Language Learning

EF Englishtown Wins Prestigious Education Award

Hong Kong (HK), July 2010 - The online English language school EF Englishtown has received a Comenius-EduMedia Award recognizing excellence in educational multimedia services. The awards are given out by Germany's Society of Pedagogy and Information and are recognized throughout Europe for spotlighting outstanding products in the field of high-tech educational media.

"Our mission has consistently been to deliver an effective and efficient learning experience to our students", says Bill Fisher, President of EF Englishtown. "Receiving this prestigious award only confirms to us the importance of remaining focused on that goal and on our strategy to lead the market in terms of research and technology."

EF Englishtown won in the category of Learning Management Systems. The Society for Pedagogy and Information, a scientific society for multimedia and educational technology, has been presenting Comenius-EduMedia Awards in Germany since 1995, with other European countries included in the competition beginning in 1997. The awards generally acknowledge educational institutions and publishing houses.

In April, EF Englishtown received an Interactive Media Award (IMA) for outstanding achievement in the field of education. The IMAs are awarded by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a non-profit U.S.-based organization that focuses on design standards and friendly user interfaces for the Internet.

Originally conceived in collaboration with Apple, EF Englishtown is the world's largest online English school. A division of EF Education First, EF Englishtown is trusted by over 1,200 leading global companies and served as the Official Language Training Supplier to the Beijing 2008 Olympics. It is currently training 60,000 volunteers ahead of the Asian Games 2010 and will similarly help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup.