Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China
96% Rating
(179 Reviews)

Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China

In-person interviews being held in Shanghai & Bangkok

If you're considering teaching in UAE for 2018, this is a great opportunity meet with school leadership in person! TN will be hosting exclusive in-person interviews in Bangkok Thailand, January 4th - 8th & Shanghai, China January 12-14th.

Register with us today to confirm your spot!

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
Program Type
1 Year+
Salary / Benefits
CNY 10,000 – 35,000 RMB/month + Potential expat packages including: airfare, housing, insurance, meals and more!
BA degree or above
Native English speaker
Classroom Audience
High School
Middle School
University Students
Age Min.
Age Max
Price Details
TN's services will always be free for teachers
Other Locations
Teaching vacancies throughout the country (40+ cities)

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.

Program Reviews

based on 179 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.4
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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A professional teaching agency

Our experience with teaching nomad has been second to none. Dylan, our personal placement officer, was absolutely fantastic every step of the way. Throughtout the stages of our eventual placement Dylan offered great guidance and wonderul expertise. Within a few weeks he was able to find both me and my partner teaching positions close to eachother.
10/10 would definitely recommend to any teachers looking to move abroad.

Yes, I recommend
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Thank you

Mary Long from the Denver office of Teaching Nomad was very helpful in finding me employment in China. She was very thorough and gleaned enough information from me that helped employers to take notice of my application. She made me feel at east during the entire interview process and was very kind and supportive. She was also very professional, upbeat, gregarious and thoughtful. I'm sure my time in China will be very exciting and rewarding. The information she provided will be very useful. I am thankful I chose Teaching Nomad to help me seek employment in China.

How can this program be improved?

Don't know if it really needs any improvement. May add some more positions in southeast asia? Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos?

Yes, I recommend
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No problems

I had no problems with the program, I was immediately matched with a ton of high paying jobs. Everything I was looking for in my next job was taken into consideration and I literally could not have secured a more perfect position for myself next year. Jacklynn specifically listened to what I wanted and found an amazing placement for me. Before my process even finished I had recommended this site to a friend looking to go abroad, and she also found a placement!

How can this program be improved?

Probably this isn't possible, but more jobs in the middle east would be nice. I had originally wanted to go there but there were no open positions outside of math or science.

Yes, I recommend

Teaching Nomad was amazing

Ashley from Teaching Nomad is a wonderful recruiter. From the start, she was helpful and always available whenever I had any questions. The whole process and interviewing stages ran smoothly with her assistance and constant checking in with me. I have now landed a job at a school in China and I am very grateful for all the help and efforts from Ashley. I definitely recommend anyone looking for a job to use Teaching Nomad, you will not be disappointed.

Yes, I recommend

No Complaints

As a newly qualified teacher, I have had dealings with more than a few online placement agencies. In the end, I found that Teaching Nomads and my placement agent Mary were by far the most helpful and responsive to my needs. Mary listened to what I was looking for and provided me with several options. I am very happy with the position I have secured and feel that it is an excellent fit. I am excited to begin work in the fall! I have nothing but good things to say about my experiences with Teaching Nomads. Thanks Mary!

Yes, I recommend

Great Company

I received my TEFL through Teaching Nomad. Soon after they helped me find a job in China. They are kind and do a great job in helping you find jobs. They are there if you need help and will help you through the process of finding a new job or contract renewal after completing your first year. You will learn a lot in China and your teaching will develop and improve drastically in a short period of time. What I suggest is work hard and try your best, learn about the culture, try to learn the language and you will fall in love with the country.

Yes, I recommend
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So Helpful

Teaching Nomad did an amazing job helping me find a teaching position overseas (Shanghai, China). From the start they were kind, personable, and available for all of my many questions. I can tell they care about helping schools find good teachers and helping those teachers succeed. My connection their, Moira, was and still is available to help me with all kinds of things (I actually just emailed her). From questions about contracts to visas and different schools. I was determined to continue teaching the subject and age group I liked and they found me five schools I was interested in applying to. I ended up getting contacted by two of them and hired by my top pick! I get living accommodations and utilities on top of pay that is comparable to what I make in the US as a teacher (but ends up being a good bit more because I'm not losing 1/3 of it to rent each month). They honestly made finding a teaching job overseas go more smoothly than I ever could have imagined.

Yes, I recommend
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A great experience

Using Joe at Teaching Nomad made my return to teaching quick and easy. Within a week of signing up I had interviews and within a month a job offer. It made the process easy as I was able to upload my documents in one central location. My school was able to get these documents which saved time once the contract was signed. I will continue to use Joe at Teaching Nomad as I continue my experience teaching aboard. Thanks again for the great experience.

Yes, I recommend
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Fantastic Company, Lovely friendly staff!

Josie is a fantastic recruiter. Ever since the beginning she has been professional, attentive and really helpful! After listening to exactly what I was looking for she immediately sent me some extremely interesting opportunities and always responded quickly and enthusiastically to any questions or concerns that I had.
I was also really impressed, not just with Josie's brilliant service but with the website on the whole. A great service that I would recommend to anyone looking for high quality and interesting ESL opportunities...by far the most professional and attentive recruitment company that I have had the pleasure of working with to date.

How can this program be improved?

I am yet to start the job but will keep you up to date with feedback if there is anything I think that needs to be improved. So far, the service of TeachingNomad has been super!

Yes, I recommend
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Josie Piehl

I have been living in Shanghai for 1 year and was looking for a career change when my friend told me about teaching Nomad, The minute i signed up i had a phone interview with Josie, she was so lovely, made me feel really comfortable and she listening to everything i wanted, within a few days i was already in touch with the perfect school for me. Josie and all the teaching nomad team are great, highly recommend them.

Yes, I recommend
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Mary Long, you're an Exceptional Recruiter

I have never had the opportunity to work with such a competent & reliable recruiter ever in my life. Mary responded promptly to every question and email I sent her. I practically barely lifted a finger to find a teaching job and I found one very quick because of her. Thank you Mary, I will never forget your service and assistance towards me. I hope we meet in person soon.

Kind Regards,
Sandisa Ndava

Yes, I recommend
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Teaching Nomad is Amazing!

I've been wanting to teach in Asia for awhile and was not sure how I would go about making this big move. A friend referred me to Teaching Nomad, I sent through my CV and filled in the application online. I received an email the next morning. I can't thank Joseph Alter enough with all the help and support he has given through this process.

I would recommend you contact Joseph from Teaching Nomad if you are looking to work in Asia. I'm really excited to start this new journey. Teaching Nomad is the best recruitment agency I've had the pleasure of working with.

Yes, I recommend
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Working in Shanghai

This experience went very well. I am glad to have access to individuals that have access to quite a few top-notch schools for placement. I was able to have a first interview within about two weeks of submitting my final materials and accepted a teaching contract a week after. Great work and many thanks. This process would have been quite difficult to field on my own. I would recommend Teaching Nomad to others that are in need of finding a great teaching position that is a good fit for them!

Yes, I recommend
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Wonderful Soul - Ashley

I have always wanted to go work in China but thought the process of finding work there was hard until I found Ashley from Teaching Nomad. She made things easier for me and whenever i needed help she was always there. I would sent her an enquiry via email and she would respond promptly. After every interview I had, she immediately followed up to find out how it went. I am going to China towards the end of next month, to work as an English Instructor all thanks to Ashley/ Teaching Nomad. I will most definitely recommend her/Teaching Nomad to people who also want to go overseas to teach.

Ashley thank you so much for your wonderful assistance.

Yes, I recommend
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Great Recruiter!

I highly recommend Teaching Nomad to anyone looking for serious teaching opportunities. Ashley has found me great opportunities that are trustworthy and meet my specific needs. She listens and makes sure only a good match would happen. Also, Teaching Nomad is very detailed in asking for information and keeping your file complete, which eases the hiring process and increases efficiency for both the school recruiters and the teachers.

I have had Ashley for two successful placements in the past couple of years, and I can definitely say she's the best recruiter I have had so far.

Yes, I recommend

About Teaching Nomad

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 1000's of English schools in Asia, unfortunately not all of them are legitimate. We have...