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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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
Haley
10/10

Teaching abroad hassle free!

I had a really bad experience with another recruitment agency that it almost made me give up the idea of teaching abroad but luckily a friend suggested Teaching Nomad! The process was simple and straightforward while my recruiter guided me every step of the way. My recruiter Priya advised me on the steps to take when looking for a job in China as well as what to expect when moving to a new country for the first time. She was even nice enough to meet up with me to see how I was doing a month after being in China! Needless to say, Teaching Nomad made finding a teaching job stress-free and I would recommend them to anyone interested in teaching abroad!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Michael
10/10

Excellent Service

First off, Teaching Nomad is special because of the personal touch they share with their clients. My family and I were fortunate to have Ila Afshar as our placement coordinator. From the moment we interviewed until the day we signed our contracts, Ila was our daily guide. She spent time getting to know us and made sure we were comfortable throughout each step. She was meticulous in every detail of our offers, our contracts, teaching us about the tax system and helping us prepare for what we would encounter during the visa process. We would have been lost without her. Teaching Nomad was professional and personal. I would recommend Ila and this company to all teachers. They will connect you with current teachers and answer all questions that will arise during the process. We are truly thankful for our relationship with Teaching Nomad and are excited to meet them all during g their 2017 celebrations!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Carly
10/10

Great experience!

This is the first experience Ive had with a recruiter. Me and my partner applied together and Teaching Nomad did everything to help us. Everyone is professional, kind, and they genuinely care about your needs and wants. They are very friendly and welcoming. The website also has alot of useful things before you arrive in the country. They answered every question and email and were so helpful. I would recommend this recruiter to anyone looking to work in China!

Sophia is awesome!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Pranav
9/10

Straightforward, honest recruiting.

If you are looking for someone who will tell you exactly like it is, without cutting any corners, Ila Afshar is that person! Ila's knowledge, professionalism and honesty, when it came to finding me a placement was phenomenal. Not only did she find me a placement that I would be excited about, she stayed on top my questions and concerns. I enjoyed the easiness in our interactions, as Ila replied to my emails within a day, no matter when I contacted her.

If you are interested in spending a year, or more, overseas and want the support of someone knowledgeable and personable, get in touch with Ila, you won't regret it!

Yes, I recommend this program
Liza
10/10

Wonderful experience!

China was not even on my list of places to teach abroad. I was determined to teach in Sweden, but once I realized that was next to impossible as a non EU citizen I got very depressed. My friend taught in China for 3 years and said she had a wonderful experience and told me to reach out to Teaching Nomad. I'm so very thankful I did! They responded right away and I was lucky to get the best placement consultant ever, Ila Afshar. She not only got me excited about the prospect of teaching in China, but made the whole process seem less scary. She was very knowledgeable. When I had questions on things that came up in one of my offers she went out of her way to get me several points of view from her and her colleagues' experiences to make sure I had all the information I needed. She was personable which was important to me. It gave her the ability to help me make decisions on options I was debating even though she hadn't met me in person. She always chose the option I was leaning towards myself, and it made me feel more confident that she agreed. She has offered to be there to answer questions even after the process of finding a position is done. I cannot say enough great things about her and about Teaching Nomad. I hope to be able to meet her one day and thank her in person!

How can this program be improved?
I didn't actually go through the certification program with TN. I just used a placement consultant.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Finn
10/10

Not bad at all!

I was getting frustrated with looking for jobs online and then I found teaching nomad. The range of potential job opportunities is larger than I have seen elsewhere and they all seem very interesting.

My recruitment consultant was great throughout the whole experience. She always managed to make time for my many questions and she took a genuine interest in all stages of my application.

Would definitely recommend

Yes, I recommend this program
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Brandon
10/10

Speedy way to Shanghai

I found Teaching Nomad after doing several weeks of research about teaching abroad. I did not like the idea of applying through agencies due to a prior bad experience with a different recruiting company. After reading some wonderful review of Teaching Nomad, I decided to submit an application. Once I sent in an initial application, I was contacted very promptly by Oliver Gorman. I was open to where to teach in Asia, and Oliver quickly made me aware of the many benefits of Shanghai. With a Master's in Education, I did not want to go teach at just any school. Oliver was able to secure me multiple interviews with some of the top high schools in Shanghai. He was very supportive throughout the entire interview process. I started interviewing mid March, and was able to secure a position at a wonderful school by mid April. The process was very quick ( minus the multiple teaching interviews via skype with the actual schools). It is very reassuring to know you are going to work with a reputable company because top schools will not deal with mediocrity. Currently I am going through the visa process with my school and Oliver has been there to check in and help in anyway the entire time. I look forward to working with him in the future and would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking to teach overseas. If you are a quality teacher, they will find you a quality position at a good school.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lauren
10/10

Great recruiting agency, very helpful and professional

Teaching nomad provides an excellent service. The process ran smoothly from beginning to end. My recruiter was Sophia. She was extremely helful and found me exactly what I was looking for. She followed up on my interview, start date and offered help if I needed it. There are many 'questionable' recruiting agencies around. I Would definitely recommend Sophia and teaching nomad. Was a pleasure to work with them.

Yes, I recommend this program
Thanos
10/10

The ideal platform for a beginner teacher

My experience with Nomad has been the smoothest job applications process I've ever had. I accepted a dream offer from just the first batch of suggested postings. Expect professionalism and clarity, give the same and it will happen for you. Don't worry if like me, you don't have teaching experience - there's something out there for you. Kudos and special thanks to Ila Afshar who handled my case and provided expertise and encouragement.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Stephen
10/10

Excellent, personalised and caring service

I had become very cynical about education recruiting agencies. Previously I had been sent job opportunities that were not suited to my particular requirements. Once I was introduced to Stephanie at Teaching Nomad I realised what a great benefit working with a real professional could be. A lot of time was taken to drill down on my skills and experience. We were able to have an honest and frank discussion about my career and salary objectives. Stephanie took time to find out my teaching style and philosophy. The end result was I was only presented opportunities that met my demands. I was not just put on a mailing list and thrown any old job that came along. The end result was I was able to find an exciting and rewarding position in China without stress or hassle. Correspondence was handled quickly and attentively. I now recommend the service to any quality teachers I know.

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...