Why join EF English First

The first thing everyone notices when they join EF English First is our company culture. EFers share the same love for fun, adventure and teaching. It’s our people who make EF such a dynamic and fun place to work.

ESL jobs abroad don’t have to be a scary experience. With EF, you will get all the help and support you need. We’ll help you navigate the tricky visa process, give you the training you need, and introduce you to our strong teacher network. Today, teaching English as a second language overseas is easier than ever. All you need to do is apply, and we’ll help with the rest.

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Why EF?

Our culture

At EF we all believe in opening the world through education. We want to connect people from around the world, and break down the barriers of language, culture and geography that divide us. At the heart of this mission are our teachers.

When you join EF, you don't just join a company, you join a community—many who become your family away from home. Build relationships that last a lifetime with people from all over the world.

EF culture

Why teach at English First

From the moment you apply for an ESL job with EF, you will be in safe hands. With over 55 years of experience in education, EF is the leading provider of teacher training and support. As a world leader in English language training, EF hires candidates all year round.

why teach at EF

Teacher support

EF English First has been opening the world through education for over 55 years. We have over 300 schools serving more than 200,000 students from around the world. When you join EF, you will be part of a large network of teachers who love to teach, travel and try new things. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to English teaching or a veteran, you will get all the support you need to relish your teach abroad experience.

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Life at EF

We offer training, professional development, weekly teacher events and annual flight allowance

Explore our locations

With over 300 schools across 60 cities in China, and various cities across Indonesia and Russia. We’re certain you’ll find the right place for you.

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