Staff Spotlight: Seris Lan

Career Consultant


Seris was born and grew up in Huainan, China. She has always pondered what kind of life is meaningful, then she found the answer. She believes that the person who creates the most value for others will be rich.

Western culture and the English language are especially popular in China at the moment, and Series has found it the perfect platform for her to help more people in Chila to learn about Western culture and language. It has been her best decision yet!

In her free time, Seris likes to read books. She is also learning to play the guitar.

What is your favorite travel memory?

I am most impressed by the first time I traveled with my husband -- we went to Nanjing. We tried so many different foods for the first time, including Chinese and Western food. We saw many ancient and interesting buildings, such as Ming Palace and Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

At the beginning, I was nervous and uneasy because I wanted the work I was doing to be perfect. My boss told me to relax and that his ideal employee was positive, tolerant, and empathetic. This allowed me to ease my mind while still working efficiently.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

My favorite stories are those of teachers who want to help as many students as possible achieve their education dreams. One, in particular, has helped over 20 Chinese students get accepted into universities abroad.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would choose to teach English with English First in Chengdu. I love the city of Chengdu. It is famous in China for being the home of the Giant Panda. In addition, the city has huge mountains and the landscape is just amazing. EF is one of the largest providers of English Training throughout the world and their reputation is extremely good and well known.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

The job this company does is unique -- it encourages foreign teachers to come to China and fall in love with our country while giving locals the chance to learn English and about Western culture.

I'm always proud of our team when I get feedback that both the foreign teacher and local school are satisfied with our work.