Impact Teaching

Program Reviews

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Brooke
10/10
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
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Luigi
10/10
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
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Nicole
10/10
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!

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Malaika
10/10
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.

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Jodie
10/10
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!

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David
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Helpful and supportive throughout

TEIC were very helpful throughout this whole process. In spite of the constantly changing requirements due to the pandemic, Arnold was always available and willing to offer assistance and guidance whenever I had questions about the interview process, document legalization, visas, flights and so on. As well as the help he was personally able to offer, he also invited me to join several WeChat groups which provided valuable insight into the green code maze. He has continued to provide support now that I am in China. If you're thinking of teaching English in China, I thoroughly recommend using their services.

Pros
  • Support throughout the interview process
  • Help with paperwork and green codes
  • Zoom meetings with other teachers
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William
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Friendly, professional and reliable.

My China experience came out of nowhere. As I approached the end of University I wondered what to do next. The GoOverseas team gave me an opportunity I will never forget. The networking opportunities from then on has put me in contact with people all over China, giving me opportunities to explore, seek, travel and grow both professionally and personally.
Alongside the team’s connectivity and helpfulness comes a reassurance in these current times. Arnold has reached out regularly to ensure that I and other teachers are safe and well during these times. This has always been reassuring.

Pros
  • Professional networking
  • No day is the same
  • Memories for a lifetime
Cons
  • Missing home due to pandemic
  • China’s unpredictable COVID policy
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Mahalia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great first start

Impact Teaching is good with helping you find work and getting through the visa process. They also are good with helping you find places to make friends and find things to do in your city. Arnold was very supportive with helping me transition into Warsaw; following through on my documentation for my taxes, school, and further legalization of stay. On their Youtube, their are many helpful guides to assist potential teachers. I would strongly recommend this organization to anyone thinking about teaching in Poland!

Pros
  • Employment
  • Getting settled
  • Making friends
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Liam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching English in Poland

I have really enjoyed the Poland programme since I came to Warsaw in November 2021. I enjoy the school I work with and the students I teach, work are very helpful with resources and guidance. I really like living in Warsaw, it is a very well connected city with good places to go out and plenty to do, and Poland is also a very interesting country to travel around.

Impact teaching have been very helpful with providing support and creating a context in which I could share my ideas.

Furthermore, Warsaw is a great city to live in if you are interested in history, having studied history at undergraduate level I have really enjoyed this aspect of Warsaw and Poland.

Pros
  • Providing teaching experience with planning and delivery of lessons
  • Great context to learn about history in Warsaw
  • Great support around giving ideas and sharing my own ideas
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Felicia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best experiences of my life

Teaching English in China was an experience I will never forget!! When I was in my first year of University, I applied for the teach English in China summer programme which was 2 weeks of teaching at a summer camp in China. The application experience was very straight forward and I felt as if I could be 100% myself when sharing my experience and ideas. After being selected for the program, there was an orientation day where I met the people I would be working alongside which was very beneficial as I was able to travel with some of them and you felt like you were not alone in the process. The actual experience of teaching at first was a little daunting but as soon as you start, it is so rewarding to feel like you are capable of teaching. Seeing the children progress and enjoy the classes was the highlight for me. As well as this, you have plenty time to explore your surroundings after work.
I would really recommend this program for anyone who struggles with confidence or is looking for something new to self develop. I found that while I was teaching I was really able to let go of past anxieties and stress. It's also a very good way to discover a new culture and you just might want to return. After visiting China, I started studying international business and Chinese at University because i was so fascinated with the language and culture.

Pros
  • Excellent Support
  • Great value for money
  • Brilliant location
Cons
  • Wifi in school was the best