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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Vuyolwethu
10/10

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 this program
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David
7/10

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 this program
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Mbali
10/10

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 this program
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Tina
8/10

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 this program
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Alyssa
9/10

Amazing in every way!

When I decided I wanted to move to China and teach, Ila at Teaching Nomad was amazing! She helped guide me in every step of the way. She was friendly, answered my questions very quickly, and provided great support during the process which can be difficult when deciding which option is best for you! She really took the time to get to know my background as best as possible in order to get me great job offers that were best for me! I am excited for this next chapter and I would not have been able to do it without the help of Ila and Teaching Nomad!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Carole
8/10

Excellent support

I have had the chance to work with Teaching Nomad to find my overseas job for this coming school year. Dylan gave me great support both before and after I was hired by the school I applied to. He made sure that I had answers from the school and that my worries and needs were met. I would highly recommend contacting the company or Dylan himself to find a great overseas job that fits what you are looking for.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Dustin
10/10

Teaching Nomad Can Get You Where You Want To Go

I highly recommend Teaching Nomad to anyone interested in teaching abroad. Some months ago, I posted my resume on Dave's ESL Cafe. I received about 40 emails from various recruiters; the only one I responded to was Jacklynn of Teaching Nomad. The professionalism of the email and the organization caught my eye and stood out among the rest. She gave me great tips on how to improve my resume in order to highlight my skills. Furthermore, their intake process keeps you on your toes and prepares you to succeed.

This August I will be taking off for my first English teaching job in Xinghua, Jiangsu in eastern China. After entertaining several offers, I know this job is the best one among the bunch. I appreciate Jacklynn's patience and determination while working with me and helping me to find the best position possible. You only live once, right? If you're serious, I would try Teaching Nomad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Liza
10/10

Thank You Teaching Nomad!

I want to thank Oliver for helping me to find a new position in Shanghai! You were professional, polite, and answered all of my questions. Working with Teaching Nomad was a great experience from start to finish. They listened to what I wanted and referred me to a great position. What more could you ask for? I would highly recommend Nomad to anyone seeking a position abroad and I look forward to working with them again.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Anita
10/10

Thank you Mary Long

I turned to Teaching Nomad at a time when I needed to move forward in my career. I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. Within a couple days of completing the basics of my online profile, I was contacted by Mary Long from Teaching Nomad's Denver Colorado offices. What resonated with me in my introductory interview with Mary was her professionalism and willingness to listen. Within a little over a week of that conversation, I understood that Mary really heard me and knew what I was looking for. She connected me with quality teaching organisations in China and the interviews began.

Interviewing can be daunting and filled with the unexpected, but in addition to preparing myself, Mary provided me with some great tips and was always available to Skype with me and follow up with any questions or concerns I had by email. I enjoyed my interviews and I am thankful to say, I have recently accepted a teaching position in Beijing with a great company.

Mary, you remained consistent in this process and I thank you very much for the high level of service and attention to details. You represented Teaching Nomad with a spirit of excellence that I will always remember. Because of the assistance and service you provided, I will continue to speak highly of you and Teaching Nomad whenever I meet a fellow teacher who is ready to take the next step in their teaching career.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Michael
10/10

A++ Experience With This Recruitment Agency!!!

I had the pleasure of working with Mary Long of Teaching Nomad, who help me get placed with pretty much an ideal teaching position for me in China. I would almost never go out of my way to write a review, but Mary displayed a level of professionalism that I had to commend. She was informative, well-spoken, and super quick in responding to emails seven days a week. I have no idea how she does it. Also, she was courteous and encouraging in this often-times-pretty-grueling process of going overseas.

To give some background, I've worked in the financial sector since graduation and have had little professional teaching experience; certainly not much in a traditional classroom setting. I wanted to try something new. Prior to contacting this agency, I had searched for and secured a couple of offers on my own, but the compensation packages I received were less than I was willing to accept and while the openings were in tier 1 cities, they were not in the ones I desired to relocate to. With this agency's help, I was able to find firm where I believe I can thrive.

Thank you, Teaching Nomad!!

How can this program be improved?
Teaching Nomad's website could use an update. It's pretty buggy.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alyssa
9/10

Great recruiter!

My recruiter is probably one of the main reasons we have had such a successful experience with Teaching Nomads. Josie not only gave us a few options to choose from but she really listened to what we were looking for. She ended p finding a company that was interested in my boyfriend and myself so that we had all of the same holidays off together. It was also a very easy process. Josie made sure we had all of the available resources we would need for any interview. I would recommend this company to everyone!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

Wonderful!

I was hoping I would find a company to pair me with a school, but I got so much more! I instantly felt comfortable and cared for. This whole process was very smooth. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to teach abroad! I did not feel pressured at all during this whole process. I was just encouraged and reassured that I will not be alone throughout the process. This process is very new to me but I right away felt at ease thanks to my coordinator.

How can this program be improved?
n/a
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jason
10/10

Great Assistance from Moira at Teaching Nomad

I want to thank Moira for helping me with finding an ESL job in Beijing. She led me through the process, always answering every question that I had. I believe that Teaching Nomad is the best company to go through when looking for opportunities abroad to teach. Moira focused on my experience and interest to match me with certain schools. Without Teaching Nomad, I wouldn't have known how to a teaching job in China.

How can this program be improved?
Continue doing what you are doing.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sophie
9/10

Teaching Nomad

I would be very happy to recommend this company. They are incredibly helpful and always prompt in replying to emails. They found lots of job opportunities for me that were a really good match for my experience and qualifications. I was very grateful to Ila for all her help and support; she made what can be a tricky process, easy and stress free.

Even after accepting a position Ila has been a great support, and I'm very pleased with the over all experience.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Simon
9/10

Teaching Nomad

Excellent company. Very pleasant and helpful staff. They always respond very quickly to emails and are very proactive. They listen to your requirements and don't waste your time. Highly recommend their use. We have used them 2 times to get placements over a 4 year period and they have always had contacts with a decent number of schools so you will always find a suitable position. If you are a teaching couple they are much easier to work with than trawling through endless job adverts in the TES or Guardian.

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...