established by swedish entrepreneur bertil hult in 1965, english first aims to “break the barriers in language, culture and geography”. upon its foundation, ef has been playing a leading role in the english training industry。now ef is the largest privately-held education organization that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs and cultural exchange. as of today, ef has grown into the world’s leading private education organization in the world, with over 15 million students in over 400 schools, covering more than 50 countries. ef has over 100 schools across more than 50 chinese cities.
ef english first was appointed as the official language training supplier for guangzhou 2010 asian games and brazil 2014 world cup.
ef named "china's best workplace" (2010 -2012 chinese business media)
ef corporate language learning solutions named “best corporate training product”