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REINVENTING ENGLISH TRAINING

Founded in 1996, EF Englishtown has been at the cutting edge of language training for nearly two decades, having been the first to pioneer a 24-hour teacher-led online English course.

Backed by a world-class team of academic and technical experts, plus 2,000 certified online English teachers, our mission is to use technology to create a fundamentally better way to learn English.

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WHY WE CHANGED
OUR NAME

Because we’re part of EF, teach English and have live teachers and online lessons 24/7, we changed our name from EF Englishtown to EF English Live. Our name celebrates our live, native speaking teachers who are at the heart of our learning method. 

A RESEARCH-DRIVEN
LEARNING METHOD

The academic team behind EF English Live has driven years of research in collaboration with the world's leading linguists and top universities to advance the science of faster English language learning. Find out more about EF English Live and the EF Research Unit here.

50 YEARS OF
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As part of EF Education First, we draw upon a 50-year legacy of academic excellence, having trained more than 20 million people across the world to successfully learn English online.

THE TRUSTED CHOICE
OF INDUSTRY LEADERS

The world’s best-known brands trust us to teach them Business English. Our innovative English learning method has improved the way employees of global companies like IBM, HSBC and Nokia communicate with their colleagues and customers around the world.

A TRULY GLOBAL
ENGLISH SCHOOL

Along with our vast network of English teachers available in every time zone, over 30 nationalities are represented in the main EF English Live office hubs in London, Johannesburg, Shanghai and beyond.

AN AWARD-WINNING
ONLINE COURSE

Our world-class English lessons and learning platform have been recognised for excellence year after year, consistently winning accolades for online language training and digital innovation.

98% of students would recommend our teachers

“It feels like you have an attentive private teacher always available.”
 

Diego, EF English Live Student

98% of students would recommend our teachers

“The ability to study 24/7 is critical given the demands work places on my time.”
 

Elmo, EF English Live Student

98% of students would recommend our teachers

“With live conversation classes, I can apply the English skills that I just learned, right away.”

 

Mariko, EF English Live Student

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