EF helps Mexican football stars prepare for their professional career
November 6, 2013, London: EF Education First, the world leader in language training for business, government and the education sector, announced today that some of Mexico’s most promising young football players are joining their online English learning program to boost their career in the international arena.
EF Education First launches online school application for Android
London, October 16, 2013 - EF Education First, the world leader in language training for business, government and the education sector, announced today the launch of their award-winning language school as an application on Android tablet devices. The application, called EF Efekta Corporate™, now offers Android device users the same ‘anytime’ school experience that is already enjoyed by millions of students and thousands of companies around the world currently studying via computers and iPad tablets.
Infographic shows Tatarstan students' English improvement after teachers study with EF
Moscow, August 22, 2013 - Students in the Republic of Tatarstan have scored nearly 30% higher than last year on their state English exams. This improvement in results comes after 3,300 English teachers in Tatarstan studied English with EF Efekta. See how the results correlate in this short infographic.
700 Russian Olympic athletes to study English with EF
Moscow, July 8, 2013 - EF English First Russia presented 700 language training licenses to the Russian Olympic Committee today. 700 athletes, candidates for Winter and Summer Olympic teams, selected by Russian sports federations, will start to study English with EF.
Professional English language training from EF Education First helps Xiamen Airlines take off
July 3rd, Xiamen, China- Xiamen Airlines, China’s first privately owned airline has chosen EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions to provide three years’ of English language training for their staff.
EF Education First beginnt gemeinsam mit dem Lehrkörper der Harvard Graduate School of Education ein Forschungsprojekt zum Thema Sprachen lernen
Warum ist das Erlernen der englischen Sprache für Studenten aus bestimmten Ländern einfacher als für Studenten an anderen Orten? Warum unterscheiden sich die wirkungsvollsten Strategien, russische und chinesische Studenten Englisch zu lehren, weitgehend von den Strategien, die zu diesem Zweck für Muttersprachler genutzt werden? Könnte ein besseres Verständnis dessen, was die Beherrschung der wesentlichen englischen Sprachkenntnisse beeinflusst, Lehrern dabei helfen, effizientere Methoden zu gestalten? EF Education First (EF) wird gemeinsam mit dem Kollegium der Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) versuchen, durch eine Untersuchung der Spracherwerbsmethodik Fragen zu beantworten, die für das Aneignen von englischen Sprachkenntnissen von zentraler Bedeutung sind.
Tech Report SA features EF in report on e-learning
Johannesburg, South Africa - EF Education First has been featured in a recent report on e-learning by TV's Tech Report SA, a tech news roundup that covers everything from new products, innovations and ideas, to what's going viral on the world wide web.
Lindner Hotels boosts service excellence with online English language training from EF
Dusseldorf, Germany, 9th May 2013 - EF Edu¬cation First, the leading provider of corporate language training, announced today that it has been chosen as the language train¬ing supplier for Lindner Hotels & Resorts, the chain of four star hotels in Europe. In choosing EF as their language training provider, Lindner aims to further improve the quality of service in their hotels.
EF named as best online English language learning solution for the fourth consecutive year
EF Englishtown, an EF Education First company, is once again named the world's best consumer website for learning English, according to TopTenReviews, one of the leading sites for independent and impartial product reviews. EF Englishtown operates using the same online platform and learning methodology as EF Efekta, the online School for businesses, education and government.
EF Education First extends Frontline with new English courses aimed at Aviation-sector Cabin-Crew
18 April 2013, London: EF Education First, the world’s leading provider of language training for businesses and governments, today announced the immediate availability of EF Frontline for Cabin Crew, a new addition to the existing EF Frontline courses focused on industry-specific customer-facing staff. Built on the award-winning cloud-based language school EF Efekta, Frontline for Cabin-Crew aims to give on-board staff the specific English vocabulary and skills they need for their jobs in the shortest possible timeframe.
EF Education First announces major new release of its cloud-based English language school
London 10 April, 2013 – EF Education First, the world leader in language training for business, government and the education sector announced today the details and immediate availability of EF Efekta 13, a major new release of its award winning online English school. The release looks set to further extend the pedagogical, technological and market leadership in the English language learning market enjoyed by the world’s largest private education company.
EF Education First and Peking University set up a research program for advancing English teaching studies
Beijing, February 27, 2013 – EF Education First announced today that it has joined forces with the Peking University School of Foreign Languages to explore how to make English teaching more effective for China’s millions of learners. The EF-Peking University School of Foreign Languages Research Program will focus on how Chinese people learn English, as well as conduct highly practical research on the difficulties and challenges encountered by Chinese students.
EF Education First and the Republic of Tatarstan launch free international online school
London, February 5, 2013 – EF Education First announced today the launch of a new online language school called Ana Tele, focused on the Tatar language, one of two official languages spoken in Tatarstan, a republic of the Russian Federation and one of its most economically developed.
MANGELNDE KENNTNISSE IM BUSINESS-ENGLISCH GEFÄHRDEN INTERNATIONALE WETTBEWERBSFÄHIGKEIT
London, 13. November 2012 – EF Education First gab heute die Ergebnisse einer weltweiten Studie über die Englischkenntnisse von Erwerbstätigen bekannt. Sie zeigt, dass die Erwerbsbevölkerung der untersuchten Länder ein geringeres Englischniveau als die jeweilige allgemeine Bevölkerung aufweist – ein Besorgnis erregender Trend für die internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit.
EF Education First Announces Foundation of International Business Collaboration Award
Moscow, Russia, October 5, 2012 - EF Education First announced a new award foundation today. This foundation will present an award annually for outstanding achievements in international business collaboration in Russia and CIS.
Ef Education First breaks ground on new 300,000-square-foot north american headquarters in Cambridge, creates 400 jobs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. September 25, 2012 – EF Education First, the world’s leading provider of language, travel and education services, broke ground on a new, 300,000-square-foot facility to serve as its expanded North American headquarters. The 55,000-square-foot development parcel is prominently located in the North Point area of Cambridge, next to EF’s existing, 250,000-square-foot building, beneath the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge, and adjacent to North Point Park and the Charles River.
EF rated #1 for learning English online for the third consecutive year
London, July 10, 2012 -- EF Englishtown, an EF Education First company, is the world's best consumer website for learning English, according to TopTenReviews, one of the world's leading sites specializing in independent and impartial product reviews. EF Englishtown operates using the same online platform and learning methodology as EF’s Online School for businesses and professionals.
EF Education First and Universiade Kazan 2013 Become Partners
Kazan, Russia, July 6, 2012 - One year prior to the 27th Summer Student Games in Kazan, EF Education First and the Universiade Directorate announced their partnership at the Kazan Kremlin presidential residence. The President of Tatarstan, the Kazan city mayor, and the ministers cabinet participated in the signing ceremony. Edward Baldakov, Head of EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions in Russia & CIS, and Vladimir Leonov, Head of Universiade Directorate, sealed the memorandum of intent. According to the partnership agreement, EF Education First will develop a language learning program and provide Universiade volunteers with English learning vouchers.
Customer Facing Modules
EF Education First, the world’s leading provider of language training for companies and the public sector, has today announced the launch of EF Frontline, a series of customer-facing industry-specific courses. Available on their award-winning online school, the modules aim to give employees the specific English vocabulary and skills they need for their jobs in the shortest possible timeframe.
The Cost of Not Speaking English
EF’s VP Ming Chen is interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on the importance of speaking English for a business’s international competitiveness.
Poor Communication and Language Skills of Employees are Constraining International Growth Prospects of Companies
EF Education First, London, Wednesday 25th April 2012 -- According to a global report out today, almost half of executives (49%) admit that communication misunderstandings and messages lost in translation have stood in the way of major international business deals and resulted in significant losses for their company. Brazilian and Chinese companies have been affected even more so with 74% and 61% respectively reporting financial losses as a result of failed cross-border transactions. This is of concern given many businesses are looking to new markets to unlock opportunities and grow their companies overseas.
INTERNATIONALLY SPONSORED TRAINING ACADEMY OPENS IN IRAQ TO TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE KEY SKILLS TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS
Tuesday 17 April 2012: Sweden's Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling, and representatives from the Kurdish Regional Government Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, along with representatives from EF Education First and Scania, today attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Swedish Transport Academy in Erbil, Northern Iraq.
Mind the gap: Norwegians’ English language skills don’t make the grade
Oslo, 30th March 2012: Norwegians are often considered to be one of the most proficient non-native-speaking nations with regard to English language skills. However, a study by leading language training provider EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions has today suggested that this perception is not entirely accurate and that there is still considerable room for improvement.
Monsanto grows its English language proficiency with EF Education First
EF Education First, the leading corporate language training provider, announced today that it has been chosen as the sole language training supplier for Monsanto, a Fortune 500 multinational agricultural company. Monsanto has operations in over 65 countries, so a single language of communication is imperative for efficient global operations. In choosing EF as a single language training provider Monsanto aims to achieve a uniform standard of English proficiency company-wide while reducing training costs for a higher return on their investment.
Midea enters strategic partnership with EF Education First
EF Education First today announced the launch of an English language training program with Midea, China’s largest white goods manufacturer.