How EF English Live works?

Our dedicated teachers and award-winning online platform make it easy to improve your English, step by step.
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Step 1

Personalise your course

  • With over 50 years of experience teaching English around the world, we know that no two learners are the same. That’s why we tailor our course to your learning level, motivations and lifestyle.

  • Set your goals

    When you first log in, we’ll ask you a few simple questions to set your personalised course and help you reach your goals.  

  • Set your level

    We'll then ask you to tell us your current level of English or invite you to take our quick 20 minute placement test so we can make sure you start learning English at the level that’s right for you.

Step 2

Get started with interactive lessons

Once your study plan is set, you’re ready to start learning with our advanced, multimedia platform.

  • 16 Levels of learning

    Each of the 16 CEFR-aligned levels of EF English Live is broken down into 6 units made up of practical and interactive lessons.

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  • Speech recognition 

    Our advanced speech recognition software make practising and perfecting new English skills simple and fun.

  • Multimedia lessons

    You’ll practise listening, reading, writing and speaking real-world English from day one in our fun multi-media lessons.

  • Instant feedback

    For each exercise you complete, you'll receive personalized feedback from one of our expert teacher.

Step 3

Learn and practise English in a live class

  • Whether you’re just a beginner starting your first online English course or an advanced learner hoping to perfect your business English, online English classes with our expert teachers are the fastest way to gain confidence in your English.

  • Live private classes 

    Perfect your pronunciation and gain real confidence in your spoken English with personalised, 40-minute online classes with our qualified teachers.

  • Live group classes

    Practise conversational English with small groups of students at your level in one of our friendly group classes. No need to book, classes start every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day.

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Meet your teachers

Expert English teachers available to you 24/7

We have thousands of professionally certified (TEFL or TKT) and native-speaking or fluent bilingual teachers, specially trained to help you learn English online.

Kim Acacia

I receive an amazing amount of satisfaction from my students' rapid improvements, especially when they get a better job because their English has improved greatly.

American English
Bilingual in
Spanish, Russian
Specialist subjects
Literature, Political Science, Medical research

Mishkah Roode

I love meeting people from all over the world and learning about their cultures.

British English
Bilingual in
Specialist subjects
Academic, Business, Travel

Monica Roberts

Teaching English has been very rewarding for me. It's a great feeling to help students develop their language skills and pursue their goals.

British English
Bilingual in
Specialist subjects
Exam preperation, Business

Step 4

Target your learning further with specialised courses


Master the sophisticated and professional English skills you need for career success, including a range of industry-specific English modules for fields like medicine and finance.

Learn about our business course


Learn how to communicate clearly in airports, hotels and tourist locations across the world with our English travel Course.

Learn about our travel course


Develop the skills you need to pass your TOEFL and TOEIC tests with our online preparation courses.

Prepare for TOEFL      Prepare for TOEIC

Step 5

Achieve certified results

  • Our 16 levels of EF English Live are aligned with the internationally-recognised standards set by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from level A1 to C2.

  • You’ll earn a certified English diploma for each level you pass, making it easy to demonstrate your English fluency to universities and employers worldwide. You can even add your certification to LinkedIn with just a few clicks.

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