Find your voice in English. Faster.

The world's #1 online English courses

Our interactive learning experience simulates real-life scenarios as if you are learning in an English-speaking country. Join classes 24/7 from anywhere and progress faster with the most motivating method. 

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Of teaching experience

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Learning English is life-changing

Knowing English words and phrases is useful but will only take you so far. Remember the time you had a great idea at work or met new people abroad, but did not have the confidence to speak up? We will not only teach you words and phrases, we will teach you speaking confidence. We will immerse you in real-life scenarios, from navigating the workplace to everyday conversations.

Are you ready to master English?

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A method developed for faster progress

Did you know that 84% of the world's 1.5 billion English-speakers are not native speakers? They started exactly where you are!

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Online English learning that feels like real life

We understand that staying motivated when learning English online can be challenging. That is why we created Efekta Hyperclass™. Developed by academic, technology and video gaming experts, Hyperclass uses a conversation-based and interactive virtual learning environment to put you in real-life scenarios that will help you stay focused and learn faster. 

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Chosen by 20 million people

From total beginners to advanced learners; from business professionals to world travelers and Olympic athletes. EF English Live is the first and largest online English school for dedicated learners, just like you.

Originally envisioned with Apple and supported by Cambridge University 

The Efekta Method™ uses EF Education First’s innovative concept of experiential language learning  

Start speaking from day one with real-life scenarios and roleplaying  

Build your speaking confidence for work, abroad, or wherever English takes you 

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Online English courses that match your goals

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Business English

Get ahead in your career with our Business English Course

Get your dream job. Our real-world business scenarios will help you perfect your communication in the workplace. 




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General English

Find your voice in English with our General English Course

Speak English with confidence. Our full range of General English topics ensure you are always part of the conversation. 

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Speaking confidence

Trusted by the world’s leading organizations

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Your satisfaction is guaranteed

Complete at least one teacher-led class and one self-study unit every week. If you are not satisfied after your first 12 weeks, you get your money back.

Just in case you missed something...

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about learning English online.    

Wherever you want! Our school is 100% online, and everything you need to learn English is available on our platform from day one, with no extra costs for printed material or books. With us, you can learn English anytime, anywhere. All you need is a computer or mobile phone, internet access, and some headphones with a good microphone. 

Choosing to learn a new language with online English lessons has several advantages. Besides never having to look for parking or wait for the bus, the main reasons for choosing and online English course like EF English Live are: 

  1. Financial savings: Not only are online English courses cheaper than in-person schools, but you also save on bus fare and gas. And because all the material is online, you don’t have to buy any course material.  

  2. Greater flexibility: You choose, when, where, and how often you want to study. With an online English course, you have complete flexibility and control over your schedule.  

  3. Faster progress: Because you get one-on-one time with a teacher in private classes, you get direct and personalized feedback, which leads to faster progress.  

  4. Personalization: With an online English course, you choose how many lessons you want to attend and in private classes you can choose the subjects you study with your teacher. 

Leave all the limitations of a traditional school behind with EF English Live. Our online English course offers interactive learning and immediate feedback. Our certified Efekta Teachers™ do not just teach words and phrases, they teach speaking confidence. From business professionals to world travelers and Olympic athletes, they have taught dedicated learners, just like you, all over the world. 

The best online English courses are ones that have certified and trained teachers, a clear teaching method, offer personalization, and don’t minimize the effort it takes to learn English.  

Learning with EF English Live’s online English courses is: 

  • A combination of activities that use your whole brain (deep learning) vs. A simple word memory task (shallow learning) 

  • A process where you learn from your mistakes vs. A learning environment where you are afraid of making mistakes 

  • Having conversations in English – right from the start vs. Waiting until your pronunciation is perfect to speak 

  • Where a great teacher is essential for progress vs. Where you are left without support 

Each learner gets a personalized learning plan tailored to their goals. You can join online English classes 24/7, led by native or bilingual certified Efekta Teachers™. 

But don’t just take our word for it. EF English Live has 5,218 five-star reviews and is rated GREAT on Trustpilot.  

Learning English online with our school is very easy. All you need is a computer or a smartphone with our app, internet access, a headset (with microphone) and dedication. We'll take care of the rest! 

We offer courses for all levels of English – from people who have never spoken English before or people who learned English when they were young, to working professionals looking to learn Business English and learners studying for TOEFL and TOEIC exams. Our Efekta Teachers™ are trained to personalize their lessons to their student’s needs. We have courses for every level (A1-C2), and over 3,000 native and bilingual teachers that can teach every level.

Our online English courses include personalized learning plans, private classes just for you, interactive and small group classes, and self-study exercises that keep you motivated. Your course consultant will tailor your learning plan to match your goals, schedule, and budget. You have access to our platform 24/7, so you can practice and improve whenever it works best for you.  

Find out more about how our courses work 

Our school offers a variety of online English course options. If you want to get ahead in your career by delivering impactful presentations, drafting persuasive emails, or engaging more in meetings, our Business English Course is the course for you. If you have tried learning English before, are a complete beginner, or perhaps have a big trip planned our General English Course will help you get progress faster. We can also help with TOEFL and TOEIC preparations. No dream is too big! 

In summary, we offer the following courses: 

There is no definite answer to this question (sorry!). It depends on your current level of English and your individual commitment to studying. Learning English isn’t easy, but it can be life-changing. The more time and effort you put in, the faster you will progress.  

What we do know, is that if you stick to your personalized learning plan, attend your planned private and group classes, and complete your self-study exercises, you will progress. Students who follow their plan, on average, level up every 12 weeks. But this also depends on how much time they can commit to learning (many students manage to progress even faster).

Because every learning plan is personalized, your price is also personalized. The cost of our English courses depends on the following factors: 

  • Which English course you choose (Business, General, TOEFL, TOEIC, or Travel) 

  • The amount of private and group classes you want 

  • Your budget and available time 

We personalize courses for our learners because the more control you have, the better your learning outcome. We are committed to meeting the different needs of our learners in terms of price, flexibility, and course options. Find out more about our offers by clicking here.

Yes! Here at EF English Live, after every completed level of your course, you take an exam to test your knowledge. When you pass, you receive a certificate, which you can put on your CV or share on LinkedIn.