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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“It feels like you have an attentive private teacher always available.”
Diego, EF English Live Student
“The ability to study 24/7 is critical given the demands work places on my time.”
Elmo, EF English Live Student
“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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