WOOK Talent

WOOK Talent

About

WOOK Talent is a premier ESL agency authenticated by the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs and the American embassy in China. WOOK Talent collaborates with over 1200 educational institutions across China and offers more than 500 job vacancies for English teachers and educational managers per month.

Why apply through agency WOOK Talent?

• We are authenticated by the American embassy in China.
• Almost all the Chinese educational brands cooperate with us, but we only carefully choose the most reliable schools and the best offers for our candidates.
• We are free for our candidates.
• After going through over 1000 visa cases, we are the ultimate professional in Chinese visa field.
• Our recruiter team hold master degrees and speak three languages on average, humble, humorous, and easy to communicate.
• We take care of the candidates whose first time come to China with the diplomacy standard, ready to solve all the problems which you can possibly meet.

Founded
2014
Headquarters

East Huaihai Tower - 904
Huangpu
Huangpu Qu
Shanghai Shi, 200000
China

Reviews

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Dillon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I think I'll start off by saying; leaving your country to go work abroad for a year is a daunting experience. There can be so many hurdles, missteps and stress that you might not even think it's worth it. But despite only being in China for a short while I think I have made a fantastic decision, Wook selected a great school for me to teach where I'm enjoying everyday with my coworkers and kids. After work I get to experience the world of China little by little through its food, architecture and people. If at any point I have had trouble or an issue however big or small I know that Wook (and the school) are there to back me up and help me as best as they can to which I'm thankful. If anyone is still hesitating about teaching abroad then I implore you to go with Wook, you won't regret it.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Chicken feet and it turns out it just tastes like more chicken, who knew? 😁
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Josh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I can properly say WOOK talent is nothing but the most helpful agency I have ever worked for. They have a large base of schools based in the ESL industry in China and first hand industry knowledge.

They are well versed on all the procedures required to work in China and will always assist you in whatever way legally possible to get you into China.

Thats right, Legally.

Not to mention you can always contact your WOOK Talent agency representitive if you have any concerns, well into the future of your career.

Wook talent will always be the only go to provider for work for myself within China. Their ability to source you a job in every major city in China is nothing short of legendary. All you need to be is brave, hard working, and a native english speaker.

If you are fresh off the boat for teaching, they can place you with a company that will provide you with training. If you are already an experienced teacher, they can place you with a company that expects you to hit the ground running.

Not to mention China is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich countries on the planet. ( the foods pretty good too )

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Simon
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

China is a different world. If you don't know the language or understand how they do things, things will be challenging for you during the first two months, let's not kid ourselves. This being said, I can only presume that you're coming to China for an adventure, and it will be one, with its ups and down. The one constant I've been able to rely on, the one person I've been able to trust to help whenever I needed it, my rock in China has been Anatole from Wook talent. He, and everyone I've had the pleasure of working with at the agency truly go above and beyond to make sure their teachers know what's going on, are well adjusted, and happy. If you have a question, they'll answer it, or find the answer. If you have a problem they'll help you find a solution. They are truly devoted. I work with many other teachers here in Xi'an and they all have horror stories about their agents. Illegal dealings, no help, no service, being cheated out of money... and all I can do is praise my agent. My fellow teachers all envy me. Wook even supplies free vpn to their teachers! And trust me, you WILL need that service in China. 5 star service!!! PS - Wook found an amazing shool for me and I love every child in my class!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Every single day, remind yourself why you came to China, and appreciate every experience. When in doubt, call Wook.
Natalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hello everyone ! Currently working in Hangzhou which is a beautiful city next to the massive megapolise Shanghai. Marco Polo used to describe it as one of the most beautiful places on earth and slent here more than 20 years. I am here since November 2018 so far. It’s nice and pretty over here with big expats community and amazing Chinese coworkers environment. Gratefully to work Talent it did happen! It’s always a big pleasure to deal with the Work Talent especially agent Anatole who is always supportive and professional. He found amazing job opportunity for me and keep searching for many of my friends whom I am glad and proud to reccomend. It’s good opportunity to work and travel, experience new culture build cv and find new friends. Happy to be here and wish u to become even more massive and occupy the hall planet! Good job and thank you!

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Tom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have checked lots of websites and agencies before choosing WOOK Talent. I have chosen them because their professional work visa explanation video on their youtube channel.

Comparing with the other agencies in China, WOOK Talent makes me feel safe and reliable. The members of the agency have the same age as me. We have had a very good time.

I have to admit that the EF and the wall street English do also provide reliable job positions. But the salary that WOOK Talent can offer to us is the way much more interesting.

Especial thanks to the member of WOOK Talent Anatole, really funny guy, and being always responsible. He helpd me overcome lots of difficulties for my first month in China.

For the new comers, what can i say.... maybe WOOK Talent is not the biggest agency in China nor the best one. But it won't be a mistake for you guys to come through them!.

What was your funniest moment?
Haha I visited the pet Market in Shanghai huangpu district, and bought a turtle as my pet !

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Simon G

After earning a university degree in communications, Simon started his career as a television host. He soon gravitated towards writing and has earned a living as a writer for 25 years before deciding to become a kindergarten teacher in China.

Why did you choose this program?

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in this case, clichés don't apply. When I was shopping around for an agency to find an English teaching job in China, Wook Talent had the best looking, most professionally written website I could find. This attracted me to their services.

Once I had a telephone interview with them, I knew I had found the right people for me! They are as professional as they look and often go above and beyond what you would expect from a placement agency.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

They basically took care of everything. Getting ready to go work in China can be quite intimidating, but Wook was there at every step of the way. Despite the 12 hour difference between Montreal and Shanghai, we spoke frequently and they were always there to ensure I didn't feel insecure or panicked.

They supported me at every step of the visa acquiring process. I always knew exactly what I had to do and when. They helped me have my work contract amended when I believed it was necessary to do so. They even told me what apps I should install on my phone in order to be functional as soon as I arrived in China, and now that I am here they give me access to something that is absolutely essential in China: VPN.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

The only thing I did not know ahead of time and wish I had known is how difficult it is to get money out of China. I have some financial obligations in Canada and at the moment it is very hard to fulfill them. Again, Wook is helping me with that, but if I have one piece of advice for anyone coming to China is to keep no financial obligations in your home country whatsoever. Getting money out of China involves some crazy gymnastics that even Cirque du Soleil artists would struggle with!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Every weekday, I arrive at school at 7:20 am and have breakfast there (the kindergarten feeds its teachers). After that, I have about 20 minutes to get ready for the day.

At 8:00, the kids start trickling in until 9:00. At 9:00, we dance and then do the daily outdoor exercise, which I have to prepare, coach and supervise with the help of my two assistant teachers. At 10:00, it's time for our daily English lesson.

From 10:30 to 11:30, I observe the children and take notes for their parents as they take part in semi-guided Freeplay. At 11:30, the kids eat their lunch, we go for a walk and get them ready for nap time at 12:30. I eat lunch and have my office hours while they sleep until 2:30 pm. By that time, the Chinese teacher has arrived and I help her for an hour as she takes over for the rest of the day.

I leave school at 3:30 pm, usually satisfied, as the kids are absolutely adorable and I love them.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I am no spring chicken! I decided to become a kindergarten teacher after a 25-year career as a television host, actor, writer, researcher, and multi-media project manager. So my greatest fear was not China or going abroad, but being able to keep up with the kids, especially since I have never had any of my own!

The first two months were intense, and I must admit I was exhausted every single day after work. Keeping fit physically and mentally got me through it, and I'm adjusting. This being said, even though I didn't fear going abroad, adjusting to living in a completely different culture from your own is also very exhausting. Again, keeping fit and staying positive seems to be the secret!

Is there any other advice for prospective travelers?

I spent a lot, and I really mean a lot, of time preparing for this trip. I did research, I watched vloggers who have been living in China for many years to get some insight, I read books on Chinese mentality and culture, etc., etc. Now, with hindsight, I won't say this was time wasted, but I certainly could have done less. Why? Because nothing can prepare you for China!

Trying to get ready to come to China by doing research is like trying to prepare for your first sexual experience by reading books! You feel like you're ready, and when the time comes... you're not. So don't over-prepare, just go with the flow once you're there.