The success of our students makes us the world’s largest online English school.

20 million+

Students taught by EF English Live


Teacher rating

2 million+

Private classes per year

55 years

English Teaching experience

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EF English Live is rated as Excellent from over 5,000 reviews.

Super recommended

"This is a really well structured course, it manages to make language learning really fun. It's perfect for university students or anyone who needs a flexible course. The teachers are so nice and knowledgeable and there are many activities and lots of materials you can practice your English with."

Giulia Italy
Learn English at your own pace while having fun

"I'm so happy I got to learn English with such a great company. The courses were very informative, fun and interactive. The individual lessons were so enriching and constructive and the group lessons allowed me to talk to students from all over the world, it was magic!"

Christophe France

Trusted by the world's leading organisations.


Teaching English. For good.

As part of EF Education First, the worlds largest privately held education company, we are committed to making a positive contribution to the global community through key partnerships, including being the trusted supplier of language and education to the Olympic Games, supporting other good causes and cutting-edge research into improving the way people learn.

Paving new roads for learning innovation.

EF English Live has always been at the cutting edge of language learning, having been the first to pioneer 24-hour teacher-led online English courses. Backed by a world-class team of academic and technical experts, plus thousands of certified online English teachers, our mission is to use technology to create a fundamentally better way to learn English.
Enio Ohmaye

Dr Enio Ohmaye

Chief Experience Officer

EF Education First


Dr Christopher McCormick

Head of EF Academic Affairs Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

“Students inspire everything we do."

“Nothing matters more than learning. At EF, the learning we see in our students inspires us to do more, to push harder, to advance our understanding of how human beings learn, and how we can make the experience richer, better and more rewarding."

“Everything we do is about bringing people together.”

“Speaking a language is a social experience, so we learn best by interacting with others. Learning technology has evolved to bring us ever closer together. We connect with each other across time and space, building English fluency and confidence in a global community.”

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Here are a few of our frequently asked questions

Through private lessons led by Pro Teachers and group classes where learners like you practice together in combination with interactive tools designed to sharpen your learning we have perfected the way to learn English online. Our English courses are made to match your goals and as you advance through the levels thanks to our learning guarantee you'll get certified as part of your progress. That's why you learn English 3x faster when you study with EF English Live.

We have students from almost every country in the world learning English with us. Being part of our friendly global community is an inspiring way to study, build confidence, and make new friends. Our students are learning English for many different reasons, but most hope to improve their job prospects, travel to new places, or prepare for a test such as TOEFL or TOEIC. Most are busy adults trying to fit studying into their lives, that's why we've designed our school to teach you English in manageable chunks.

While our Headquarters is in Switzerland, we are an online school with offices in countries all around the world. But you don't have to come to the office to study English with the best methodology available. We are online, on your smartphone or computer, available whenever you want. We are a global company, with teachers and support teams working to help students from all over the world.