Leaders in innovation
We’re continuing our legacy of producing life-changing experiences by harnessing new technologies to make education even more relevant and immersive. Nobody else comes even close to matching our investment in research and product development. Innovation is not just about technology at EF: it extends to our methodology, which is based on deep academic expertise and constantly updated with the latest research findings.
A long history of industry firsts
1998First online language lesson
2001First online industry-specific course content
2004First video-based online lessons
2010First task-based interactive lessons
2011Mobile apps launched
2013Personalized learning path through adaptive algorithms
2014First free standardized testing with EF SET
2015Virtual private lessons introduced as standard
2017Virtual classroom on mobile
2019New teacher and young learner tools Teach Online and Study Buddy launched
What’s next for EF?
At EF we are investing heavily in micro-learning – English Live is increasingly built in order to allow students the opportunity to inject bite-size learning, at their own pace, in engaging formats.
EF’s revolutionary new chatbot is an AI-powered conversation-driven language learning app. Innovative. Intuitive. Fun.
We are using augmented reality-technology to help students learn the vocabulary of things around them – as well as 3D generated objects – directly on a smartphone.
Our new teacher app, matching teachers with students in real-time, vastly improves lesson booking efficiency and gives teachers immediate access to the student’s learning history.