About us

Experience, quality and innovation since 1965. For over 50 years, EF has been driven by a mission to open the world through education; a mission more relevant now than ever. As the world's largest private education company, our flexible programs transform students' language skills, self-confidence, and cultural awareness, making their dreams a reality.

Opening the world through education

The EF Method is based on a simple principle: The more we personalize your program around your unique goals and needs, the faster you learn. With the EF Method, lasting language skills are guaranteed – no matter your starting level or native language. Thanks to the EF Method's combination of experienced teachers, interactive class time, technology-assisted practice, skill-boosting Project Sessions and real-life immersion, you’ll make maximum progress during your time abroad. Our high standards for education are recognized worldwide with accreditations from organizations including the British Council, EAQUALS and ACCET.

Our research network

EF collaborates with top universities to fundamentally improve the way students learn languages. Network scholars explore advances in linguistics, teaching, technology, testing and cultural immersion. Together, we are committed to research and innovation that will shape the future of the language learning.

Members of the EF Research Network include :

  • University of Cambridge

  • University of Tokyo

  • EF EdTech

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EF and the Olympics

Friendship. Excellence. Respect. These are core values of the Olympic Movement. Since Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the modern Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has encouraged youth and adults to work toward a better, more peaceful world.

This is a mission we understand well at EF. Since 1988, EF has worked with the Olympics to design and deliver a range of educational solutions that promote understanding and connectedness at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have provided online language testing for volunteers, designed digital curricula on sports and Olympic hosting for students, and taught professional language skills to the Organizing Committees.

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Our appointments:

Official Language Training Services Exclusive Supplier of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Tokyo 2020 Official Partner for Language Training Services

Official Education Services Sponsor to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Official Language Services Supplier to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Games

Official Supplier of Language Programs of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Official Language Training Services Supplier of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Official Language School of the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics