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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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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Kris
10/10

Blessed to have found Teaching Nomad

I have to say that I looked around for a recruitment agency. I looked...everywhere. I researched recruiters, I signed up for newsletters, I read reviews, I tried subscriptions, I skyped...I really did my research. All of which means that when I say Ila and Teaching Nomad are the best, I REALLY mean they are the best!
I came to Ila with apprehension and some trepidation: Not only did I want a teaching position but I also have a daughter who wanted to come with us and teach abroad AND not one, but two, dogs! Ila didn't hesitate. She was open, professional, caring, considerate and honest. She jumped right in, helping me fill out the forms, uploading documents, giving pre-interview advice, soothing any worries I had. Within a month I was placed with a great school and we just found out today that my daughter was also hired by a Teaching Nomad school! Everything that Teaching Nomad says that it can provide was backed up by the outstanding job done by Ila.
If you are a prospective teacher, not only is this service free, but Teaching Nomad truly has your best interests at heart and will help you every step of the way.
I highly recommend Teaching Nomad and commend Ila Afshar on a job very well done!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Fiona
10/10

Thank you Moira

From the beginning of my application process, Moira has been professional, consistent and kind. I really appreciate how she identified all of my skills and selected a variety of career opportunities that would suit me. Moira presented an amazing career opportunity that i was succesful at securing and that I'm eager to start in a couple of weeks. Throughout the planning and preparation for my departure to Shanghai which hashould been chaotic, I've been able to contact Moira to ask a ton of questions and she's responded to every single query immediately. I land in my new location very soon and Moira has extended her kindness by letting me know that she's available if I run into any challenges.

Moira has made this entire process easy to understand, given me the confidence to deal with the immigration process as well as being a person who is easy to communicate with and approachable.

I want to say a huge thank you to Moira, without you I would not be starting a new journey, career, opportunity and chapter of my life. Thank you.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Shanique
10/10

Teaching Nomad Experience

I'm so grateful to have found Teaching Nomad while on my journey to teaching English overseas. Ashely, my placement coordinator was on top of everything from our initial point of contact. Teaching Nomad provided helpful information and always responded back in a timely fashion. They really care about whether or not you are placed in a school that you are comfortable with. I genuinely appreciate all of their assistance and how they made the process (that could seem daunting) easy to understand.

Yes, I recommend this program
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George
10/10

Great support and wonderful professionalism.

As this is my first time teaching in China and Asia as a whole, I went into this application process completely unaware of what to expect. I applied to many recruiters and ultimately felt like I was just a number in their roster of many other applicants and was left unattended for days, if not weeks. For any job hunting applicant, even hours can feel like days, and from constantly checking e-mails to revamping my CV, Teaching Nomads was absolutely wonderful in making me feel like I had the best support in my endeavor.

I particular have to give praise to Oliver, as he was my main point of contact during my job search in China. Even from the first Skype interview, to ultimately landing my first Asia teaching job, he was a wonderful connection and promptly followed up to my numerous e-mails in less than a day, and many times in a matter of hours. Ultimately, Oliver knew how much I was ready to secure a position swiftly and efficiently, and he made that process even more feasible.

Before my experience with Teaching Nomads, I had a less than favorable view of recruiting agencies but TM has a way of making you feel more like an individual than just another applicant, due to their personalized attention to detail, prompt support, and many resources to aid you in your queries.

I arrive to my job in Shanghai in February, and as I am already completing documents for my Z visa, I cannot believe that a matter of 3 weeks ago, I just had my first interview with Oliver.

When you are aptly prepared and you choose to best recruiter out there, it is truly amazing of what you can manifest with the right moments of opportunity.

I highly recommend Teaching Nomads, 100 percent.

I wish all future applicants the best of luck with jobs in the future; and if you are fortunate enough to get Oliver, please rest assured you will be in good hands!

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...