Hello, and thanks for your patience. I'm sorry you didn't receive an earlier answer.
My name is Cher and it will be my pleasure to help you.
I understand where you're coming from, and you're at an age where it's necessary for you to decide which direction you would like your life to take and then produce a plan that will help you achieve your goals.
Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is something that I did in the past. The thing about this, is that you don't need to know the languge of the person/people you're teaching and the more English you use, the more proficient your student will be, because they can't 'revert' back to their native tongue. Is it frustrating on both parts? Definitely, but, the student will soon pick up the new language being taught (English) and little by little, become more proficient.
You don't have to have an extroverted personality to be a teacher, but there is a way to learn best how to impart your knowlege to others. You might consider taking some courses in your local area in general teaching, and then find out what positions may be available where you live now, and/or in Hong Kong, if you would like to live there. You'd also have to find out the requirements for teaching ESL in your area, or abroad. In some positions, you'd have to be a certified teacher and hold a degree, etc., and in other positions, that is not required. It all depends on the circumstances. There are many people from foreign countries living in the UK who either know very little English or would like to improve their English, so it might not be too difficult to find some prospective clients to start tutoring in English.
The definition of 'fluency' in a language is being able to understand a native speaker; the student doesn't necessarily need to speak perfectly to be considered 'fluent', but as with all things, this comes with time and practice.
If you research the subject, you might find this rewarding, and decide to take your life in this direction. I hope these webpages will be helpful: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/faculty-resources/tips-on-teaching-esl-students/http://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/teaching-and-learning-eng-as-a-second-lang-in-hk
While everyone would like to do a job they 'love', that's not always possible, unfortunately, but if you think about what you're good at and what you enjoy, if you end up not teaching ESL, at least you'll have a direction to pursue.
If you would like to live in Hong Kong, think about your skill set, which subjects you got good grades in, in school, and what you enjoy doing. Look at the classifieds ('job adverts') in English Hong Kong newspapers and see if something catches your eye. You might be able to learn a new skill or use something you already know, to get a good job there, as this seems to be your goal.
I hope this helped and wish you much good luck!
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