Teaching Nomad - Teaching Opportunities in China

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Teacher goofing off with students in China
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Being silly in class

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

Yes! A teaching degree is not required to teach abroad. In many cases experience and/or a TEFL certification is an adequate qualification. We place couples all the time!
In such a case we would recommend the individual to contact the authorities to report the assault. This would include local police as well as the consulate or Embassy of your country. Of course we would never work with a school or organization that allowed an assault to occur.
Yes. An individuals ethnicity will not affect their work visa application.
The simple answer is yes but it's important to consider where the child will go to school or who will take care of them while you're working. Many Monday - Friday schools will offer a tuition benefit.

Reviews

96%
based on 225 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Ciara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Chancellor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Devon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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Valeriya
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!!

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Matthew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Arianne
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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Alex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Tasmyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
No suggestions. The program is great!
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Nate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
With (Saira) on your staff, I don't believe that your company needs to change anything. She is the best!
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Connor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Nathaniel
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Elana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
No need to improve. Teaching Nomad is perfect!
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Jill
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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alice
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Iris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

Location

Location:
China
Currency:
Chinese Yuan
Weather:
Jan-Mar
57 F / 37 F
Apr-Jun
82 F / 52 F
Jul-Sep
90 F / 72 F
Oct-Dec
73 F / 50 F
Airports:
Beijing Capital International Airport
( PEK )
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
( PVG )
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport CAN
( CAN )

China is the most populous country in the world and has one of the fastest-growing economies. China's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. China has over 34,687 species of animals and vascular plants, making it the third-most biodiverse country in the world, after Brazil and Colombia.

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About Teaching Nomad

Teaching Nomad is your connection to great teaching opportunities abroad! We’re an American owned and operated company with offices in both Shanghai, China & Denver, Colorado. Our personal placement consultants will help guide you through the...