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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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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Rafael
10/10

The easiest recruiting process I have been through

As someone who has used ISS and SA, Teaching Nomad was by far the easiest process I have gone through. It didn't cost me anything, unlike those other two programs and after one email contact, I was able to speak with the Teaching Nomad representative and get all the information I needed to continue with the job application. It was quick, efficient, friendly, and effective (I got the job)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Martin
9/10

Very Professional

Going through Teaching Nomad was the best decision I could have made coming to Shanghai. Sophia,who was my recruiter was very helpful and patient in dealing with my applicaton. She responded to any questions I had in a timely manner which made the entire process very straightforward. I haven't been in Shanghai very long but thus far everything has gone smoother than I could have ever expected. A large part of this is due to the guys at Teaching Nomad. I 100% recommend this company to anybody considering coming to Shanghai.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Brian
10/10

Excellence

Educators wary of generic employment listings via web sites intended for the average must avail of the quality services offered by the wonderful employees of Teaching Nomad. Career > job. Especially considering the economy in China, educators will appreciate obtaining exciting / rewarding employment.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jimmie
10/10

Excellent support, thank you!

Teaching Nomad thank you for being a major support system throughout this process! Although the process can be stressful at times, my placement consultant, Oliver Gorman has done a phenomenal job at easing the anxiety by responding to emails in a timely manner; by addressing any concerns that have; and by giving great overall advice. Thank you Teaching Nomad and Oliver for making my desire to help others and experience another part of the world possible!

Yes, I recommend this program
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laura
9/10

Living in China with a family

The thrill of moving half-way across the world was amazing. The move was from the US to China with my husband and two small boys. The culture shock was very difficult to get used to along with not knowing any Mandarin. The sights and history of China is amazing and was the most memorable experience of living abroad. It was very difficult working with local teachers on a day to day basis because the work ethics are so different from the US. The public transportation system in Shanghai is exceptional. It was very reliable and inexpensive. We enjoyed the food and the abundance of shopping opportunities in the big city. I would recommend for everyone to live/work abroad for at least a year. Your views and thoughts are broadened as well so you leave with a greater sense of appreciation for all countries of the world. I do not recommend long term living in China because you can become very disconnected with western ways and sometimes lose a sense of who you are or where you came from. But, some people might want this!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Evelyn
10/10

Thanks Patrick

Thank you Patrick for your support and guidance in getting me to Shanghai! You were willing to skype before we left to answer any questions we had and you replied to emails very quickly. Since arriving you have continued to offer that support , and I thank you for that.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lauren
8/10

Here is to China

Many people decide to travel overseas from a young age and with all the restrictions, teaching English abroad is a great way to get paid and travel...so i decided to jump on in and head off to Shanghai, china. My recruiter from Teaching Nomad was Sophia Isis. Her help during my recruiting process put me at ease and less stressed about the fact that i was moving alone to the biggest city in the world. Funny enough, my roommate was also recruited by Sophia to teach in China. Talk about a small world.

How can this program be improved?
I think it would be great if the recruiters could touch base with the candidates once they are in china. Via email would be best
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sarah
9/10

Excellent recruitment services and Recruiter

Teaching Nomad was helpful, straightforward, patient and supportive. Oliver Gorman my recruiter was fantastic and I am so grateful for his help during this process. He was knowledgeable and is an asset to the company.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
8/10

Thank you for the support and help!

Would like to say thank you for your tremendous support and help in placing me with a school in China! I am now working everyday in a fantastic school and teaching children about something I am very passionate about! MUSIC! I spend everyday spreading the beauty and amazing ability of music to have a positive impact on peoples lives. Thanks again!

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...