The Experimental School of Foreign Languages (ESFL) is a public school jointly founded by East China Normal University (ECNU) and the government of Putuo District, hosting students across nine school years. ESFL strives towards excellence by integrating advanced educational ideas across the world, and by keeping a close collaboration with ECNU. Benefiting from ECNU’s teaching and educational research achievements and its wealthy pool of teaching resources, ESFL endeavors to build itself towards a first-rate foreign language school featured by advanced educational philosophy, abundant educational resources, and a climate for innovation.
Since its establishment, ECNU School of Foreign Languages has worked unremittingly with ESFL to help develop insights into teaching techniques and education as a whole. Currently, ESFL is a teaching and research center for ECNU, and also a Chinese cultural experience center for international students. From 2016 onward, ESFL has started various programs and cooperative work, including China-UK Math Teacher Exchange Program, the Child Brain Development Program with the Institute of Brain and Education Innovation ECNU, the teaching of Olympic math with the help of the IMO winning team, and the cooperation with School of Advanced International and Area Studies of ECNU in terms of students exchange. It’s worth mentioning that ESFL has also maintained a long-term friendly relation of cooperation with Consulate General of France in Shanghai.