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.

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 198 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.4
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Sehar
10/10

Teaching Nomad was amazing

I would highly recommend getting in touch with Teaching Nomad if you are interested in pursuing a teaching career abroad. Josie in particular was amazing. She was patient, thorough, and professional in all aspects of the process. Without her guidance and persistence I wouldn't have been able to land the job that I did. Teaching Nomad has it's own reputation amongst schools so when I went in for my interview with the Principal she didn't ask me as many questions about my background/education as I was expecting because she had been given my resume from Teaching Nomad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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HT
8/10

Multiple job postings and great support

I was a teacher in the US looking to teach abroad. My friend recommended that I check out Teaching Nomad (TN). After looking at the website and filling out an application, I was connected with a consultant the following week. Moira took the time to get to know me and explain how TN works. Our interests aligned and thus began the influx of job postings to my email inbox. She sent jobs that were relevant to my qualifications and interests. Within a few weeks, I received offers from schools that wanted to interview me. Even after I accepted an offer, Moira continued to provide support by giving me access to documents that would assist in my visa application and transition to living abroad, and checking in. She is truly a gem!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Zindi
10/10

Looking for new teaching opportunities ,,,Teaching Nomad can help

I've been teaching English, in Shanghai for almost 8 months and I really like my new career and living in Shanghai. I began looking for new opportunities, and then came across Teaching Nomad. They're a recruitment company and they're services are free. My recruitment contact, was very helpful and he was able to send me different job opportunities in the Shanghai. Teaching Nomad was very organised and professional. The whole recruitment process, was stress free. I've secured another job and start later this year. I'm so happy and would recommend signing up with Teaching Nomad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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George
9/10

Very Supportive

I worked with Josie and she was a great asset in helping me find a job in Shanghai. Josie was always very professional; she answered every question and would regularly check up with me to make sure things were going smoothly. As I start my position in mid-August, tt remains to be seen on how my work environment will be; but I cannot stress enough as to how helpful Teaching Nomad has been for me in finding a job.

No, I don't recommend this program
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Kirsty
10/10

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 this program
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Joseph
9/10

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 this program
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Katelyn
10/10

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 this program
Samantha
10/10

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 this program
James
9/10

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 this program
Byron
10/10

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 this program
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Emma
10/10

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 this program
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Joe
10/10

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 this program
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Sarah
10/10

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 this program
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Lincoln
10/10

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 this program
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Sandisa
10/10

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 this program

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What's important to us:

1. Identifying and researching schools that are worth partnering with, as not all schools in Asia are legitimate.

2. Partnering with schools that have a great reputation, great compensation packages for their teachers, and...