Learn Chinese with EF English First

You don’t have to learn Chinese to live in China, and you don’t have to be a fluent conversationalist. But we have found at EF, that many of our teachers actually enjoy learning some Chinese. Before you come to China, it might be useful to learn a few phrases to help you get by or even take your Mandarin to the next level. That’s why we offer free Chinese lessons to all our teachers, in class, or online. 

Learn Chinese Free Classes available at EF English First

Free, Easy and Useful Mandarin Classes

It can sometimes be expensive to learn Chinese, and we don’t want the money to hold you back. That’s why we have developed our free online Chinese learning platform called Chinese Town. Chinese Town offers you the perfect introduction into Chinese and is available free to all EF’s teachers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never studied, or you’re almost a native, Chinese Town has something for everyone.

Learn Chinese


Once you have accepted the job at EF, your recruiter will send you your login details for your free online classes. These classes range from beginner to advanced and can be taken online before you arrive in China, and can be continued while you’re here. Learning Chinese online is a great way to learn and try. Once you arrive in China, you will be able to apply everything you have learnt to everyday life. Your classes will cover everything from speaking to the taxi driver to buying  clothes or vegetables. If you are teaching in Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzhou, you can also make the most of our free face to face classes. Make sure you apply today so you can start to learn Chinese and teach English in China.

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