Teaching English in Nantong

Nantong is a prefecture-level city in Jiangsu province located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, near the river mouth.

Nantong has always been an important center of education and the textile industry. Because of its deep-water harbor and connections to inland navigational canals, it was opened up to foreign investment in recent Chinese economic reforms.

Nantong was historically known as an agricultural area and a traditional site for salt-making. Its principal agricultural products include cotton, rice, wheat, fishing, fruit, and more.

City Statistics

  • Population: 7.3 million
  • Public Transportation: 4 train stations, 1 international airport, hundreds of bus routines and taxis
  • Language: Mandarin, local dialects
  • Climate: North subtropical humid climate
  • EF Nantong was opened in June, 2015

What Makes Nantong Unique?

  • Nantong is a middle-sized city very close to the international and modern City of Shanghai. The people of Nantong enjoy an authentic Chinese culture but if you want to experience a big city break, you can, because Shanghai is only a two-hour bus ride away.
  • Nantong is a harbor city, so there is a lot of international trading taking place here which means you will experience some international culture here. The No.1 place will be a Japanese area where you can find lots of Japanese restaurants. No. 2 will be Haonan Road where you will find a number of western bars.
  • Nantong Museum is always a great place to get to know Nantong. It’s a great area for finding cheap deals and little local treasures to take home.
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