5 Ways Our Classes Will Help You in the Real World

One of the best parts about learning English is that the language has an immediate practical application—you can use it straight away. Of course, to build confidence, most people want to practice speaking and listening with others before heading out into the ‘real-world’.

It’s no surprise then that online group conversation classes are one of the most popular aspects of EF English Live’s online school. However, regularly attending group classes online could have more real-world benefits than you might imagine.

Here’s a list of our top five ways group classes prepare you for real-world success with your English:

1. You will learn to understand a range of English accents

One of the biggest advantages of our group classes is that you’ll learn English as it’s really spoken around the world. In our group conversation classes, you’ll train your ears to better understand the accents you’re likely to hear on your travels and in business—from American English to English spoken with a French, German or Indian accent…or any other accent from all corners of the globe!

2. You will gain a greater understanding of different cultures

EF English Live is the world's first and largest online English school. We strive to provide effective language learning for everyone, and this mission is highly relevant in our group classes. During these 45-minute sessions, you’ll meet and speak with other students from all over the world. Despite any differences in native language, background or culture, you’ll bond over one common goal: learning English.

3. You can network with like-minded, global professionals

Many of our students are working to improve their English for their careers. If this applies to you, you’re likely to meet and speak to like-minded professionals online. Not only will you learn English together you may also find that you have business knowledge or aspirations in common, which can have real-world professional benefits.

4. You get the experience of studying abroad without leaving home

There are countless personal benefits to the experience of studying in a new country. Luckily EF English Live brings the other countries to you! You’ll meet a truly diverse range of students and teachers in our virtual classroom. You may even form lasting friendships with students from the other side of the world.

5. You will gain the confidence to have real conversations with people from a range of backgrounds

Of course, this is the ultimate goal. Practice makes perfect, and you’ll have endless opportunities to practice and build your confidence, so you’re ready to speak English and be understood by anyone, anywhere in the world.

Did you know that, in addition to our wonderful group classes, we also offer 1:1 private classes with an Efekta Teacher™? They are a great way to speed up your progress, find your confidence, and work on things that you find particularly difficult.

In our brand-new Efekta Hyperclass™, your expert qualified teacher will work with AI technology to give you hyper-personalized feedback for faster progress. You will even be able to choose the specific topics you want to learn about in your private classes. With Efekta Teachers™ in every time zone, you can book classes whenever and wherever you want to learn – on any device.

You also get access to +2,000 hours of vocabulary quizzes, reading exercises, and grammar games.