Discover Unique China Experiences

Culture & History

China's 2000+ year-old history and culture is not an exaggeration; this proud nation is full of intriguing customs and traditions to learn about.


Did you know that Tianjin is home to a 33,700-square-metre library? This amazing auditorium is surrounded by bookcases that reach from floor to ceiling. 


Knowing some of the Chinese phrases that the students are saying can be very useful when deciding which activities to retain, modify or discard for future lessons.

EF PODCAST: Must-see places around Shanghai

Don’t miss this exciting episode, as Tony and Alexis give travel tips, share memorable experiences, and list ways to enjoy your time off when you work abroad with English First!!

VIDEO: The Largest City You've Never Heard Of

Hidden away in the mountains, this city is most likely the largest city you've never heard of, but it leaves a lasting impression on everyone who visits, or in EF teacher John's case, lives there.

Food & Beverage

Foodies will not be let down, as each of China's 31 provinces have a unique cuisine to satisfy even the most adventurous palate.


Ren can't tell what's more impressive - the number of dishes or how spicy that pot looks.... Welcome to Sichuan food, everyone!!!

BLOG: Chinese delivery Apps 101

A step-by-step guide to using food delivery apps in China.

EF PODCAST: Life in China

Listen as Tony and Patrick provide helpful information about things to consider before coming, what to expect when you first arrive in China, and some personal hints & tips based on their experiences.

VIDEO: Ordering Food in Chinese

JJ and Adonia teach us new and useful vocabulary for ordering food in a restaurant in China.

Travel & Attractions

Travelling throughout China is a great way to spend your time away from work, and with the affordable cost of living that can be gained here, you can do it without breaking the bank.


Shanghai might be a little more grey this time of year (as pictured), but rest assured the beautiful architecture in the city shines through year-round.

BLOG: What to pack for a year in China

International Teacher Recruiters, Juraj Damjanic and Jennifer Beevers, give us some insight into what to pack for your year abroad in China.

EF PODCAST: Tips for travelling in China

Want to know what traveling is like while living in China? We brought in our very first guest and Travel Concierge, Ashley Everage to talk about her unique experiences traveling in and outside of China. Tune in and listen to all of our fun and interesting encounters while being abroad!

VIDEO: Top 10 Cities To Visit in China

Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, or the serenity and beauty of the countryside - here are the top 10 places in China that you should not miss!

Career & Development

Living and teaching in China gives a competitive edge to the skills you already, no doubt, possess. Navigating a foreign country, engaging in local culture, and working within a global network will provide both personal and professional growth.


EF team's rainbow workout during PRIDE month 2021!

BLOG: 7 ways teaching abroad can enhance your career

The top 7 reasons to apply for a job abroad with EF.

EF PODCAST: Career development at EF

Let’s talk development! Professional and personal growth are both important and quite challenging, especially when working abroad. Our special guest, “King” James Wills, joins our podcast to talk about his international experience and how it has benefited him in both aspects. 

VIDEO: A day in the life of an EF teacher

A day in a life of an English teacher in China follows Helen on her journey to work. Helen has been teaching English in China for over 3 years in Shanghai.

So, what are you waiting for?