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 remaining ENS interviews will be conducted in:
San Francisco: February 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!


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.

  • 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.


based on 199 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.4
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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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 this program
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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 "

Yes, I recommend this program
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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 this program
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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 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...