Learn a language abroad

Learn a language abroad
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Learn a new language and treat yourself to unforgettable experiences. By taking advantage of our intensive language courses abroad, you gain a truly useful skill while immersing yourself in a exciting new culture. Our language schools give you the opportunity to connect with a diverse set of individuals, so take the leap and sign up for a language study abroad today.

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EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

16+ years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: SpainFranceKoreaItalyJapanGermanyCosta Rica
EF Language Year Abroad

EF Language Year Abroad

16+ years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: SpainFranceKoreaItalyJapanGermanyCosta Rica

Why learn a language abroad with EF?

Learn a language faster at one of our accredited International Language Campuses. Our flexible-length language courses start every Monday and can be tailored to your goals and interests. Make guaranteed progress and explore with friends from over 100 countries.

Personalized language courses

Build your perfect language course abroad by studying when, where and how you like. Our flexible-length courses start every Monday and are available in 8 languages and various intensities – and can be personalized to accommodate your specific needs and goals. Whether you want to focus your language learning on career development, exam preparation or culture & arts, there is a Special Interest Lesson (SPIN) for you.

International network

Study a language abroad alongside classmates from over 100 countries and make friends for life. You’ll come together from big cities and small villages and represent many nations and cultures. But one thing you will share is your new common language and discovering a new country.

Guaranteed progress

We guarantee that you'll advance one language course level every six weeks when you attend all your language classes and complete every assignment. Our innovative EF Method will ensure that you make maximum progress – otherwise you'll study for free until you do. EF will also help you prepare for and take official language proficiency exams like Cambridge English, IELTS and TOEFL.

Inspiring environment

EF maintains its own language schools in the world’s greatest cities. We’ve worked closely with top designers and leading educators to create the optimal language learning environment for our students at our best-located campuses. Each of our language campuses boast modern interiors, social space and welcoming staff to ensure that you feel at home during your language learning experience abroad.

Comprehensive experience

EF offers you a complete language study experience, including free-time activities and excursions with full support around the clock. We help you with every detail – from arranging your accommodation to flights, visa assistance to airport transfers, meals to comprehensive travel and medical insurance coverage. That way you can focus on learning and enjoying your language course abroad.

Globally accredited

Our language schools meet the highest standards of excellence set by organizations respected around the globe – including the British Council, Independent Schools Inspectorate, ACCET and Eaquals. With over 50 years of experience, EF is also one of the only language schools to offer university certified courses.

Frequently asked questions

Why attend a language school abroad?

Learning a foreign language abroad is more than just discovering a new way to say something; it's discovering a new way to see the world. Every language is unique and there's no better place to start understanding another culture than by tackling its language.

When you attend a language school abroad, you are investing time and energy in one of the best ways to connect with the world around you, wherever you live. Learning a language abroad is a long process, but right from the start you'll be rewarded with new possibilities, cultural revelations, and a clearer sense of the wider world. Open up your mind and attend a foreign language school this year!

Why EF?


We have over 50 years of experience
and our reputation is world renowned.


Study with students from over
100 countries.


Explore the world through our programs in over 50 global destinations.


Learn faster and more comprehensively
with the EF Method.

EF all the way

Our own schools and offices worldwide ensure exceptional customer service.

Globally accredited

Our teaching expertise and approach to learning is recognised globally.