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EF Education
Education
First (abbreviated as EF) is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange. The company was founded in 1965 by Bertil Hult
Bertil Hult
in the Swedish university town of Lund. The company is privately held by the Hult family. As of 2014 EF had approximately 37,000 employees in 55 countries.[1] History[edit] Bertil Hult
Bertil Hult
dropped out of college to launch EF in 1965. He had earlier dropped out of junior high and gone to work for a ship broker in London, where he learned English by immersion; he had been unable to learn it in school due to dyslexia. The company started selling French language course to Swedish students seeking to study in France, but he thought English was a bigger market so started offering services throughout Europe. In 1972 a friend convinced him to open a school in Japan, just when English-language keyboards were introduced there, and the company experienced explosive growth. The company expanded to the US in 1983, first establishing headquarters in California, then in Boston in 1988.[2] Hult never took outside investment, growing the business with revenue.[2] By 2014 EF had approximately 37,000 employees in 55 countries.[1] By that time Hult had stopped running the company and had passed leadership to three of his sons, Philip, Alex and Eddie[2][3] EF Learning Labs publishes the annual EF English Proficiency Index, a ranking of English language skills by country.[4][5] The EF EPI claims to show a link between a country’s adult English proficiency and its competitiveness.[6] EF has developed a standardized English test called the EF Standard English Test.[7] The company also offers e-learning program for adults called "EF English Live", which was formerly known as "EF Englishtown".[8][9] Through a division called EF Tours, the company offers educational tours, service learning tours,[10] and conferences.[11] In 2018, they became the title sponsor of the Slipstream Sports cycling team, which then became known as EF Education
Education
First–Drapac p/b Cannondale.[12]

Locations

EF Academy New York Campus 

EF Academy Oxford Campus 

EF Academy Torbay Campus 

References[edit]

^ a b Johnston, Katie (April 9, 2014). "Mass. team will help Brazil learn English for 2016 Olympics". The Boston Globe.  ^ a b c Johnston, Katie (February 3, 2014). " Education
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First aims to bridge barriers with exchange". The Boston Globe.  ^ "Bring in People Who Are Better Than You". The New York Times. December 9, 2013.  ^ "English where she is spoke". The Economist. October 24, 2012.  ^ "English Proficiency Falters Among the French". The New York Times. November 10, 2013.  ^ "Countries with Better English Have Better Economies". Harvard Business Review. November 15, 2013.  ^ "Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners". NPR. October 1, 2014.  ^ "Englishtown, Inc.: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek", Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved on 2010-10-21 ^ "EF Opens Four New International Language Centers Abroad, to Meet Young People's Demand for Hip and Exotic Study Destinations", 2010-10. Digital Journal. Retrieved on 2010-10-22 ^ "Sandwich Students Offer Helping Hands In Dominican Republic". The Sandwich Enterprise. July 12, 2015.  ^ Murphy, Colum (18 March 2014). "Cooperation on Flight Search Could Help Boost U.S., China Ties". WSJ.  ^ Westemeyer, Susan (September 9, 2017). "EF Education
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First revealed as Cannondale-Drapac's new title sponsor for 2018". CyclingNews. Retrieved 2017-09-09. CS1 maint: Date and year (link)

External links[edit]

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