Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China

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About

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 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 probably 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 and Beginner teachers. Our clients include International schools, Language training schools, Primary/ Middle/ High schools and kindergartens.

Register with us today to be connected with a dedicated placement consultant who can answer all 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

Singaporeans can apply. Many countries do recognize Singapore as a native English speaking country. For our openings, it would be best if you have experience and/or a degree related to the subject you teach.

Reviews

96%
based on 193 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Elana
10/10

Amazing!

We have received the absolute best service from Teaching Nomad and Sophia helped us from the very beginning. She was always extremely professional and friendly. Through Teaching Nomad, we managed to get the best options and we received a fantastic opportunity at a very reputable international school. We are more than happy to recommend Teaching Nomad for any teacher who would like to work in China!

How can this program be improved?
No need to improve. Teaching Nomad is perfect!
Yes, I recommend
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Jill
10/10

Professional and Efficient

The process of applying for an administrative position through teaching nomad was fast, professional, and efficient. I literally had a job that was a good fit in a matter of days. Thanks for all the support Sophia!

Yes, I recommend
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alice
9/10

Great services

Sophia worked with me on getting a teaching job in Shanghai. From my experience, the staff at teachingnomad is really aware of the applicants and their clients and work hard to make a match. Sophia responded to my questions and requests and e-mailed me with suggestions and her thoughts on which positions would best meet my needs and qualifications.

Yes, I recommend
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Iris
10/10

Unparalleled Opportunities

I have been planning to teach English in China for nearly a decade now, but when I finally had my degree in hand, I was overwhelmed by the options! I went through about three or four other recruiters and even tried contacting individual institutions personally, but Teaching Nomad was by far the most professional agency with the best teaching positions-- especially for a first year teacher. None of the others held a candle to the jobs I found through Teaching Nomad. I could not possibly recommend this outfit more.

Yes, I recommend
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Sharday
10/10

Teaching Nomad Helps Me Land Dream Job!

I just have to commend the Teaching Nomad team for being dedicated individuals and really ensuring that they are providing us with the best support! Once I was determined to participate in a teach and travel experience, I was overwhelmed and not sure how I should go about the whole process. Sophia from Teaching Nomad was especially helpful and went above and beyond to help me score the perfect job. I was rejected by my first choice job initially but Sophia followed up with the company and I got my interview in the end. Thanks to her and the rest of the teams efforts to fight for me, I am now embarking on a journey that I really wanted. I couldn't have done this without them and I'm incredibly grateful!

How can this program be improved?
I have not started my program yet but I thought it was important for me to comment on the great experience I've already received. I will write another review once my program is over.
Yes, I recommend
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Deborah
10/10

More than pleased!

I was looking for ESL jobs in Asia when Sophia Isis, from Teaching Nomad, found me. Since our first contact, Sophia has been friendly, personable and very efficient. I felt like she really understood my needs and my personality, and was there to help me find the perfect position. I owe my job in China, and probably the biggest adventure of my life, to Sophia. Thank you!

Yes, I recommend

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The most important service that we provide is behind the scenes research of every school that we can find to identify those worth partnering with. There are thousands of English schools in Asia, unfortunately not all of them are legitimate. We have...