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Find your voice in English

From learning how to introduce yourself, order at a restaurant, and ask for directions – to making new friends, renting an apartment, and opening a bank account. Decide what topics you learn about with your Efekta Teacher™. It does not matter if you are learning English for the first or fifth time, this course will help you master the language.  

Personalized classes tailored to your goals. (Tip: rebook classes with the same teacher for faster progress.) 

Speak, listen, and find your voice in English. Led by one of our expert Efekta Teachers™, join live classes with learners like you from all over the world.

Complement your private and group classes with over 2,000 hours of engaging self-study exercises. 

You will have regular assessments to monitor your progress. This allows for you and your teacher to adjust and optimize your learning experience.

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The online General English Course designed around your schedule

We know your time is precious. With teachers in every time zone, you can book private classes at any time of the day. Our group classes start every 30 minutes, and our self-study exercises are available 24/7, on any device. So that you can study on the bus, on your lunch break, or simply from the comfort of your home.  

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An online classroom 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 academics, 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.

Start learning General English in three simple steps

Sign up to learn more about our plans and prices:

Sign up to learn more about our plans and prices:

Start learning in three simple steps

Once we have your details, a course consultant will contact you.

We calculate your price depending on how much time you can commit to learning English.

Combine group classes, private classes, and self-study exercises as you wish.

Psst… Curious about your English Level? Take our free and internationally recognized EF SET test to get an accurate assessment of your current English level. 

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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 our online General 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.

    We offer a satisfaction guarantee, because we know our method works. Complete at least one teacher-led class (private or group) and one self-study module every week. If you’re not satisfied with your learning experience after your first 12 weeks, you can cancel within one month and get your money back. We’re the only online English school to offer this, because your progress is what matters the most to us.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    We offer personalized courses for each student that include group and private lessons with our teachers as well as thousands of hours of online practice. You can choose between different types of English courses where our certifed teachers will customize the study program to suit your needs, your timing and your pace. Find out more about how our school works.

    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:

    Our academic team has developed our online teaching method based on learnings from our 58 years of teaching English (27 of them have been online). By combining personalised learning plans, content based on relevant real-life scenarios, adaptive teaching, deep learning (a combination of activities that are scientifically proven to engage your whole brain) and listening to feedback from our learners – we’ve created a method we are confident will teach you English. Want to know more? Check out ‘Why Our Method Works’.