of two years. Even in the pre-kindergarten years, the nursery school curriculum is generally quite structured, and includes bilingual lessons in both english and Putonghua (Mandarin or Cantonese). Outside of the school curriculum, parents also encourage their children to take further english tuition lessons, often in a one on one private setting. By the time they reach kindergarten, most chinese children have been exposed to english at varying degrees, either through their former nursery schooling, private tuition, their parents’ own knowledge of the english language, or through exposure to popular culture such as television and books. In Hong Kong, an EFL teacher should firstly be conscious of the cultural differences and pressures that local chinese parents may place on their children to become bilingual from a young age. It is deeply ingrained in societal expectations that all children