Learn to speak English with confidence with our General English course.

Everything you need to go from a complete beginner to an English-speaking expert, with help at hand every step of the way.

Enjoy a General English course designed around your schedule.

We know that your time is precious. That’s why we developed our entire school to be on demand 24/7. Study at home, in your office, at your own pace whenever and wherever suits you. Learning with EF English Live works around your schedule.

Learn faster with private lessons.

Enjoy a personalised, targeted learning experience with live personal teaching. Our certified English Pro Teachers will listen to your needs and help you hit your personal learning goals. You’ll discuss what’s driving you to learn general English and what your goals are. They will make sure you stay motivated, focused and on target to succeed.

Build confidence speaking with driven people like you.

Join lively group conversations to hone your skills in real-life scenarios. With Group classes starting every 30 minutes all day, every day, practice often. Speak, interact and live the language as you improve your general English.

Unlimited access to our award-winning online English School.

Access thousands of hours of vibrant, engaging interactive lessons, helping you to progress fast anytime, anywhere.

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.

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The most effective online language learning school.

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Maximum results.

Learn in our apps, practice in lessons and apply results in your everyday life. Receive globally recognised certificates for every level, giving you the recognition you deserve. In addition to our General English course, you get unlimited access to all of our other courses and study tools.

English courses that match your goals.

TOEIC preparation

Prepare for the TOEIC quickly and effectively with EF English Live's intensive online test preparation.

Business English
Business English

Fast track your career. Our compelling real-world business scenarios will help you perfect your communication in the workplace.

Travel English
Travel English

Maximise your travel experience. Whether it’s a short vacation, adventure around the world or a fresh start we will help you feel at home wherever you go.

TOEFL Exam Prep
TOEFL preparation

Score your best results. Join preparation group lessons, access hundreds of hours of trial tests and confidently pass your exam with flying colours.

TOEIC Exam Prep
TOEIC preparation

Prepare for the TOEIC quickly and effectively with EF English Live's intensive online test preparation.

Just in case you missed anything.

Here a few of frequently asked questions about our General English course.

With General English we mean the type of English that is used in everyday life. This is English that you may need when you shop, order at restaurants, interact with locals, or make friends while travelling. General English courses cover a wide range of topics to allow you to develop your vocabulary and acquire grammatical knowledge useful in any life situation you may find, including commonly used expressions or idioms.

General English courses offer a well-rounded knowledge of English. If you are thinking of deepening your knowledge of the language, the General English course is perfect because it will prepare you to converse with anyone and communicate via email, by phone and in person in any situation you may find yourself. In addition, our General English course is available for all levels.

Absolutely. When you learn English online with us, you will earn an EF English Live certificate for each level you pass on the General English course, which will allow you to easily demonstrate your English proficiency to companies or universities around the world.