Online Distance Education

With over 14 million students around the world, EF’s Online School is the world’s largest online English school. Providing live voice-based classes with native-speaking teachers, EF’s Online School offers a proven, cost-effective way to learn English 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


The Teaching Environment

“We must deliver a great product every time, every day. No excuses. Our products should be the best value in the market and be better than advertised. This is especially important in today’s world where everyone has access to a socially networked megaphone.”

In South Africa we provide ongoing teacher training and support in the form of programs, workshops and resources. We have teams within the center that help teachers with various aspects of their jobs from assisting with scheduling, to initial training, to assistance with managing an online classroom, and monitoring quality.

Initial teacher training: EF Johannesburg provides teachers with a comprehensive teacher training program to that they have a positive teaching experience. Our teacher training program includes product training and teaching skills workshops to prepare for teaching English in an online environment.

Post-initial training support: In addition to the introductory teacher training, all EF Johannesburg teachers will receive constant support from a team that wants to assist in the teachers’ development as a professional English language teacher.

On-going teacher development program: During your first months at EF, we work closely with you to ensure you are equipped with the teaching resources and knowledge to feel confident in the online classroom. EF’s teacher training team offers professional development training sessions to constantly improve our teacher’s knowledge of the latest teaching methodology and techniques.


“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

Henry Ford