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 186 reviews
  • Benefits 9.4
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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Raphael
10/10

Best Company That you'll find

Honestly, my experience with teaching nomad has been amazing. One of the few honest companies that you'll find in this line of work. The extend that my recruiter Sophia has went through, not only while I was in my homeland, but also when I arrived in China, is beyond expectation.

They will go beyond and above to try to make your experience abroad work out. Especially when everything around you is not working out (and many, many problems can and will arise during your stay) my recruiter was there for me. The honesty and integrity that they provide is very, very hard to find abroad, and having a western contact is essential.

I would definitely not be here without their help. Thank you, and wish you the best.

How can this program be improved?
None.
Yes, I recommend
Xiaodi
10/10

Teaching Nomad helps me to find my job

when I was looking for my job in last month,the placement consultant from Teaching Nomad Stephanie Li who help me to introduce me a new teaching job in a new school.And the international school is a top-ranking international school in China,specially in Suchew,as a bilingual teacher,I really want to be a staff there.So I send resumes to their school,and the placement consultant Stephanie Li who help me a lot,and she is very patient and nice to me,no matter what questions I have,she will try her best to help me.
She introduced me to the school headmaster who finally has an interview with me on Skype,it's very smoothly.
Luckily,I got the offer about this school.
All in all,I want to say "Thank you,Stephanie;Thank you,Teaching Nomad!"

How can this program be improved?
I hope I could got the feedback information from them as soon as possible.
Yes, I recommend
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Roisin
10/10

Teaching Nomad

Thank you very much Ila for taking a lot of the stress out of finding a job in China. You found jobs that were suitable to my needs and listened to my preferred areas. You were very supportive throughout the process. I appreciated your calm and friendly manner over the phone and emails. I would highly recommend getting in touch with Teaching Nomad!

How can this program be improved?
N/A
Yes, I recommend
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Sean
10/10

Very helpful recruiter start to finish!

Hi all! I've only just secured my placement thanks to Teaching Nomad. Sophia was really helpful and communicative throughout the process, reassuring me about starting my new life abroad and generally explaining any uncertainties I had.

How can this program be improved?
help with up front costs of getting to china
possibly a Western contact in China to meet and greet?
Yes, I recommend
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Paul
9/10

Very Helpful

I had a great experience working with teaching nomad. They did a thorough job screening me and was very active in searching for the best opportunities that fit my unique wants and needs. When I began my search for teaching jobs in China I was happy to utilize their experience and knowledge in my search. It wasn’t long before they set up a couple of interviews with various organizations and it didn’t take long for one of them to hire me. I was reassured by their pre-screening of companies in China; knowing their additional endorsement would help put some fears at ease. The consultant who I worked with, Stephanie, was very professional and helpful. Her personal touch guided made me the entire way and helped me feel comfortable before and after the interviews. Once placed, the support continued with follow up during the visa process. I am grateful for their assistance.

Yes, I recommend
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Charlotte
10/10

Use Teaching nomad

Teaching Nomad are the best recruitment agency out of the dozens I've signed up to in the last year. Communication was always clear and they responded to emails swiftly. I am now employed by an amazing international school who pay me an amazing salary and benefits! This position is exactly what I asked for, and I got the job within a week Teaching Nomad informed me of the position. I highly recommend them.

Also, thanks Oliver! You are an amazing recruiter!

Yes, I recommend
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Ciara
10/10

Thank you, Sophia!

Sophia has aided me throughout my search for a teaching position in China, no matter how big or small, silly or important the questions have been! I feel I have found the perfect job for my first time in China, and it's all thanks to the help and advice of Sophia. I am super excited to get to china now. No doubt I will have more good things to say about Sophia and TN by the time I arrive.

Thanks again!

Yes, I recommend
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Chancellor
10/10

Great Experience. Thank you, Teaching Nomad!

First and foremost, I must thank Sophia at Teaching Nomad. Sophia's professionalism and thoughtfulness are on another level. Sophia walked me through the recruiting process step by step and answered every question I had (and there were many!). I cannot thank Sophia enough for her time, patience and care during my placement process. If you have the pleasure to work with Sophia as your recruiter, then rest assured you are in good and capable hands.

I currently work in China. I am happy to say all matters discussed during my interview and contract signing have been promised and delivered. I feel fortunate to not only have had great help before my placement, however also during my placement.

If you are looking to work in China, I strongly recommend working with Teaching Nomad as your recruiter during the process.

Yes, I recommend
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Devon
10/10

Trustworthy company, in a difficult market.

My girlfriend and I decided that we where going to go abroad and teach English and our search brought us to gooverseas.com. From this site we found TeachingNomad. We worked with TeachingNomad, and one other company. Both the companies we worked with had us do initial interviews and both companies offered to help place us in an Asian country. TeachingNomad offered to do this at no cost, while the other company would find us an offer, but we had to pay them to accept it. Our contact from TeachingNomad, Oliver, informed us that, although this practice is not uncommon, we are the asset and we should not pay for assistance in placement. So obviously we went with the free option!

I gave this review the headline, "Trustworthy company, in a difficult market" not because finding a job is hard, but because its difficult to know what company to trust to advocate for you, and land you a job that you know is not wasting your time. Teaching nomad is paid by companies to find you, and place you with them. A business model like that could easily breed an unfavorable experience for the prospective employee. It would be easy to "get them a job, get them over here, and get paid," but that is not how TeachingNomad treated us. They monitored every step for us. They were CCd in all of our email, and we always received honest feedback when we asked for it.

After arriving in China we went met our company we were placed with, and got shipped out of Shanghai a week later. A few months down the road we took a trip to Shanghai and run into Oliver. I was amazed that he recognized us, as well as surprised by his sincere curiosity in how our placement was working.

Overall moving to China was a difficult experience, but it was made easier by the support we received from TeachingNomad. TeachingNomad was there every step of the way, and gave us assistance with anything we needed. If we emailed TeachingNomad, we knew we would wake up to a response in the morning.

How can this program be improved?
No program is perfect and this is especially true when working with a lot of companies in China. The only thing I think could improve this program would be detailed profiles of the school that are possible for placement. Although this is not the best critique because if I had asked, I am sure I would have received one.
Yes, I recommend
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Valeriya
10/10

Would highly recommend Teaching Nomad!

Teaching Nomad accommodated me at the most vital point of my transition to China. I was originally going to go else where, but after speaking to Brett, I felt that I had been misled else where. Teaching Nomad are honest, upfront, and genuinely fantastic! Any question you have will be answered to the best of their ability and anything you need while trying to get settled is no problem. One of the recruiters had taken several days out of his day to help me apartment search and make sure I could get everything set up. I had a really positive experience!!

Yes, I recommend
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Matthew
10/10

Great Placement in Taiwan

Sophia from teaching nomad was excellent to work with. Despite the awkward timing of my graduation, she helped to find my wife and I teaching jobs in Taiwan with Hess International. Through the application and hiring process, she was quick to offer any assistance she could. It was great to work with this company.

Yes, I recommend
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Arianne
10/10

Thank you Teaching Nomad!

Teaching Nomad was great! Patrick was quick to contact me after I showed interest in their agency. He was available at all time during the application process and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend this placement agency to everyone looking for a job in Asia!

How can this program be improved?
The position I got at Girafe English Shanghai did not require me to take the TEFL online course as they provide their own training. I purchased the TEFL course through your agency during the application process. It's always good to have it but maybe there could be a way to avoid unnecessary costs.
Yes, I recommend
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Alex
10/10

Great experience

Had a great experience with Teaching Nomad. Oliver Gorman was fantastic - Responding to my emails and any questions I had extremely efficiently. He was very helpful, and really provided a personalised experience whilst finding me a job. I found the job I was looking for very quickly, and would definitely use Teaching Nomad again in the future.

Yes, I recommend
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Tasmyn
10/10

Teaching Nomad helped me secure a position in a week!

I would most certainly recommend Teaching Nomad to anyone looking for a position abroad. Sophia Isis, my recruiter, was absolutely outstanding and on-the-ball the entire time. She checked up on me when she had not yet received my documents and assisted me in every step of the way. Sophia was also willing to answer any questions. prior to and after I received an offer at an international school in Shanghai. I was asked to attend an interview and was offered the position on the exact day. All I can say is a big 'Thank you' to Sophia, and recommend Teaching Nomad to anyone interested in a teaching position with reputable schools and companies.

How can this program be improved?
No suggestions. The program is great!
Yes, I recommend
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Nate
10/10

Updated Review

I feel like a restaurant critic, who writes a review about the service; then the company addresses the issues (if any) that have come to the surface. I have recently applied with Teaching Nomad, and my point of contact was (Saira). First off I would like to say wow, I am blown away by her professionalism. Not to mention her patience, with first timers like myself. At first glance, I think the issue that arose (was mine) not hers. I thought for a brief moment that I was asking too many questions, and she was tired of answering them every time that she turned around.

But, that was not the case at all. Even with me saying so, she was very professional about it. She simply kept her cool and explained everything to me (in detail). Then, went on to ask if there was any other way that she could clear it up, or if I had any other questions that I hesitated to ask. Honestly, I couldn't recommend a better individual to work with, (especially for first timers traveling abroad). A+ 100% satisfied client!

How can this program be improved?
With (Saira) on your staff, I don't believe that your company needs to change anything. She is the best!
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...