Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China

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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 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.

  • 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

Hey Melissa, Thanks for your message. South Africans teachers can apply to all of our programs. Please email your resume to [email protected] and we'll process your application.
Hey Samantha, Most of the teaching positions are for a minimum of one year, and most international school require a two-year commitment from the teacher. There is an occasional opening for a semester, but they're very uncommon and usually open only to people already residing in the country. If you email your resume to [email protected] we can send you updates on short-term positions.
Hey Jimena, This is a great question and I'm sure you're not the only one who would like to know the answer. Most of the schools we work with only hire native English speakers. In many countries this is because of visa regulations and there's not much individual employers can do to change this. However, if you have a valid teaching license or a degree in Education from a native English speaking...
Yes Jennifer, pre-school is in high demand! We work with some of the top pre-schools and kindergartens.


based on 186 reviews
  • Benefits 9.4
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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Professional care

Hi I was placed in China with Teaching Nomad. They were professional, kind and effective. They were able to answer all my concerns and give me assurances when I was unsure. They also helped after the contract was signed and to this day, is in touch and promising to assist me in whatever way possible. they have made the experience enjoyable and profitable. Thank you.

How can this program be improved?
Yes, I recommend
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Quick & Easy

I found Teaching Nomad through their website. Applying to them was relatively straightforward and I was contacted by my recruiter, Mark, after about 2 business days. We arranged an interview by Skype, which was quick and straightforward. I've taught ESL in other places in Asia (Thailand & South Korea) and I found Mark helpful in answering my China specific questions.

We discussed some possible positions in Shanghai that fit my requirements and after our conversation I sent over my documents. Mark put me in contact with my new school, which interviewed me and sent me a contract offer. The contract was in line with what I was told to expect at the school they told me I'd be sent to.

Visa was easy to take care of (relative to China) and everything was ready for me when I arrived.

I've worked with recruiters before, some good and some not so good. The thing I liked about Mark and Teaching Nomad was that they only sent out my application to schools that I actually approved instead of randomly sending it out to schools I didn't approve of.

Overall, a good experience.

Yes, I recommend
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Good Job

I really enjoyed having Teaching Nomad to assist me in finding a job in China. It really helped to have someone to answer questions and give practical advice. The person who helped me was very, very patient and always willing to help. He stayed in contact after I came to China and has been helpful while I've been here. It is a great program and I am very thankful for all the help! My day to day experience has been good overall. I am still adjusting to the different culture. It is very difficult to adjust and change to a new culture. The nice thing about Teaching Nomad is that I knew there was someone there that understood the culture shock and was able to give some very good and sound advice. I am also very glad to discover that toddlers all across the world like the same games and tricks. That is one thing that has made the adjustment much, much easier!

Yes, I recommend
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Teaching Nomad - Family First

"When moving a family of 5 half way across the world we needed to work with a company that did more than just find me a job. and that’s exactly what we got with Teaching Nomad. I can honestly say that if it were not for the staff of Teaching Nomad helping us when we got to Shanghai I don’t know what my family and I would have done. They truly took care of us from my first interview to my first day on the job. I sincerely recommend anyone looking for a job to go with Teaching Nomad. The people there really make the difference!

Andrew Crook

Atlanta Georgia USA to Nanjing China "

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Shanghai up close and personal

Day to Day

at work:
I plan, prepare, teach as usual.

at home:
I watch online tv, listen to music mostly all of which are streamed or downloaded freely here in China.
I have a 10M internet connection the fastest in Shanghai. I compost, eat vegetarian and occasionally host couch surfers.

in the community:
I attend and co-host couch surfing meetings regularly, I share information, knowledge and ideas with people in my circle of friends.

Reviews specifically related to Teaching Nomad.

Brett was a pleasant recruiter. The paperwork was completed on time without delay.

My wishlist...

I would have wished for more regular communication and more of a support network after the official paper work was completed.

Why is it that only the squeaky wheel gets the oil?
I think that sometimes there should be a proactive approach. Including but not limited to a checklist of common issues for new and veteran teachers. Maps, Places of interest, Service locations, Rental places, Social Events and so on. I think that even if someone is already in the city they can possibly glean more information from the recruiter as they have access to multiple teachers in the same area with the same needs and also a different perspective.

Yes, I recommend
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Go with Teaching Nomad!

I applied to teach English in China through Teaching Nomad. My recruiter, Brett, was very professional in the recruitment process and got me placed quickly and effortlessly at a REALLY good school in Suzhou. The school is called Suzhou Foreign Language School and I can say this is hands down the best school I could hope to work at in China. People here are amazingly friendly. Thanks to Brett for hooking me up! But anyway, this review is about Teaching Nomad, so back to that. If a recruiter does their job right, they go almost unnoticed. They just hook up Party A with Party B. Aside from interviewing the applicant and collecting information, their main task is to match a job seeker with an employer. Brett at Teaching Nomad did that perfectly and effortlessly. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a hassle-free experience.

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...