Founded in 1996, EF English Live has been at the cutting edge of language learning 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
As part of EF Education First, we draw upon a 50-year legacy of
academic excellence, having helped more than 20 million people across
the world to successfully learn English
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.
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
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
Enrich your professional profile with EF English Live.
When you complete a level in our school, you can include your certificate on LinkedIn with two clicks!