Teaching Nomad - Teaching opportunities in China

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Events coming up: Shanghai Job Fair & In-Person Interviews with Emirates National Schools!

The Shanghai job fair will take place on January 18th-20th.
The remaining ENS interviews will be conducted in:
San Francisco: February 7th-9th
Bangkok: January 4th-7th
Find the event nearest you, and register on our website to talk to a placement consultant about the event you're interested in!

About

Teaching Nomad is your connection to great teaching opportunities in China! TN is an American owned and operated company with offices in Shanghai, China & Denver, Colorado. We are the definitive source for teaching 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 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, & beginner teachers. Our clients include international schools, language training schools, primary/middle/high schools, & kindergartens.

Register with us today to be connected with a dedicated placement consultant who can answer all of 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 200 reviews
  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.3
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Sadie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Outstanding service

The process of looking for a job in China is not only time consuming, it is daunting because you have no idea if the school's sales pitch is true. Having worked in a training centre that oversold, I was weary and sceptical of landing another ine of those!

Being recommended by a friend to Teaching Nomad was the best thing ever! My placement consultant, Lauren, was super involved at every process. What's also great about the agency is that they do their best to match you as closely as possible to what you want, in an area you desire and so forth!

They also have occasional job fairs that sets them apart. There you get to potentially be set up with an interview, meet-and-greet potential employers and get as much information as needed! That's where I managed to secure my next job and I am more than happy with the school!

Teaching Nomad is reputable, knows what they are doing and gives the best service!

What would you improve about this program?
The program doesn't need any improvement in my opinion. They have done a lot of work in understanding this market and needs analysis of teachers.
Sharon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I highly recommend traveling nomad!

Traveling Nomad has been nothing but wonderful to me and my husband. We worked with Mike and he was very quick, kind, and helpful. Any questions we had were answered quickly and many helpful resources were provided to us. We are now settled in ShangHai and we love it! The group we are working for is Kids Castle, so far they’ve been good. ShangHai is super clean, super beautiful, super safe and there is always loads to do.

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Chris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Service

My consultant - June - was a constant and consistently helpful individual who walked me through the process from start to finish. I now have a good job at a great school with an impressive benefits package. I really recommend teaching nomad and I'm glad I used their service. I would also mention that if you complete their TEFL training they will reimburse you for the cost two months after you secure your first position and they vet the schools you will apply to.

What would you improve about this program?
It was comprehensive from beginning to end. No suggestions or improvements.
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Kathleen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Can't Wait to get to work!

I have been working with Teaching Nomad for less than a month, the placement consultant, Mike was very helpful from the first interview until I was given my contract. I did not feel like I was going about this alone. No matter what question I had he was always willing to answer the questions. He understands that this a big move and was forthcoming with information that I needed to hear. Because of this, I was able to make the right decisions for myself and my family. I am very grateful that I went through Teaching Nomad for my new job and new adventures!

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Paige
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teacher

I've been extremely impressed with Teaching Nomad. I worked with Ali Jaramillo. She found positions which met and exceeded my specifications. The schools she recommended to me in China were well vetted and stable. Going overseas you worry about what sort of situation you could potentially be walking into. With Ali, I felt a great deal of trust. She listened to what I was looking for in a position and delivered multiple options in multiple cities. In addition to working with Ali, I talked with Brett Isis about enrolling in the Teacher Now program. Brett is one of the most knowledgeable people I've talked with on the future of overseas teaching and the Byzantine visa process which is China. If you have a chance, I can not recommend enough working with these two individuals.

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Kathryn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful, Helpful Consultants

When the job I had originally been offered fell through with just a couple of weeks to go before the start of the semester, Teaching Nomad was extremely helpful finding a replacement. Within just a couple of days, I had several more offers, and eventually found something that was even better.

My consultant, Sophia, was so helpful and professional. She really took my experience and preferences into account and found potential jobs that were all great matches. I will definitely work with Teaching Nomad again in the future if need be.

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ROBIN
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Site

"Teaching Nomad" is an awesome site if you wish to get a teaching job overseas. Within two
weeks of contacting them, I was presented with several job opportunities to which I could apply to. Within three weeks, I was interviewed and hired for a job in the specific city that I had requested. My consultant, Mike Ostrowski, was very friendly, professional, and helpful. He guided me through the entire process and has continued to provide me with useful information to make my move and transition easier. I highly recommend this site.

What would you improve about this program?
No improvement needed
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Janaline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very Professional

Teaching Nomads was super helpful. They got me positions that matched all my criteria and helped me through the process very professionally. I have previously done this on my own, which is very time cunsuming and can get quite frustrating. But after once using Teaching Nomads, I will definitely be using their expertise and help again! You tell them what you want and they do all the leg work in searching for positions that match. You also know that there is someone out there willing to answer all your questions and that they know what they are talking about.
Very friendly, helpful and professional!

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Casey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic group of helpful people

I wouldn't be teaching abroad if it weren't for the dedicated staff at Teaching Nomad.

They continually sent me job opportunities, set up interviews and follow-ups, gave great advice throughout the process, and helped me verify the legitimacy of the places I wanted to teach.

I had the privilege of working with Sophia Isis, a wonderful mentor that offered patient and persistent guidance. As a result of her help (along with the other folks at Teaching Nomad), I landed a job in Shanghai at well above market rate. Thoroughly looking forward to my year in China.

What would you improve about this program?
No problems with this service

The only thing I can think of was a little difficulty with uploading documents to the website, but this was quickly addressed by dutiful staff
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Fiona
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Support and Security

From the offset, my experience with teaching Nomad was great, I would highly recommend my placement consultant Yiqin Zhu. She really made the whole process very easy and tailored everything to my needs. I can't thank her enough for the amount of hard work she put in to finding me a suitable position. Even after I got my teaching position, the support doesn't stop. Teaching Nomad have some of the largest range of teaching positions and highest paid positions. Trying to secure a safe and suitable teaching position in Asia can be an overwhelming experience at times but having a company like teaching Nomad on your side really takes the pressure off and they are always there to answer any questions, worries and give advice.

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Kris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching Nomad's real assets - the Placement Consultants

I stumbled upon Teaching Nomad's website simply by chance while searching for an ESL position in China and was enticed through the name alone and more so after reading the mission statement. From the moment of registering I was quickly contacted by my personal Placement Consultant, Lauren Klein, who remained in my corner every step of the way. What can I say to you Lauren, you did a great job of searching for positions suited to my specific requirements and background and your dedication and massive effort and excellent and continuous communication will not be forgotten. My trust and confidence in Teaching Nomad was exemplified through its professional website, vast job advertisements and professional business operations but to be totally honest, my overall positive experience and opinion of Teaching Nomad was all down to the hard work of my consultant, Lauren Klein.

What would you improve about this program?
N/A
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Kaila
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great and Reliable

Teaching Nomad has been great every step of the way from the introduction, helping me prepare my documents and advising me on different job applications that would be a good fit. They have always been available to help, prompt with response and very friendly and helpful. I have been hired to teach English through a job they recommended and I look forward to starting in a few months. They have also made it clear that they are there for support throughout my job. I looked at several companies and they are by far the most professional.

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Pele
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you Teaching Nomad

Job hunting in China can be quite overwhelming. Perhaps surprisingly, this remains true whether you are searching for your first job in China or your fifth. Thanks to Teaching Nomad and Mike Ostrowski I was placed at a really amazing school that was a terrific match for me. My preference in schools was very specific, they found exactly what I was hoping for. Mike was extremely helpful and guided me throughout the entire interview process. It was definitely a pleasure to work with him, and I would recommend Teaching Nomad any day!

What would you improve about this program?
No improvements needed
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Elias
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Services

My consultant Ali Jaramillo always assistant Ed in finding the best possible positions that are available to work in China. At a time that I reconsidered moving abroad they still took the initiative to assist me in finding a school that fit my specific requirements. Ali goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that teachers get the best positions that fits their personal critter is in fulfilling the best possible experience that can be made from teaching abroad. Teacheingnomad also provides the ease of authenticating all the documents which can be a huge hustle if the paperwork is not filled correctly.

Elana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you Teaching Nomad!

We have dealt with Teaching Nomad for four years, and each time they exceed our wildest expectations. Sophia, Brett, and the team have been fantastic throughout, and we can't thank them enough for their hard work and dedication. Teaching Nomad cares about their teachers, and Sophia continued to check in and help us throughout the process. Her advice, support, and guidance are much appreciated. Teaching Nomad is the only recruiter that we trust with our teaching careers.

Teaching Nomad is simply the best :-)!

What would you improve about this program?
N/A

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