EF’s first school in Ningbo was established in 2001, they have since added 5 schools across the city, teaching 5000 students. EF offer all you’d expect in terms of modern teaching materials, digital resources, and multi-media capable classrooms with interactive whiteboards.

Teaching students age 3-17, EF Ningbo offer a great opportunity to teach small class sizes, allowing for a personal and differentiated approach to teaching.

EF Ningbo employ over 80 foreign teachers, making for a lively and sociable teacher community.

EF Ningbo’s no.2 campus is famous among the over 200 EF centres in China as being the largest in the country!

The Role


Being a Teacher at EF Ningbo requires energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Working with 3-17 years olds, it will be your responsibility to keep your students motivated and interested in learning English.

EF Ningbo have numerous modern resources to aid teachers, including interactive White Boards, Online Resources, Speakers, Games and much more.

Teachers at EF Ningbo are generally expected to work 5 days per week (3 week days and Saturday and Sunday)

Teachers at EF Ningbo are generally expected to spend 40 hours per week total at school, of which up to 20, will be teaching hours in the non-peak season, and up to 26 will be teaching hours in the peak season.



  • RMB8,500-10,000 Monthly Salary (after tax)
  • RMB9,000 Flight reimbursement (two instalments)
  • RMB2,000 Housing allowance
  • Visa cost reimbursement
  • Medical Insurance



Teachers are entitled to 10 days of paid holiday at EF Ningbo. It will be necessary to agree the dates a teacher wishes to take for these with the school in advance.

EF Ningbo teachers will also receive paid vacation time for the 11 Chinese public holidays.

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Social Events


At over 80 foreign teachers and growing, EF Ningbo has one of the most vibrant and active teacher communities in China. Trips and social events are regularly arranged for Foreign Teachers at EF Ningbo, including Christmas celebrations, days out to nearby local sites and city breaks.



English First (EF) is truly a global company, established in 1965 and now with over 400 centers around the world. EF have a refined and professional orientation and ongoing training schedule, making it a great organization for those entering ESL.

EF Ningbo have a dedicated, Western Management and Training Team on hand to deliver initial training.

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Discover Ningbo

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Home to the second largest port in the world, Ningbo is a mix of modern sky-scrapers and traditional architecture, which complement nice parks and scenic spots. With excellent transport links it’s an ideal springboard to explore China and Asia, and just an hour away from Shanghai.

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