EF in Xi'an

We've been in Xi'an since 2001 and currently have five schools. Teachers can be sure of having a diverse range of students when working with us; from very young learners to corporate classes, we provide English classes to everyone. For all teachers, the majority of students will be 'Small Stars' (3-6 year olds),'Highflyers' (7-9) and 'Trailblazers'(10-14). Students in these age groups are divided into ability-based classes of no more than 14, meaning our teachers can fully incorporate communicative teaching methods into their lessons.


Thanks to continued growth, EF English First now has five schools in Xi’an. 

  • School One (2001) is located in the bustling commercial district of Xiao Zhai (home to Xi'an's largest shopping centre), and just three bus stops from the centre of the city.


Xiao Zhai Shopping District


  • School Two (2003) is in the busy Gao Xin hi-tech development zone, abundant with Western bars and restaurants.


Gao Xin District


School Three (2007) is in the eastern area of the city, near to the beautiful Xing Qing park and the prestigious Jiaotong University.


Xing Qing Park


School Four (2008) is in the ever-expanding northern side of the city, Bei Jiao, which boasts many new residential areas and the beautifully designed Xi’an City Sports Park.


North Sports Park


School Five (2017), opening in February, is in the affluent Qu Jiang district located close to the Big Goose Pagoda and South Lake.


Qu Jiang District


Teachers are assigned to work at one of our five schools prior to arriving, so unlike in some schools and cities, you will not need to be hopping onto buses and taxis all the time. The areas are all well served by Xi’an’s excellent transportation network, meaning that you are connected to the city no matter which school you work in.

Working for EF Xi’an has been both a rewarding and challenging experience. Since I was new to TEFL, I couldn’t have been happier with the choice I made when I accepted the job with EF and moved across the world.
— Sarah Mulligan (Senior Teacher, school 2)