The world's number one online English school.
Originally envisioned together with Apple in 1996 and built upon research from EF and leading university linguistics experts, English Live is the world’s most advanced Language Learning System. Our world-class Pro Teachers, combined with our interactive and award-winning live learning platform, help you gain real confidence in your new language.
Private or group lessons, anytime, anywhere.
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"You are the best teacher!"
"You are the best teacher!"
"Visha is sunny and smiling. She helps me get confident with speaking English. Her teaching method is polite and gentle. She makes sure that students listen to each other and support each other when we talk to each other. Her speech speed was just right: not too fast, not too slow. I look forward to her next class!"
"Graham is such a passionate teacher!"
"Graham is such a passionate teacher!"
"Graham is not only very patient but also a very meticulous teacher. He has an excellent didactic of teaching. He doesn't just limit himself in correcting, but also shows other ways of saying the same thing. I will definitely take more classes with him in the future. Best teacher I had!"
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EF's Learning Guarantee.
Over the last 20 years, we've perfected the fastest way to learn English online. We have combined the simplicity of private lessons, the ability to speak to other learners and our advanced interactive English learning tools to help you learn English 3x faster.
We know that the EF Method works - our learners who complete their recommended level of studying advance at least 1 level every 12 weeks. Complete the recommended level of studying and you can do the same – or you’ll study for free until you do. Learning Guaranteed.
EF English Live is rated as Excellent from over 5,000 reviews.
The best way to learn English online
"EF English Live was the best way to take my English skills to the next level with the possibility to speak to competent teachers at any time, from anywhere. The private lessons helped me improve my skills and made me feel more confident when speaking in English."
A powerful tool to progress in English
“I've been experiencing EF English Live for 3 months and I was able to measure my progress, with real help from worldwide teachers. This is really what I was looking for: people from everywhere, with very different accents and cultures to improve my listening skills.”
Now I speak English better
“My experience with English Live has been amazing, thanks to the classes with native teachers and being able to interact with people from all over. My pronunciation has changed for the better, and I've stopped being afraid to communicate.”
I loved my online English course
"Learning English online with EF English Live is really useful and makes learning the language easy, especially with the wonderful app. I made huge progress because the lessons are interesting and I could practice with native speaking teachers 24/7."
I really enjoyed my online English course
"I recommend EF English Live because the methods and tools offered are varied and comprehensive. The teachers are excellent, I really enjoyed learning English online with such a great school."
My English is better thanks to EF English Live
"Before I signed up for the online course I didn't understand English very well, especially during conversations. But I needed to learn English fast and thanks to EF English Live I feel like I've made a lot of progress. I speak and understand English much better than before. 100% recommended."
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Just in case you missed anything.
Here a few frequently asked questions about our online English courses.
What is the best online English course?
The best online English courses online are the ones allowing you to make real and lasting progress. They help you reach your personal goals and get the most out of the time and money you invest to learn English. A serious online English course has great teachers with a personal approach who make you develop and appreciate the language.
The online English courses we provide at EF English Live have it all: they are flexible, effective, and deliver real and lasting progress. You can participate in the online English lessons whenever you want, private or in groups, with native speaking English teachers available 24 hours a day and during your course you can connect with students from all over the world.
But don't just take our word for it! EF English Live is rated Excellent on Truspilot with a 4.4 out of 5.0 average rating received from our customers, based on 5,018 reviews as of March 2021.
Is studying English online as effective as traditional language lessons?
Absolutely, in fact with private teachers it's far more effective. With traditional English classes, you risk not getting enough time with the teacher, who has limited resources and many students to attend to. Our online English school removes these limitations: by offering you real-time teaching and instant feedback.
As global educators we always have friendly and professional teachers ready to help you. And because you can study English online whenever you want, 24/7, you'll find it's easier to learn even more. Our tools for individual study, group lessons and ad-hoc individual lessons will help you take your English to the next level.
What do I need to learn English online?
Our online English courses are made to be accessible to everyone. All you need is a computer with a web-browser, or a smartphone with the EF English Live app, internet access, headphones (with microphone for speaking exercises) and a little commitment. We'll take care of the rest and help you configure everything when you sign up.
How long will it take me to complete the English courses?
The frequency of exercises and lessons depends on you as a student, how much time you have and are willing to spend, and on which course you choose. EF English Live's patented method guarantees you to level up in just 12 weeks, but many students are able to make progress even faster.
How does EF English Live's online English school work?
We offer personalized courses for each student that include group and private lessons with our Pro Teachers as well as thousands of hours of online practice. You can choose between different types of English courses where our Pro Teachers will customize the study program to suit your needs, your timing and your pace. Find out more about how our school works.
What type of online English courses can I take?
If your goal is to successfully pass the TOEFL or TOEIC test, study English for a trip, or speak business English confidently, then common English phrases are often not enough. That's why we have developed tailored courseware that gives you specific language skills in a hands-on way. In these specialized online English courses, with the support of our expert teachers, you will acquire exactly the knowledge you need.
When you sign up to study English online with EF English Live, your will have access to the following specialized courses: