ESL Schools in China

With over 200 schools in more than 50 cities across China, teachers wishing to work at an ESL school in China are spoiled for choice. Take a look at our city guides and get inspired by all of the options you have for working at EF English First.

The Major Cities

With gleaming skyscrapers, fast-paced life and lots of international interest, you’ll feel as if you’re living anywhere in the world. These are the largest cities in China. 
 
Guides:
 
Teach English in Shanghai, the Pearl of the Orient
 
Teach English in Beijing, the Capital of China
 
Teach English in Shenzhen, the Emerald City of China
 
Teach English in Guangzhou, the City of Flowers
 
Teach English in Chongqing, China’s Best Kept Secret
 
Teach English in Tianjin, the Ancient Port of China

Surrounding Shanghai

Connected by high-speed rail to Shanghai, and less than an hour away, these cities retain the charm of old China while offering all the amenities of a big city.
 
Teach English in Changshu, City of Many Harvests
 
Teach English in Changzhou, the Dragon City
 
Teach English in Jiaxing, a beautiful river town
 
Teach English in Huzhou, the City of Silk
 
Teach English in Suzhou, Paradise on Earth
 
Teach English in Wuxi, City on the Lake
 
Teach English in Zhangjiagang, China’s Model City
 
Teach English in Zhenjiang, Garrison of the River
 
Teach English in Kunshan, Little Taipei

East China

Along the coast, these cities embody the best of China’s sea life. From fresh seafood to beautiful ocean visitas, these cities have a lot to offer in the way of an easy living, Chinese culture and fun attractions.
 
Teach English in Cixi, a Pillar of Chinese History
 
Teach English in Hangzhou, Heaven on Earth
 
Teach English in Hangzhou Xiaoshan, marching towards the world
 
Teach English in Nanjing, the Ancient Capital
 
Teach English in Ningbo, the Tranquil Wave City
 
Teach English in Qingdao, Seaside Paradise
 
Teach English in Shaoxing, where history beckons
 
Teach English in Weihai, the Garden City
 
Teach English in Yuyao, a Cradle of Civilization
 
Teach English in Yantai, the City of Charm

North China

Everyone living in the north will tell you it’s the best part of China. With delicious, hearty food to amazing coastlines and four distinct seasons, variety is the name of the game in this region of China.
 
Teach English in Changchun, the Forest City of the North
 
Teach English in Dalian, the Olympic City
 
Teach English in Daqing, the City of One Hundred Lakes
 
Teach English in Dongying, the Wetlands City
 
Teach English in Harbin, the Oriental Paris
 
Teach English in Jinzhou, the Fossil City
 
Teach English in Qinhuangdao, the Backyard Garden of Beijing and Tianjin
 
Teach English in Shenyang, the Heart of the North
 
Teach English in Taiyuan, the Foodie’s City
 
Teach English in Tangshan, the Phoenix City

West China

Living in the wild west of China is an exciting experience for sure. From majestic desert landscapes to amazing culinary experiences, living in these massive cities provide teachers with the comfort of living in a modern place but being surrounded by wild environs.
 
Teach English in Baotou, the Hot Pot City
 
Teach English in Chengdu, the City of Pandas
 
Teach English in Hohhotthe Grasslands City
 
Teach English in Urumqi, the Gateway to Central Asia

South China

The warm south of China is a cultural melting pot, giving teachers a unique living experience unlike anything in other parts of China. From the freshest dim sum to the clear ocean waters & beaches, teaching English in southern China is a relaxing and invigorating experience.
 
Teach English in Dongguan, the Frontrunner of Education 
 
Teach English in Foshan, the Zen City
 
Teach English in Fuzhou, the Darling of Southern China
 
Teach English in Huizhou, the Hakka Coastal City
 
Teach English in Jinhua, the City of Architecture
 
Teach English in Nanning, the Green City of China
 
Teach English in Rizhao, the City that Sees the Sun First in China
 
Teach English in Taizhou, the Port of China
 
Teach English in Xiamen, the Oceanfront Garden
 
Teach English in Yiwu, a Pillar of Chinese History

Central China

This is the heart of China. From historical cities to mountain villages, there is not shortage of wonderful sites. You’ll also find the warmth of the people here is welcoming and joyous.
 
Teach English in Changsha, the City of Spice
 
Teach English in Guiyang, the Spring City
 
Teach English in Hefei, the City of Gardens
 
Teach English in Shijiazhuang, the City of Rock Music
 
Teach English in Wuhan, the Hub of China
 
Teach English in Xi’an, the City along the Silk Road
 
Teach English in Xuzhou, the City in the Middle of it All
 
Teach English in Zhengzhou, the Modern Ancient Capital

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