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EF Efekta™ Learning System – How I learned with EF

My name is Nadja and
I’m from Switzerland. Last spring, I decided
to take a break from my studies to learn languages and this was the first time
I got in contact with the EF Efekta learning system. There are many parts that
make up the Efekta learning system. There are conversation classes,
general classes, iLab computer classes, iPad classes, Special interest classes, And also the fact that you
actually live in a country that speaks the language
you are learning. This makes you really
“live the language” all day long. So the first class I had,
was a General class. What I was amazed about
were the inspiring teachers. All the classes were quite small,
with just like 10 to 15 students, so the teachers had
a lot of time for all of us, Then we had conversation class
and that’s where we had so many interesting discussions. I never talked
so much in my life, at least not in English. Then I had an iPad class.
I never had this before. On our iPads we were using
a special EF Classroom App, which is so much better
than working with just a book. The teacher sent out
exercises to us to the iPads. We worked them out
in pairs of two, or sometimes by ourselves, and discussed
the different options. It’s really high-tech
and fun way to learn. I also had a computer class,
it’s called iLab. You log in to a special
website called MyEF and there you have
your assignments. For example,
you practice pronunciation. You speak into the headset
and the software tells you if it’s a good pronunciation. Really, really helpful. There’s also listening exercises
and grammar exercises there. One of the best
features of the MyEF is that you can see all your
statistics and how you progress. The teacher always
gives you feedback too, but it’s easy to understand
the way it’s shown inside MyEF. So you know what to focus on. And on top of this we had
Special interest classes. I’m interested in marketing
so I took the Marketing Spin and also Journalism. But there were 100’s of
them to choose from. I think it’s easier to learn
if you are really interested in a topic. So, after class you go out
with your friends to a bar or to a
restaurant or to the cinema and of course you have to speak
the language with your friends, who are from all over the world. Or you go to a restaurant,
where you can order food And, interact with the local people. And specially in your host family, you really have to
speak their language because you are part of their life. I think thats a great way
to improve your English. And now I’m back in Zurich and I will work as a
Flight Attendant for a year, before I continue my studies in University. And, I think
I really got the job because of the improvement
of my language skills with EF.

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31 thoughts on “EF Efekta™ Learning System – How I learned with EF

  1. All the English-teaching schools have iPads, and students get to use them as a part of the "normal" EF General and EF Intensive courses (not on the EF Basic courses because there you don't have so many lessons). EF's French and Spanish schools will also use iPads soon but not all schools have them yet. Thanks Matt @EF YouTube Team

  2. Do you know when approximately the EF Paris and EF Nice schools will begin to use the iPads? It's a really cool and modern way to learn!

  3. Bonjour, I checked and both schools will have them by January. Students will have 2 lessons (2 x 40 minutes) per week with iPads. Best Matt @EF YouTube Team

  4. Oh, actually I really want to go EF London. But this year, i just join in EF Singapore… I hope I can go there some other day… I love EF School.

  5. And when EF Moscow will recieve the iPad's?:(

    Actually, a lot of students have their own Ipad's but they can't use it in this way… but I heard about EF app… but it's only for Ipad, it's a pity also…

  6. Hello! I´ll be soon in EF NY, i just would like to know more about how is the experience, so as you have visited EF NY, please tell me how it was!! talk soon, Byeª

  7. Yeah for sure, add me on facebook so I can help you with whatever you need. Melisa Londoño, my profile pic is with a horse.

  8. Oh Thanks A LOT!! You are too nice, but there is so many Melisa londoño on FB…. you can add me on FB Im Meldring miguel Marin, there is just one Meldring in the whole universe.. 🙂

  9. EF Munich already uses iPads. Actually all EF schools use them now (also the French, Spanish, german, Italian, Chinese and Japanese schools).

  10. Actually, I really want to go EF , i speak english not very well and i'm in senegal , i like EF and i like rejoigne for you . Pleas help me ..
    Thank you..

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