impact teaching logo

Impact Teaching

About

At Impact Teaching, we specialize in helping you find the perfect teaching program in your ideal location. We work alongside carefully selected partners in cities around the world to offer you programs you know you can trust.

We know just how nerve-wracking it is to step out of your comfort zone and experience a new culture for the first time. That’s why our comprehensive service is designed to allow you to focus on what’s really important: gaining experience, saving money and having an incredible time.

Founded
2020

Reviews

Default avatar
Brooke
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Program - Very Reliable

I was determined to move to China, but due to the pandemic and ever-changing regulations, I had no idea where to even begin. Arnold makes the process so much easier by connecting us with hiring schools, helping with the interview process, and guiding us through the process of obtaining a visa and traveling to China. There are regular video calls with all the prospective teachers in the program (and at times teachers who are already in China) which helps tremendously by providing support. There are also workshops to prepare us to be better teachers. Now that I am here, I am absolutely loving life in China!

Pros
  • Frequent Video Calls and Individual Check-ins
  • Job Search Support
  • Very Transparent
Default avatar
Luigi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Knows what they're doing

I applied to teach in China late in 2019, and then covid happened a mere three months or so later. The support I got from this recruiter's was helpful; this plus my company's support staff meant that I could collate news and help from different sources and I didn't feel like I was relying too much on one person or institution.

The application process was extensive and they provide help and advice every step of the way, especially from former teachers who have gone to China themselves and have returned after their contract ended. There's only so much online blogs could do and this personal touch helped alleviate any concerns I had with moving to China.

Pros
  • Step-by-step assistance
  • Online and offline support
  • Pre- and Post- arrival help
Default avatar
Nicole
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience of my life

Having not had the best experience moving to China previously due to very little guidance and no social support, I was apprehensive about embarking on the same journey again.

However I can categorically say that TEIC made my experience unforgettable in all the right ways - we were instantly connected to a large group of teachers also making the move to China and Arnold was on-hand at all times to answer any questions. The meet-up in London prior to heading out and the summer-camp training in China before going to our cities was invaluable in terms of the teaching skills, experience and also the relationships I made with the other teachers. I made life-long friends from this programme and this gave me plenty of opportunities to travel in China with friends in different cities.

Cannot recommend this agency enough if you want to study in China!

Default avatar
Malaika
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teacher through Impact teaching

I had the best experience with Impact Teaching. I have a few friends that are also with other agencies and struggle so much with clear communication and transparency. I do not have this problem with Impact teaching. I feel very lucky to have started with Impact teaching. Arnold really goes above and beyond with his work. I am from South African Cape Town and I moved to Wroclaw Poland end of Feb this year 2022. It has been a wild but fun rollercoaster and Aronal has been by my side giving great advice on what to do next. He understands what teachers need. I highly recommend Impact teaching.

Default avatar
Jodie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very supportive

Covid meant it took me a lot longer to teach abroad than originally planned, and I ended up in an entirely different location. However, all through this, I felt completely supported by Impact Teaching! I was kept up to date with any problems that arose and the potential options available to me, until I eventually ended up teaching in Thailand. Even since arriving here, Impact Teaching has continued to support me with any problems that I have. Also, the cost of enrolling with Impact Teaching is a lot cheaper than other companies that I looked at previously. This is really a company that cares about helping people get abroad to teach. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting to teach abroad!

Programs

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Lauren Pettit

Job Title
Programme Director
Lauren worked in a primary school in Jinan, Shandong, China for one year. During her time there, she learned some Chinese before returning home to start working for our team.
Lauren Pettit

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favourite memory is on Halloween during my teaching placement. The other foreign teacher at my school and I volunteered to organize an activity day that gave all students at our school the chance to experience games and activities that children would play in our home country. We organized a day filled with games that encouraged students to use English and learn more about this holiday, and it was so much fun. I've kept in touch with my colleagues at the school and found out that since then, they have continued this event for Halloween as it was so popular among both students and staff!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Since working for the company, I have learned so much about China and its booming ESL industry. I have had the chance to work on a range of different projects that have helped me to develop a wide skillset. I've gained skills in communicating with people from different backgrounds, problem-solving and online marketing. These have helped me to gain a good understanding of how a small company works.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of the best stories I've heard is from a homestay programme participant, who ventured from the suburban house she was staying in central Beijing for a day trip.

After a good day out, she confidently headed back to the bus stop and jumped on a bus, only to notice an hour later that she was headed in the completely wrong direction and was in fact on her way to the Great Wall (miles out of town). With little battery left on her phone and no idea where she was, she quickly told her host family, who ordered a taxi to her. Fortunately, she was able to find somewhere to charge her phone, and the taxi soon arrived - she managed to keep a positive attitude throughout this and took the experience in her stride, which is something we try to encourage all our participants to do!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would choose to go to the Business Homestay Programme, because this programme is so unique and is not one I have seen offered anywhere else. Not only can participants experience the Chinese culture in an extremely immersive way, but they also have the chance to immerse themselves in the business environment of Beijing, creating a network and discovering new opportunities.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who haven't yet decided if they want to remain in China on a longer-term basis to put out the feelers and see what the city may have to offer them professionally. I'm very jealous of the participants in this programme!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Teach English In China is unique in that it is one of the longest-standing companies offering teaching programmes, and unlike some competitors, it remains focused on China.

The team is formed of former ESL teachers in China, meaning there is such a valuable wealth of knowledge ready for newcomers to tap into. The team makes every effort to ensure that participants are happy and well looked after, right up until the time they arrive back home.

I'm proud of the team every time we have an Orientation Day, which happens before the programmes begin. At this time I always see the team come together and share their infectious love for China, which has a positive impact on the participants who always leave smiling.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I believe the biggest factor in being a successful company is customer service. Having a friendly, knowledgeable team who is already ready to assist customers and solve problems is crucial to building and maintaining a solid reputation. The more people that have a good experience with a company, the more they will keep coming back or tell their friends about you. This is something we strive to do at Teach English In China, encouraging participant feedback at every step so that we can continue to improve our services.