Founded in 1996, EF English Live 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
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
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
We've aligned the 16 levels of our online course with the
internationally-recognised language standards set by the Common
European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for English levels A1 to C2.
We'll award you a certified
English diploma for each level you pass, making it easy to
demonstrate your English level to universities and employers
“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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