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Have an amazing adventure while earning a full-time salary

Teach English abroad and join a supportive community of over 3000 teachers just like you while enjoying a life-changing experience in one of over 100 cities, across China, Indonesia or Russia. You don’t need to have any previous teaching experience or speak the local language. Full training and support will be provided helping you build transferable skills and creating a lifetime of memories.

4 Reasons You'll Love Teaching English with EF English First

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From application to arrival and beyond, EF will take care of you. Our highly trained recruiters and visa officers support you every step of the way through the visa process. We know it can be confusing and tricky at times, but we’re just an email or call away if you have questions. Once you arrive in China, you’ll go through a series of sessions led by our qualified regional trainers. Training continues once you arrive in your center and throughout your time in EF. We hope you have the time of your life in China, and EF’s team is here to help get you started on your adventure!

Our locations

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Teaching English in China

Living and working abroad in China is an experience unlike any other. As the world’s third largest country, you will never be at a loss of things to do and places to see. EF has over 300 schools in 60+ locations - so if you want to live in a growing metropolis like Shanghai, or a more history-filled place like Beijing, you can be sure we have the perfect location for your new life abroad.
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Teaching English in Indonesia

Indonesia is a tropical paradise sprawled over 17,000 islands. Living and working in a place that’s warm and sunny 365 days of the years is everyone’s dream. Choose to work in one of our 77 schools from large cities like Jakarta or seaside towns like Manado. On your days off - swaying palm trees, crystal clear ocean waters, and lush forests are never too far away.
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Teaching English in Russia

Living in Russia is a modern experience. From the contemporary architecture in Moscow, to the creative hubs in St. Petersburg, there is much to enjoy in the world’s largest country. Russia continues to strive for high quality English language education, so by teaching abroad with EF, you will be directly impacting the international potential of your students.

Teaching English with EF English First

Teaching English with EF is a unique experience, that allows you to explore the world and earn money at the same time. You will have the opportunity to work with people from different countries and be a part of a global company that wants to “open the world through education”. With EF’s support and training, you’ll be ready to teach 1-1, VIP, and group classes to Kids & Teens, Adults, or Online learners in no time.

What our teachers say

Jessica Hall, Teacher, EF China

Working for EF English First has been an amazing experience. I've met people from all over the world and travelled in Asia during my vacations. There's a real sense of community among the teachers, we all support each other and I've built some great friendships.

Jonah Nelson, Senior Teacher, EF Indonesia

I was a bit unsure if teaching English was the right thing for me when I started, but EF English First provides a lot of support that helped me to settle in and get going. The classrooms are modern and have a lot of facilities like interactive whiteboards or touchscreen TVs.

Nancy Howard, Director of Studies, EF Russia

I've been with EF English First for 3 years now. I started as a teacher and now I'm an academic manager. My plan was to stay for one year, but EF English First has development courses and other certifications allowing me to progress into management.

About EF English FIrst

EF was founded in 1965 in Sweden, and now has 612 schools and offices in 50 countries around the world. We have been appointed as the trusted supplier of language and education to seven Olympic Games, own a Pro Cycling team (go #teamargyle), and have countless social outreach programs – like our Global Classroom Foundation in Nepal.
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Teach English, travel and work abroad with EF English First