Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China

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Events coming up: Shanghai Job Fair & In-Person Interviews with Emirates National Schools!

The Shanghai job fair will take place on January 18th-20th.
The ENS interviews will be conducted in:
Atlanta: December 8th-10th
San Francisco: February 7th-9th
Shanghai: December 7th-9th
Bangkok: January 4th-7th
Find the event nearest you, and register on our website to talk to a placement consultant about the event you're interested in!

About

Teaching Nomad is your connection to great teaching opportunities in China! TN is an American owned and operated company with offices in Shanghai, China & Denver, Colorado. We are the definitive source for teaching abroad in China.

Since 2011, we've been vetting schools in China and helping people like you connect with only the best. We have schools hiring for every subject in 40+ cities. Whether you want to teach English in Shanghai or Biology in Xi'an, we can help!

We take a lot of pride in connecting dedicated teachers with great schools all over the country. Teaching Nomad has programs for teachers of all experience levels including professional educators, experienced ESL instructors, & beginner teachers. Our clients include international schools, language training schools, primary/middle/high schools, & kindergartens.

Register with us today to be connected with a dedicated placement consultant who can answer all of your questions and find the perfect match for you.

Highlights
  • Very competitive pay
  • Free housing or allowance
  • Benefits (health, flights, bonuses)
  • Personal placement consultant to walk you through the process
  • Opportunity to get your TEFL for free

Questions & Answers

Generally speaking, English language teachers in China need to be from native English speaking countries, while teachers of a different subject like Math or Science can be from non-native countries. That said, there are always exceptions but if you want to teach English, I would suggest to apply to schools directly.
Hi, thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately we are unable to find the answer to your question. We recommend contacting the program provider directly to learn more about eligibility requirements. This link will take you right to their contact info: http://www.teachingnomad.com/ .
Generally the age cut-off is 58/59 years old for the main countries we recruit for, being China and UAE. You may want to research other, potentially less developed countries as these requirements may be more relaxed.
Unfortunately we cannot currently accept applications from Filipino teachers.

Reviews

96%
based on 199 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.4
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Roisin
10/10

Teaching Nomad

Thank you very much Ila for taking a lot of the stress out of finding a job in China. You found jobs that were suitable to my needs and listened to my preferred areas. You were very supportive throughout the process. I appreciated your calm and friendly manner over the phone and emails. I would highly recommend getting in touch with Teaching Nomad!

How can this program be improved?
N/A
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sean
10/10

Very helpful recruiter start to finish!

Hi all! I've only just secured my placement thanks to Teaching Nomad. Sophia was really helpful and communicative throughout the process, reassuring me about starting my new life abroad and generally explaining any uncertainties I had.

How can this program be improved?
help with up front costs of getting to china
possibly a Western contact in China to meet and greet?
Yes, I recommend this program
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Paul
9/10

Very Helpful

I had a great experience working with teaching nomad. They did a thorough job screening me and was very active in searching for the best opportunities that fit my unique wants and needs. When I began my search for teaching jobs in China I was happy to utilize their experience and knowledge in my search. It wasn’t long before they set up a couple of interviews with various organizations and it didn’t take long for one of them to hire me. I was reassured by their pre-screening of companies in China; knowing their additional endorsement would help put some fears at ease. The consultant who I worked with, Stephanie, was very professional and helpful. Her personal touch guided made me the entire way and helped me feel comfortable before and after the interviews. Once placed, the support continued with follow up during the visa process. I am grateful for their assistance.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Charlotte
10/10

Use Teaching nomad

Teaching Nomad are the best recruitment agency out of the dozens I've signed up to in the last year. Communication was always clear and they responded to emails swiftly. I am now employed by an amazing international school who pay me an amazing salary and benefits! This position is exactly what I asked for, and I got the job within a week Teaching Nomad informed me of the position. I highly recommend them.

Also, thanks Oliver! You are an amazing recruiter!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ciara
10/10

Thank you, Sophia!

Sophia has aided me throughout my search for a teaching position in China, no matter how big or small, silly or important the questions have been! I feel I have found the perfect job for my first time in China, and it's all thanks to the help and advice of Sophia. I am super excited to get to china now. No doubt I will have more good things to say about Sophia and TN by the time I arrive.

Thanks again!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Chancellor
10/10

Great Experience. Thank you, Teaching Nomad!

First and foremost, I must thank Sophia at Teaching Nomad. Sophia's professionalism and thoughtfulness are on another level. Sophia walked me through the recruiting process step by step and answered every question I had (and there were many!). I cannot thank Sophia enough for her time, patience and care during my placement process. If you have the pleasure to work with Sophia as your recruiter, then rest assured you are in good and capable hands.

I currently work in China. I am happy to say all matters discussed during my interview and contract signing have been promised and delivered. I feel fortunate to not only have had great help before my placement, however also during my placement.

If you are looking to work in China, I strongly recommend working with Teaching Nomad as your recruiter during the process.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Devon
10/10

Trustworthy company, in a difficult market.

My girlfriend and I decided that we where going to go abroad and teach English and our search brought us to gooverseas.com. From this site we found TeachingNomad. We worked with TeachingNomad, and one other company. Both the companies we worked with had us do initial interviews and both companies offered to help place us in an Asian country. TeachingNomad offered to do this at no cost, while the other company would find us an offer, but we had to pay them to accept it. Our contact from TeachingNomad, Oliver, informed us that, although this practice is not uncommon, we are the asset and we should not pay for assistance in placement. So obviously we went with the free option!

I gave this review the headline, "Trustworthy company, in a difficult market" not because finding a job is hard, but because its difficult to know what company to trust to advocate for you, and land you a job that you know is not wasting your time. Teaching nomad is paid by companies to find you, and place you with them. A business model like that could easily breed an unfavorable experience for the prospective employee. It would be easy to "get them a job, get them over here, and get paid," but that is not how TeachingNomad treated us. They monitored every step for us. They were CCd in all of our email, and we always received honest feedback when we asked for it.

After arriving in China we went met our company we were placed with, and got shipped out of Shanghai a week later. A few months down the road we took a trip to Shanghai and run into Oliver. I was amazed that he recognized us, as well as surprised by his sincere curiosity in how our placement was working.

Overall moving to China was a difficult experience, but it was made easier by the support we received from TeachingNomad. TeachingNomad was there every step of the way, and gave us assistance with anything we needed. If we emailed TeachingNomad, we knew we would wake up to a response in the morning.

How can this program be improved?
No program is perfect and this is especially true when working with a lot of companies in China. The only thing I think could improve this program would be detailed profiles of the school that are possible for placement. Although this is not the best critique because if I had asked, I am sure I would have received one.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Valeriya
10/10

Would highly recommend Teaching Nomad!

Teaching Nomad accommodated me at the most vital point of my transition to China. I was originally going to go else where, but after speaking to Brett, I felt that I had been misled else where. Teaching Nomad are honest, upfront, and genuinely fantastic! Any question you have will be answered to the best of their ability and anything you need while trying to get settled is no problem. One of the recruiters had taken several days out of his day to help me apartment search and make sure I could get everything set up. I had a really positive experience!!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Matthew
10/10

Great Placement in Taiwan

Sophia from teaching nomad was excellent to work with. Despite the awkward timing of my graduation, she helped to find my wife and I teaching jobs in Taiwan with Hess International. Through the application and hiring process, she was quick to offer any assistance she could. It was great to work with this company.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Arianne
10/10

Thank you Teaching Nomad!

Teaching Nomad was great! Patrick was quick to contact me after I showed interest in their agency. He was available at all time during the application process and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend this placement agency to everyone looking for a job in Asia!

How can this program be improved?
The position I got at Girafe English Shanghai did not require me to take the TEFL online course as they provide their own training. I purchased the TEFL course through your agency during the application process. It's always good to have it but maybe there could be a way to avoid unnecessary costs.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

Great experience

Had a great experience with Teaching Nomad. Oliver Gorman was fantastic - Responding to my emails and any questions I had extremely efficiently. He was very helpful, and really provided a personalised experience whilst finding me a job. I found the job I was looking for very quickly, and would definitely use Teaching Nomad again in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tasmyn
10/10

Teaching Nomad helped me secure a position in a week!

I would most certainly recommend Teaching Nomad to anyone looking for a position abroad. Sophia Isis, my recruiter, was absolutely outstanding and on-the-ball the entire time. She checked up on me when she had not yet received my documents and assisted me in every step of the way. Sophia was also willing to answer any questions. prior to and after I received an offer at an international school in Shanghai. I was asked to attend an interview and was offered the position on the exact day. All I can say is a big 'Thank you' to Sophia, and recommend Teaching Nomad to anyone interested in a teaching position with reputable schools and companies.

How can this program be improved?
No suggestions. The program is great!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Nate
10/10

Updated Review

I feel like a restaurant critic, who writes a review about the service; then the company addresses the issues (if any) that have come to the surface. I have recently applied with Teaching Nomad, and my point of contact was (Saira). First off I would like to say wow, I am blown away by her professionalism. Not to mention her patience, with first timers like myself. At first glance, I think the issue that arose (was mine) not hers. I thought for a brief moment that I was asking too many questions, and she was tired of answering them every time that she turned around.

But, that was not the case at all. Even with me saying so, she was very professional about it. She simply kept her cool and explained everything to me (in detail). Then, went on to ask if there was any other way that she could clear it up, or if I had any other questions that I hesitated to ask. Honestly, I couldn't recommend a better individual to work with, (especially for first timers traveling abroad). A+ 100% satisfied client!

How can this program be improved?
With (Saira) on your staff, I don't believe that your company needs to change anything. She is the best!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Connor
10/10

Unparalleled Professionalism

I am incredibly thankful Saira and the rest of the awesome staff from Teaching Nomad found me. Everything about this firm is above-board and reassuring. Everything about them, from their website to the Teaching Nomad personnel themselves, oozes of integrity and professionalism. Though I have yet to begin my contract abroad in China and thus can not comment accurately on support after arriving, I can only imagine the crew at Teaching Nomad would have no problem addressing any concerns I had about my new post and new surroundings.

Throughout the ESL job-hunting process, I had a positive sense of assurance that the opportunities I was notified of and the schools Teaching Nomad works with were top-notch and reputable. Work with Teaching Nomad and let them ferret out all of the schools and offers that are not right for you.

With all the preparations that occur before expatriating yourself, you deserve nothing less.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Nathaniel
9/10

A Diamond Geezer

Oliver Gorman and Teaching Nomad have been fantastic in helping me to find a position teaching in China. I described Oliver as a Diamond Geezer because of the patience and professionalism he demonstrated in helping me to find the correct job that best suit me as an individual, not only based on my academic qualification and experiences but also my personal preferences. As a teacher looking for an opportunity to teach outside the UK, I can't recommend Teaching Nomad more highly as they have all the professional services and contacts available at their fingertips.

Yes, I recommend this program

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Teaching Nomad is your connection to great teaching opportunities in China! American owned and operated company with offices in both Shanghai, China & Denver, Colorado. We are the definitive source for teach abroad in China.

Since 2011 we've been...