EF English First is all about opening doors through education. In fact, that’s their mission statement. Their teachers and staff work hard everyday to make sure their students and customers are learning happily in an amazing environment. As an employee, you’ll learn all about EF English First and the ways they make sure their mission statement stands up with core values such as: entrepreneurial spirit, passion & attention to detail.
English First is one of 16 business units that work under the global umbrella of Education First, often referred to simply as EF. Their focus is local English language training courses. The goal is the same at all of their schools: providing excellent teaching in an immersive environment. If you work for English First, you’ll be teaching people who live just down the street…giving you a unique chance to bring them an international experience just outside their door. English First focuses on offering the best language journey for both kids and adults. Their lessons take place inside real classrooms with amazing teacher resources. You’ll have a variety of classes including face-to-face small lessons, large workshops and Life Clubs, English First’s very own course that encourages students to apply their language learning skills in a social environment.
Education First was founded in 1965 by a man with a vision, Bertil Hult, who still heads the company today. His dream was to create an educational experience for students unlike any other. Focusing on language training, travel and above all, fun, Education First has since grown into a successful company with over 40,000 employees, 500 schools and offices, and locations in 107 countries. English First, a division of Education First, started in China in 1994, back when ESL was gaining traction in the Middle Kingdom after the opening up and reform policies of the 1980s. Because of their early start, we became a trendsetter of teaching English in China.
Since 1988, Education First and the Olympics have partnered together 4 times: Seoul, Beijing, Sochi, and now, Rio de Janeiro. By providing English experiences for volunteers, athletes and guests from around the world are able to enjoy their games experience in a common language. Education First takes corporate social responsibility seriously. That’s why they created the EF Global Classroom Foundation, an umbrella for English First’s charitable activities, which have included disaster relief in the U.S., China, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, and Nepal as well as providing funding for better educational opportunities to the underprivileged.
EF Education First takes pride in its endeavors. From teaching English to local customers. Inviting students to live abroad. Or bringing college students on historical tours and giving adults the vacation of a lifetime. EF actively ensures that its clients and employees have an experience of a lifetime. Some of their core values include: entrepreneurial spirit, nothing is impossible attitude and honesty.
Working for Education First means you get to embrace the culture of a family that started it all. At EF, they care about their work hard, play hard attitude. In addition, they focus on the the empowerment of others, as evidenced by their involvement with the Olympics. They also take corporate social responsibility seriously. After the Nepal earthquake in April 2015, Education First pledged to build a new elementary school in one of the most affected areas.
Another highlight is the Hult Prize, which awards $1 million to business students who create a entrepreneurial plan to solve a current social issue. 2015’s winner was challenged to tackle early childhood education in urban slums.Visit EF English First