Teaching English in Tangshan

Tangshan is a city known for its historical significance and culture. Located close to the coast, it is a unique place with sea and land influences.

There are many beautiful parks in the city and larger scenic areas like the Great Wall are close by. Other sites like the Jingjue Temple, Thousand Buddha Mountains and South Lake Park are worth exploring.

Lifestyle amenities are similar to that of modern cities around the world. Cinemas, restaurants, spas, bowling alleys, football fields, badminton courts & gyms are all available. In addition, there are many bars and KTV parlors for people to relax and spend free time.

Tangshan has undergone a lot of development in the past ten years and therefore the housing is in modern comfortable apartments. The restaurant scene is varied with everything from traditional Chinese dining rooms to western fast food available.

City Statistics

  • Population: 1.7 million
  • Public Transportation: 2 major railway stations, dozens of bus routes, taxis
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Climate: Continental climate, cold and very dry winters, and hot, rainy summers
  • EF Tangshan opened in 2002

What Makes Tangshan Unique?

  • Tangshan is known as “Phoenix City” because of the powerful sense of community and strength after an earthquake occurred 50 years ago. Since then, the city has completely rebuilt itself into a tourist destination using its natural beauty and lengthy history as focus points
  • Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the US, worked in the nearby Kailuan mine before ascending the White House. His office has been replicated in a museum on-site
  • A really popular venue is Little London, a western style bar which serves great food to the teachers at English First who frequent here
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