Life at English First Nanjing

At EF Nanjing we are on a mission. Our ambition is to open the world through education. We want to connect people from around the world using language, breaking down the barriers that slow down how we communicate and come together. At the heart of this mission are our teachers. As a teacher, we hope you can join us in bringing people together, as you are instrumental to our success. You will spend your days teaching second language learners about language. You will also share your culture with students and colleagues and they will share with you theirs.

Life as an English teacher at EF is both challenging and rewarding. If you share our spirit of sharing, learning and exploring, then we would love to welcome you to the family.

Training and Development at EF Nanjing

Training and development is a big part of being an EF teacher. In your first four weeks, you will go through onboarding and teacher training. During this time we will help you settle into Nanjing with apartment hunting and opening up bank and phone accounts, as well as training to introduce you to teaching local learners and technical and EF product training provided by our development team.
Training doesn’t stop there though. You will have continuous support and more advanced training as time goes on during your time with us at EF Nanjing.

Our Culture

The first thing everyone notices when they join EF English First is our company culture. From our HQ in Shanghai to our schools around the country, EFer’s seem to share the same love for fun, adventure and teaching. Our schools and offices have been specifically designed to make the working environment relaxed and open, and that’s the way our teams work.
From the moment you join us, you will be introduced to your coworkers who have already walked in your shoes and experienced life as a newbie. They will be able to answer questions and help you settle in. The team dynamic makes sharing new ideas with your colleagues and managers very easy. We love to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit! That means if you want to try something new, speak to your manager or supervisor and see how you can make it happen.

Although you may be teaching in the classroom alone, it doesn’t mean you’re not a valuable member of a larger team. We’re very keen on knowledge sharing and creating an environment where people love to work.
Every month, EF Nanjing sponsors team building events. You can go and grab some food and drinks together, try some cool activities and bond with your new work mates.

EF Kids and Teens

The warm smiles and infectious energy that kids and teens in our English language schools bring to the classroom make working here a very special career experience. You’ll help students grow as English language learners and give them the skills they need to thrive in an international environment. In addition, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded teachers. You might find that your school isn’t just a workplace; life at EF English First is a place that feels like home where young learner education is a priority.