EF was founded in 1965 by Bertil Hult, an entrepreneur with a penchant for success and a passion for international education. Over the next 30 years, EF continued to expand globally and in 1997, EF opened a local English language training center branch in Shanghai, China.
In 2020, ever in favor of innovation and growth, we chartered a new direction, becoming English1. While we continue to share a deep connection to our long history, we have been excited to embark on this new journey to divert more resources and attention to the amazing students and staff of EF English First.
EF English First has been a notable force in education and development since 1965 with schools and offices in major cities in China and Indonesia.
With over 350 schools across 100 cities in China, and various cities across Indonesia and Russia. We’re certain you’ll find the right place for you.