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2014
08 apr

ANA Partners with EF Education First

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2014
13 mar

EF Education First appointed Official Supplier of Language Training Services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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2014
20 feb

1 dansker får chancen for at gøre en forskel hos FN og EF i New York, denne sommer!

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2014
13 feb

Workforce ‘digital chatter’ puts international businesses at risk

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2014
20 jan

EF Education First launches “Global Intern 2014” - the World’s Premier Internship

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2014
14 jan

Education First (EF) announces new awards for excellence in international collaboration

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2013
12 dec

EF partners with Saudi Arabia’s T4EDU as Ministry of Education designates English skills as key priority for the Kingdom’s future

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The New York Times  - International, 09 dec 2013

Bring in People Who Are Better Than You

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2013
27 okt

EF's co-Chairman and CEO North America both carry the Olympic Torch in Russia

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2013
23 sep

Hult Prize Finals To Be Hosted at the Clinton Global Initiative

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2013
04 sep

EF China celebrates 20th anniversary with an international summit at Peking University

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2013
29 aug

100 Global Youth Leaders Visit the United Nations to Listen to and Engage on Critical International Issues

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2013
02 jul

Professional English language training from EF Education First helps Xiamen Airlines take off

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2013
26 jun

Yves Béhar To Design the Hult Prize

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2013
18 jun

EF EDUCATION FIRST LAUNCHES RESEARCH PROJECT ON LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY

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2013
22 maj

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First to host Summer School in New York

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2013
27 feb

EF Education First and Peking University Set up a Research Program for Advancing English Teaching Studies

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2013
21 feb

Japan Ranks 22nd of 54 Countries in EF Global English Proficiency Index

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Inc.  - International, 20 dec 2012

World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks

EF featured in Inc.com as one of the "World's Coolest Offices".

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2012
12 dec

The Best and Worst Cities in English

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2012
16 nov

It’s official: women are better at English than men. World’s largest English proficiency index reveals Scandinavians on top and Libya the worst of 54 countries

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Wired  - , 30 okt 2012

EF Classroom App Ushering in Paperless Education of the Future

There was a time when the most interactive thing about a classroom was the chalkboard. The grating chalkboard eventually gave way to the whiteboard, which has recently given way to...

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New York Times  - International, 28 okt 2012

Low English Levels Can Hurt Countries' Progress

Countries with poor English-language skills also have lower levels of trade, innovation and income, according to a report released last week.

The report ranks 54 countries where English is not a native language, with the top five being Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Norway. The bottom five were Colombia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Libya.

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Forbes  - New York, 26 okt 2012

English - The Language of Global Business

With China’s growing economic might, is Mandarin becoming the preferred language of business? Not anytime soon, says a newly released study.

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The Economist  - New York, 24 okt 2012

English where she is spoke

Last year we looked at the first-ever global survey of English-language skills by EF Education First, a teaching company. This year, EF has produced its second study of the same subject. It's worth revisiting for the changes between last year and this one.

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Management Thinking Blog  - , 11 okt 2012

Mind your language (skills)

Seven billion people speak seven thousand languages. The world is a noisy place and so we struggle to overcome a persistent obstacle: understanding each other.Read more
2012
03 okt

EF EDUCATION FIRST BREAKS GROUND ON NEW 300,000-SQUARE-FOOT NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS IN CAMBRIDGE, CREATES 400 JOBS

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The Boston Globe  - Boston, 25 sep 2012

New NorthPoint project making a big splash

EF Education First’s new $125 million, 300,000-square-foot headquarters will be situated at the foot of the Zakim Bridge. Construction is to begin Tuesday and be completed by spring of 2014.

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2012
09 aug

EF Education First and Moscow State University Announce Research Collaboration

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2012
12 jul

Global Superstar WILL.I.AM Meets Summer Dance Winners and Performs in Front of 4,000 EF Students

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2012
04 jul

EF Englishtown ranks #1 for learning English for the third consecutive year

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 - Japan, 02 jul 2012

Rakuten's English Policy: Just Speak It

When Rakuten Inc. introduced an English-only policy for company communications in May 2010 as part of founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani’s push to globalize the Japanese Web commerce firm, critics questioned the wisdom in forcing staff to communicate with each other in their non-native tongue.

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 - International, 21 maj 2012

A Way Up For Women in Business

Tanja Levine, executive director at Hult International Business School, provides on women in MBAs and what Hult is doing to support women in pursuing a graduate degree.See full article
2012
18 maj

EF Englishtown Releases Language Education’s First Social Game, English Tower

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 - International, 09 maj 2012

Hodges: The UK's Looming Brain Drain

 

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 - China, 04 maj 2012

WSJ "The Cost of Not Doing Business in English"

 

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 - International, 04 maj 2012

Bailey: Language Barriers and Miscommunications are Stifling Growth

 

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2012
27 apr

Poor Communication and Language Skills of Employees are Constraining International Growth Prospects of Companies

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2012
20 apr

Internationally Sponsored Training Academy Opens in Iraq to Teach Young People Key Skills to Succeed in Business

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2012
02 apr

EF’s Classroom app shortlisted for British Council Digital Innovation prize

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2012
22 mar

EF Englishtown Selected as a Finalist in Two CODiE Award Categories

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2012
05 mar

EF Englishtown Announces New President: Andrew Wait

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2012
08 feb

London

CNN and Hult International Business School Partner to Broadcast Hult’s Global Case Challenge Public Service Announcement

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2012
01 feb

Zurich

In a difficult job market, EF opens new schools to respond to demand for multilingual professionals

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2011
28 nov

Shanghai, China

EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions named “Best Corporate Training Product” by Xinhua Daily

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2011
26 okt

Moscow, Russia

Russian Ministry of Education and The Republic of Tatarstan choose EF

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2011
19 okt

London

EF Releases Its Latest Mobile App: EF MyWords, the Ultimate 5 Minute Word Workout

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2011
06 okt

From Forbes China Magazine, China

The Day Steve Jobs Called

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2011
26 sep

Sao Paulo, Brazil

EF Chief Technology Officer Dr. Enio Ohmaye speaks at TEDxESPM

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2011
12 sep

Zurich, Switzerland

EF releases three new “Live the language” films depicting student life in L.A., Vancouver and Sydney

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2011
07 sep

Hong Kong

EF Englishtown named number one at TopTenREVIEWS

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2011
15 jul

London

Singer Ke$ha Meets Winners of EF Dance Contest and Performs With 3,000 Students Dancing Along

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2011
07 jul

Hong Kong

Upgrades to EF Englishtown—new features, to the school

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2011
04 jul

Zurich

Three Students Clinch Dream “Global Internships”, chosen from over 19,000 Candidates

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2011
23 jun

Hong Kong

EF’s Breakthrough App for Kids Hits #1 in More Than 50 Countries

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2011
21 jun

San Fransisco

EF.com named “Best Education Website” by Sitecore

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2011
16 maj

Cambridge, UK

Cambridge University funds unique EF Education First research project

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2011
28 apr

Sochi, Russia

EF is named Official Supplier of Language Programs for the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014

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 - London, 04 apr 2011

The EF EPI Index is featured on the Monocle Weekly radio broadcast

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2011
30 mar

København

Danmark ligger i toppen...

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 - Viby, 30 mar 2011

Jyllands-Posten - Yes, we can speak English

Voksne danskeres engelskkundskaber er i særklasse, viser ny international undersøgelse.

For første gang nogensinde påviser en international undersøgelse over voksnes færdigheder i engelsk, at de nordiske lande er i særklasse, når det drejer sig om engelskkundskaber.

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 - USA, 30 mar 2011

The Financial Times - China: better English students than India?

When the British Council published a study saying China had more English speakers than India readers with experience of both countries wondered aloud where China was hiding all those Anglophones. Even in Shanghai, with its British colonial past, taxi drivers are about as likely to speak English as they are to obey traffic signs; neither has really caught on.

Now comes another study about how China is drawing neck and neck with India – and eroding the comparative advantage of the sub-continent.

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2011
01 mar

Colombo

Over 10,000 Sri Lankan university students to receive EF English language training sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Colombo

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2011
09 feb

London

EF Englishtown Receives Prestigious eLearning Award

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2011
09 feb

Shanghai

EF’s CIO named China’s Top Innovator

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2011
31 jan

London

Hult races up Financial Times Global MBA Rankings

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 - New York, 23 jan 2011

The New York Times - Business Schools With a Social Appeal

Business schools can be cutthroat places. After struggling to gain admission to the top schools, students compete for grades and the best work placements. Meanwhile, the schools themselves jostle for position in the various global rankings, competing in order to attract the most able students. But in the never-ending battle for dominance, one London business school has decided to appeal not to potential students’ wallets, but to their consciences.

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2010
11 nov

Hong Kong, China

Learn English Anytime, Anywhere with EF’s free Mobile English App

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2010
07 jun

Zurich, Switzerland

EF Opens Four New International Language Centers Abroad, to Meet Young People’s Demand for Hip and Exotic Study Destinations. In its new brochure for 2011, EF International Language Centers announces four new centers, including Bristol and Singapore.

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2010
07 jun

London, United Kingdom

EF to Choose Two Torch Bearers for the 16th Asian Games Among EF Students in China; Ongoing Selection Process Based on English Skills and International Outlook with Winners to be Announced in July

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2010
27 apr

London, United Kingdom

EF Education First Launches Educational Research Partnership at the University of Cambridge to Study English Language Learning

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2010
24 apr

Lucerne, Switzerland

EF Education First Unveils New English Training System – Learn English up to 50% Faster.

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2009
17 nov

Brazil

EF Education First will be the Official Provider of Language Courses for the “Olá, Turista!” (Hello, Tourist) Project

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2009
03 nov

London, United Kingdom

EF Education First and University of Cambridge ESOL Collaborate on a Groundbreaking English Language Assessment to Rate Language Skills on a Recognized Global Scale.

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2009
25 maj

London, United Kingdom

EF Education First Seizes the Opportunity to Invest in Economic Downturn and Extends Qualifications of all EF Teachers Worldwide

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2009
28 jan

Shanghai, China

EF is Recognized as a "Top 10 brand of Foreign Language Training" in China.

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2009
26 jan

London, United Kingdom

Hult International Business School Joins Prestigious Financial Times Top 100 World’s Best Global Business Schools

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2008
02 dec

London, United Kingdom

EF and Cambridge ESOL unveil a ground-breaking global collaboration to fundamentally improve the way students learn English.

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2008
27 maj

Stockholm, Sweden

EF Makes the Biggest Climb in Best Places to Work List

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2008
21 maj

Lucerne, Switzerland

EF Pledges USD 800,000 in Disaster Relief for China and Myanmar

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2008
08 maj

Hong Kong, China

EF Founder Bertil Hult Runs With the Olympic Torch

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2007
05 sep

Hong Kong, China

EF Named Official Language Training Services Supplier of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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