Jan 23, 2017
On 3/10/11, jack j. wrote:
> If you're reading this review, it means that you're
> considering spending some time abroad to learn a
> language. I personally spent nine months in two
> EF schools. I will get straight to the point: don't choose
> EF. It's a rip-off.
> I'm not used to criticize, but EF kind of deserves it.
> the following if you want to be convinced.
> Sure, they present well, their Internet site looks
> professional. Don't be deceived. They are bad; for two
> reasons: it's one of the most expensive language
> and, most important, you hardly learn.
> Why? Well, I give you some examples of their way of
> teaching. Vocabulary: you would spend one whole hour
> drawing something reminding you a word of the vocab
> The next hour, you would do the same for another
> Then, they would give you the definition of one word
> you've never seen before), and you have to guess it.
> hours, three words. Thanks, EF. Ok, that's some of the
> worst examples. But overall, the lessons aren't way
> brilliant. You don't feel like you learn.
> You'd tell me, it's only one teacher in one EF. Well, I
> went to EF Boston and EF Brisbane; I met some people
> transferring from EF Santa Barbara, Seattle, Sydney,
Perth. . .
> Result: EF is bad, EF is bad, EF is bad. Really, I'm not
> Another thing is the cost of the activities offered by EF:
> three days to NYC, 400$. You go by yourself, 150$; all
> included. Surfing? EF, 200$, yourself, 80$. I'm not
> further, you see the point. They love your money. Why
> didn't I quit then? Yep, that's what I wanted. And they
> would let you go; but not with your money. I paid like
> 6500$ for three months. They "made an exception" for
> instead of refunding me nothing, as it's written in their
> contract, they were pleased to get me 2700$ back. I
> give them only 3800$. Lovely.
> Last point: I know some fellows who just didn't improve
> all. They came and left with the same level. We've got
> teach English ourselves. EF's contribution's
> The only positive thing is that I got to know friends from
> all over the world. But for that, there are other
> schools, which are cheaper, and they would actually
> be gifted to do worse than EF.
> I could've added more but it's already too long. I got to
> understand why EF attracts so much criticism. Now
> warned. Choose carefully!