EF International Language Centers
95% Rating
(148 Reviews)

EF International Language Centers

The world is waiting. Learn a language abroad.

See the world, experience a new culture, and make friends from around the world as you prepare for your global future. EF's fun and interactive classes help you learn faster while living the language first hand. Earn college credit, participate in an internship, and explore your dream destination abroad. Start any Monday and study from two weeks and up, or join us for a semester or Gap Year abroad.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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valeria
Female
19 years old
Paris
Other

La vie est belle

10/10

As long as I’ve been here I can totally say that I’ve been having the best time of my life, people in school are great, the staff is amazing there always there for you, very supportive all the time.
I also feel that I’ve learned so much French since I got here, I like the classes very much, I think they found a really creative way of teaching and by that I mean that you’re never bored in class and all that stuff.
Honestly I would say that I made the best choice by coming to this school. No doubt.

How can this program be improved?

id like that the app didnt logout by itself

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Ana
Female
18 years old
Paris
Other

An Experience

9/10

I think that EF is a really great way to be a part of an international community while immersing yourself in French culture. The staff at EF really care about your experience being enjoyable and they make you feel at home. You can really see your progress in class and when talking with your host family. With EF you will have a home base in the center of the city to conquer the language and learn all about Paris.

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Annika
Female
15 years old
Paris
Other

Ma expérience

9/10

My stay at EF has so far been very great. I am staying in Paris in the semester 17/18. The school is located right in the center of Paris which is super nice. All the other students are very friendly and so far I've made many friends and feel very much at home in Paris. The thing that stands out for my is how fast you make friends, before i came i was very scared about not making friends, but all of my worries has definetly not been redemed. My french is also improving a lot and i can tell that I'm learning new things everyday.

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Julius
Male
18 years old
The Netherlands
Other

Experience of a lifetime

10/10

EF and just Tokyo in general keep suprising me, I feel like I'm learning an extreme amount while I'm still able to keep up. the only complaint I have is ha the classes could use a break in between them cause 80 min x 2 is hard for your concentration level. Japan itself is wonderful and the people too, I would love to go again! All the friends I made are awesome and we allread have plans to meet up outside of Japan, If you want to learn japanese while having a great time. Absolutely go here!

How can this program be improved?

Breaks between classes

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Magnus
Male
19 years old
Tokyo
Other

After 6 weeks

10/10

I’m writing this review after going to ef-tokyo for 6 weeks. So far I’ve had a great time. Tokyo is such a huge city, so I’ve always had something to do. Everyday i’ve been here, I’ve gone to a different part of the city, or engaged in some kind of activity. The EF staff organize a lot of interesting and fun activities that I frequently joined, especially in the beginning. As I got more familiar with the city I started exploring more and more in my own and with friends. I’m staying with a host family, and the family lives rather far away, as it can take over an hour to get to school by train. However, the family is very friendly and talking Japanese with them is a good way to practice what we have learned in class. The classes are quiet good, with the general class covering most grammar and other classes that you can choose yourself covers more specific stuff. I currently have general classes, kanji, reading and shodo (calligraphy) classes. These classes suits me very well because one of my primary goals is to be able to read. I’m staying for 8 months total and I’m ver much looking forward to the rest of my stay here because I know that I won’t be bored and that I’ll learn a lot!

How can this program be improved?

Most of the classes are well paced, but there are seemingly no good option for a more fast paced class. If you’re the type that learns quickly or spends a lot of time studying, you will rather easily find yourself ahead of the class. Meaning you’ll have to move classes quite often if your want to learn at your own pace. Also, depending on your classes, you might have quite short lunch brakes. The longest brake i have is 30 min which is barely enough time to go to the nearest food store (for this school it’s a regular conveniece store) and maybe eat I’ll have time to eat it if the line is not too long. Which is kind of a shame considering the schools very central location and all the good food options close by.

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