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

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.

Reviews

96%
based on 187 reviews
  • Benefits 9.4
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Matthew
10/10

Josie was a pleasure to work with.

I started my job search a bit late in the school year and I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to find a good job. Josie was incredibly professional and always got back to me promptly. I have just been offered a job with my top pick at an excellent school here in Shanghai. I can recommend Josie and Teaching Nomad without hesitation. Teaching Nomad also deals with very good schools and I was presented with job opportunities that matched my qualifications and experience. I am very grateful for their help. Well done, Josie!

Yes, I recommend
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Bilal
10/10

Great assistance by Jacklynn

After my initial intervew with Jacklynn she helped secure an interview very quickly and before I knew it I was offered a teaching job in my dream location.
I didnt think things would move this quickly. She provided the necessary advice and assistance. What more can you ask for?
Thanks Jacklynn for your help. Its greatly appreciated.
Would recommend her services for anyone looking to teach overseas.

Yes, I recommend
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Trever
10/10

Jacklynn at Teaching Nomad is great!

Started searching for a teaching position in China on my own. I knew the area that I wanted to go but struggling to connect with the schools in the area that had open positions. Fortunately I was able to connect with Jacklynn at Teaching Nomad.

Jacklynn steamed lined my search and submitted my application, wasn't long before I was able to connect with a school in my desired area. The whole process was very easy.

Jacklynn is great to work with and very responsive, she takes the time to listen to want you are searching for and provides options that fit well with you skills. Very pleased.

As for the company Nomad, I like the structure in assisting with teacher placements, no contracts or fees so very easy to work with.

Yes, I recommend
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Logan
10/10

I owe everything to Teaching Nomad and my placement consultant

Thanks to Teaching Nomad and my extremely helpful placement consultant, I've landed a good job in Shanghai. Teaching Nomad makes it so much easier on those searching for TEFL/ESL positions. With so much uncertainty out there, it can be easy to be skeptical of many companies. However, Teaching Nomad is as legit as they come! You pay nothing, and they don't stop until you find a job overseas. Period. I'm very excited to begin my new journey. You can trust this company.

How can this program be improved?
This may sound hard to believe, but in my experience, I have no suggestions for improvement. Things went better than I could have imagined.
Yes, I recommend
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david
8/10

teaching nomad, higher end job agents

Had 2 experiences with Teaching Nomad first as a teacher with a job looking to see what was out there and not really seeing much secondly with another agent getting a very good job beyond my expectations. Both experiences were good as the agents were professional and efficient, offering good advice. There is also decent support with information on teaching in China and occasional social activities allowing you to meet other teachers and employers. From my experience they seem to have better positions available and be more professional than the other job search people out there!

How can this program be improved?
Its pretty good as is to be honest, might include more information on job fairs?
Yes, I recommend
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Anita
8/10

Teaching Nomad Assistance

Ashley Farrell, helped me right from the start. Speaking to her via Skype and emails and support led to me getting my first ESL job. Her support will also continue and that is something that makes the relocation less daunting.

Teaching Nomad/Ashley treated me like a person and not a number. In conclusion; I want to make my experience work it's down to the individual to explain why and what they want to achieve from a teaching opportunity abroad.

How can this program be improved?
A complimentary present in relation to the programme abroad.
Yes, I recommend
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Daniel
10/10

Positive experience with teaching nomad

I was helped out by a lovely lady, called Moira. She found me a job at an international school, which greatly improved my pay and conditions. I had been considering leaving China until this point. The support is amazing and this provides a safety net for anyone nervous about ending up in a bad situation. Definitely check out teaching nomad if you want to work abroad as a teacher. The great advantage is that, as well as providing peace of mind, this program cuts your effort of sending endless CVs and application forms.

Yes, I recommend
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Catherine
10/10

Jacklynn + Teaching Nomad= Excellence and professionalism

I stumbled upon the Teaching Norman website and submitted my CV. Jacklynn responded to me promptly and planned to have a meeting with me. She was very professional and cared about every detail about me as a person and my passion as a teacher. She gave me quality advice and supported me ALL the way with my million and one questions. Teaching Nomad has shown true dedication to placing teachers in very good schools and I would recommend them to teachers anywhere, anytime and any day.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP JACKLYNN!!!!!!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing to recommend for now.
Yes, I recommend
Mr. Lambert, MFA
Ligel
10/10

Simply the Best!

Dear readers,

I first contacted the Teaching Nomad in the spring of 2015. Then, I was teaching in Japan and was looking for other opportunities to teach outside of Japan. After filling out the online profile, I was soon contacted by Mr. Oliver Gorman who is now the senior consultant at the Teaching Nomad. After sending in other necessary qualifications and documents, Mr. Gorman and I had a Skype interview to discuss the particulars of landing me a job. In June of 2015, the Teaching Nomad helped me find placement in my teaching field and I was off to Shanghai, China by August. The team at Teaching Nomad is very professional and they do their very best to find a job that is appropriate for you.

Moving forward to now, close to the end of my 2 year contractual obligation with my current employer and after contacted the Teaching Nomad regarding a move, the company was able to help me find an even better teaching opportunity with better benefit, professional development, more professional environment and better earning opportunities. If you are looking for a team of professional recruiters to help you land an appropriate teaching position, I would recommend you contact the staff at the Teaching Nomad.

Cheers all,

Mr. Lambert, MFA

Yes, I recommend
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J
9/10

Haidian, Beijing

Teaching Nomad rescued me from an awful gig in southern China and found me a plum job on the west side of Beijing within a fortnight of me contacting them. Ollie, my peripatetic personal pedagogical pal, studied my resume carefully and found me a perfect fit. My new school is a stratospheric improvement on my previous posting and I couldn't be happier. Better facilities; better housing; better pay and a better teaching environment.

How can this program be improved?
For me, it couldn't
Yes, I recommend
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Kaitlyn
10/10

Teaching Nomad and Ila Afshar

More than six months ago I began working with Ila Afshar from Teaching Nomad, and I am excited to say that she successfully helped me find the perfect job! Ila walked me through every step, was always punctual in her emails and was open to any questions I might have had. Once I completed my online TEFL degree with Teaching Nomad, Ila sent my application and resume to several schools that we thought were appropriate and within a week I had two interviews! I chose to take a position with the first school I interviewed with and I could not be more pleased with my decision. Ila also helped my mother find a job just a few months earlier and the both of us have nothing but incredible things to say about Teaching Nomad and Ila. We were very fortunate to have found Ila, she made finding a job much less stressful!

Yes, I recommend

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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 thousands of English schools in Asia, unfortunately not all of them are legitimate. We have...