In 1965, Bertil Hult, EF's founder, was determined to develop a method of teaching English through discovery and activity – action learning. He took a small group of Swedish junior-high students to the South Coast of England to live the language – encouraging them to use their classroom language skills in real-life situations, and acquire authentic accents through contact with native-speakers their own age.
EF Language Travel was born and EF's innovative concept of action learning spread quickly. EF now offers language programs in 54 countries on nearly every continent and is now the world’s leading educational travel provider; offering students the opportunity to experience a new culture abroad, improving their language skills and participating in a full activity program.
“EF offers language programs in 54 countries on nearly every continent and is now the world’s leading educational travel provider”
Full cultural and linguistic immersion is at the core of what we do. By living in a homestay accommodation, interacting with local people and studying a personalised course, EF students don’t just learn a language, they live it.