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

Singaporeans can apply. Many countries do recognize Singapore as a native English speaking country. For our openings, it would be best if you have experience and/or a degree related to the subject you teach.

Reviews

96%
based on 193 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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Misha
10/10

Best agency I've worked with!

I've worked with several agencies trying to find a teaching job abroad, and hadn't had much luck until TN. Ashley, my consultant, was great from start to finish. The response time from when I signed up to their website to when I was contacted was very short, and as soon as our interview was over, Ashley was sending me links to the exact types of jobs I wanted. Within a few days I had an interview scheduled at a university, which is exactly where I wanted to work. I had been applying to lots of universities before, and was having a lot of trouble finding a position, but within a week of working with Ashley, I had my dream job. The support has been fantastic, and now that I've arrived in China, I couldn't be happier. This job is exactly what I was looking for and I am very grateful to Ashley and the TN team for making the stressful job hunt so simple and quick. This agency is definitely one to contact if you are looking to work abroad - they get things done! Thanks TN! :)

Yes, I recommend
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Erin
9/10

Shanghai, China

My partner and I had been travelling and teaching for the last four years and decided to take a break to complete our masters in Brisbane, Australia. While studying, we wanted to apply for teaching positions in Shanghai. After a little bit of research, we discovered Teaching Nomads. Our recruiters were both helpful and positive but realistic at the same time. They always answered our questions within a matter of minutes some days and placed us in very good schools. It is hard to find reliable teaching jobs abroad, for some schools are only looking for appearances and not much substance or responsibility. It has been such a relief to have everything go smoothly. I would/will recommend this company to anyone who is thinking about doing the same thing. Thank you to all for getting us here!

Erin

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest, if possible, to tell people that Ulearn takes over once you arrive. And that there are actually two companies; Teaching Nomads and Ulearn that help new arrivals.
Yes, I recommend
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Jeffrey
10/10

Miss I. Afshar and M. Ran

The passed two months here in the US were quite stressful as I began to figure out where in China I wanted to teach and which jobs would best suit me. Thankfully I had a tremendous amount of help from a Miss I. Afshar who not only lifted a lot of stress off my shoulders, but also did so in a timely manner, and was extremely kind during the journey. I thank her for being so very patient with me. I was also excited to explore all the options that she sent to me so that I could find the perfect place - in which I'm happy to say that I did so, all with her help. Thank you so much! I hope all future Teaching Nomad clients have a smooth and successful experience as I did with Miss Afshar.

Yes, I recommend
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Cali
10/10

Teaching Nomad

I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in May 2016 and submitted an application through Teaching Nomad the same week I completed college. I knew that I wanted to seize this period of life to travel and experience as much of the world as possible, but wasn't sure who to turn to in making that a reality. I was hesitant about trusting a company that I had just stumbled upon online, but after researching and comparing reviews on several different recruiting agencies I felt most secure with Teaching Nomad. After submitting my initial application I was contacted by my personal placement consultant, Ashley Farrell. Ashley was extremely helpful and efficient. She helped me narrow down which positions would best suit me and I soon had my first interviews set up. I interviewed with three different schools, but ultimately chose the first school that I spoke to after meeting with them several times via Skype. When I first submitted my application I almost wasn't expecting anything to actually happen, now I will be leaving for Shanghai in less than a week to begin my first teaching position. Even after I signed my contract with my school of choice, Ashley has continued to offer assistance in arranging everything needed to make the move as smooth as possible. My experience with Teaching Nomad has only been positive thus far, and I have already recommended them to several of my friends who will be graduating next year.

Yes, I recommend
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Kieran
10/10

Job hunting made easy.

I arranged for an interview with Teaching Nomad and less than a month later I was on a plane on the way to my new job. The process was efficient and professional and my recruiter Priya was friendly and from a similar background to myself. If I had any queries about the process or life in China in general I always received a response with answers or advice. What more could you really ask for from a recruitment agency? I am very satisfied with the job I have here in Shanghai and would happily recommend Teaching Nomad to anybody serious about coming to teach in China.

Yes, I recommend
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Mahalia
10/10

So Glad to Have Teaching Nomad

I have taught abroad before a couple of times. This time, I chose to find a placement through Teaching Nomad. They found perfect opportunities for me and helped me every step of the way. Even after I had signed the contract, Teaching Nomad followed up with me and made sure everything was going good.

I am so happy with my job placement and the experience. I definitely would recommend Teaching Nomad to other prospective teachers.

Thanks!

Yes, I recommend
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Siphumelele
10/10

Positive Energy_ Teaching Nomad will get you that dream job!!!

I got my TEFL certificate in March 2016. I'm a fresh graduate from varsity. After months of rejection from multiple recruiters and almost giving up on searching for jobs abroad, I came across Teaching Nomad. I was in contact with Ashley Farrell, she gave me great advice and opened my mind for exploring Asia which has lots of opportunities for fresh graduates who have no formal experience like myself. She set up an interview with me as soon as I showed interest, then sent me tonnes information on potential jobs I'd be interested in which suite my character. The school she sent my info to seemed interested and set up an interview with me. She supported me and rooted for me and sent me tips for the interview. Then on the 4th of July 2016 I received an offer from the school. I will be moving to Shanghai and teaching there from the beginning of September. I'm still in communication with her and to be honest I prefer asking her about anything related to China such as calculating taxes over my direct contact at the school. This is because she is approachable and is always keen on helping. In summary I can say she is the epitome of "doing what you love and have passion for it". If you are reading this and have lost faith on that dream job please give Teaching Nomad a try they have got your back...*Disclaimer I am not getting paid to write any of this, just a happy South African who gives good credit where it is due*

How can this program be improved?
Keep up the good work
Yes, I recommend
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Megan
10/10

A Great Experience

Teaching Nomad is a reliable agency. They helped me find my dream job in China. Sophia Isis was my agent and she was very helpful and professional. She also assisted two of my colleagues. By going through teaching nomad I felt confident that I chose a good school to relocate to. I was already living in China when I sought out teaching nomads to help me find a new job because I was ready for a change of location. But Sohpia still assisted me with whatever I needed and was always available to answer questions. I plan to use them again in the future if I choose to relocate to a new country. I would highly recommend their services.

Yes, I recommend
Najma
10/10

TeachingNomad is by far the most professional recruitment program I have met in China

Hello,

I met Sophia Isis through my room mate. He works in a high school near our apartment and got the job through Teaching Nomad. I had first asked him to recommend someone to me that is professional and cares very much about experience. He referred Teaching Nomad and gave me Sophia's email. We had a skype interview a week later and my room mate was right, because, Sophia really asked me questions to help her understand where would be a good fit for me. She was very nice and immediately after the interview sent me three job listings and asked me to choose. I had never experienced that in my stay in China because when I talk with a recruitment program they usually offer me one. I was floored. I told Sophia of my choice and one week later I was contacted by the school, interviewed that Friday and was hired the same day. The process was nice, clean and smooth and by far the best I have experienced.

I am very thankful to Sophia and Teaching Nomad.

Najma

How can this program be improved?
I would not improve it one bit because its excellent as it is.
Yes, I recommend
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Suelene
10/10

Awesome Ashley

When the time arrives to start job-hunting, it is always stressful, especially filling in those dreaded recruitment agency forms, which are really just a replica of your CV. I had not known anything about Teaching Nomad until a young lady, Ashley Farrell found me via Linkedin and that was when things really started going well for us. After communicating with countless recruiters who either only got in touch to answer your questions or just ignored you completely it was like a refreshing breath of fresh air to have Ashley on our side. Both my husband and I are art teachers, so it is usually a challenge to be int he same school or city. She kept in touch regularly, often just to reassure us that we should just be patient, the right school would come along... which it did. Before that, however I was offered a position through another agency, but after asking them about the concerns I had after seeing some horrendous feedback about the school online, they just said that I should accept and they clearly did not care about the fact that I did not feel comfortable with the school at all.
Ashley on the other hand went out of her way to make sure that the schools were a good fit for us. I got some of my colleagues to make use of her services as well and we are all very happy with the personal touch she provides. Even though some of us already have jobs she still stays in touch to see whether the visa application process is going well and it is good to know that I have Ashley Farrell in my corner... she has my back covered. Ashley has become a household name and even though we have never met her in person, she is part of our family and staffroom, we talk about her as though she used to be part of our respective families. She has, and is still trying to get the right job for all of us (our school is downsizing, so a significant number of us are looking for something new) and Ashley is by far our recruiter of choice. She has made us have a new perspective on recruiters through her dedication and personal interest in each individual.
Thank you Teaching Nomad, and Ashley in particular, for being the difference in our lives. You have provided us with a new job and more than that, you have restored our faith in teacher recruitment agencies.

How can this program be improved?
Our experience could not possibly have been better... continue doing things in the same way... keep the personal touch going.
Yes, I recommend
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Rael
10/10

Teaching Nomad's personal approach

Since I contacted Teaching Nomad, the recruiting staff always kept track of my application. During the process, they were always immediately answering my questions and supporting my application by communicating with the school as well. I also had the chance to be interviewed by my recruiting agent and thus I had the chance to tell about my assets and experience, which I think it was quite important for them to push forward my application. I'll definitely choose again Teaching Nomad if in the future I want to enjoy more working experiences abroad.

Yes, I recommend
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Kaled
10/10

Seeking Employment

Teaching Nomads provided me with the best teacher recruitment experience I have yet had in my nine-year career. Time and again the staff went well out of their way to provide advice and opportunities for me. Unlike other companies, Teaching Nomads actually values you as a person, not as a bar code. I would highly recommend their services to any teacher who is seeking an overseas teaching assignment, especially for China or the Gulf. Thanks a lot Teaching Nomads.

Yes, I recommend
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Ayesha
10/10

Teaching Nomad

Teaching Nomad is probably the first recruitment agency where I have had a positive experience. I was sceptical of signing up at first due to my bad experiences with recruiters in the past but I am glad that I joined Teaching Nomad.
My recruiter, Ila Afshar, was extremely helpful and understanding. She was always prompt with email correspondences and answering any concerns I had. She was very professional and patient even when I was having doubts. The recruitment process was also very quick and efficient. I would definitely recommend this agency, and Ila, to anyone wishing to teach abroad in China.

Yes, I recommend
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Courtenay
10/10

Teaching Nomad review

There is only one way to describe Teaching Nomad, amazing. It is a recruiting company that is there for you. They help you out the entire time, making things much easier. The staff is just incredible. They are personal and just amazing. They make you feel at ease with the entire process. They don't rush you, they make sure you feel comfortable with what you are doing. I am more than pleased to have done my recruitment with Teaching Nomad. Highly recommended.

Yes, I recommend
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Conor
10/10

Teaching Nomad - Ila

In moving from a training school to an international school I had found many dodgy schools which is why I decided to go with a recruiter.
Ila from Teaching Nomad was extremely helpful in finding a job for me. She took the time to get to know me, my strengths and what I was looking for.
I actually took the first job that she organized an interview with. I will be recommending Teaching Nomad to my friends who want to come work in China and my friends who are already here and looking for work.

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...