EF Education first selected as official language training service provider for France 2023 Rugby World Cup


Under the agreement, more than 2,600 young people from all over France will learn English with EF via EF English Live, the leading online English school. In addition, EF will help Campus 2023 assess the English skills of its cohort of participants using its EF Standard English Test, the world’s first and only free, high-quality English test. EF started his engagement in May and will continue until December 2023.

Claude ATCHER (CEO Rugby World Cup France 2023):

“Beyond the 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup 2023, we want to leave behind a tangible legacy that will deeply impact our sport and our society. With the Campus 2023 program, thousands of young women and men will receive invaluable training, diploma and first-hand experience working in sports organizations across the country. We will combine the motivation and talent of apprentices with tools and support that will make them future leaders in the sports sector. With this ambition, I am delighted to welcome aboard EF as Official Supplier for the Rugby World Cup France 2023. On behalf of Campus 2023, thousands of apprentices: thank you!

Soline LAFORCADE (Managing Director of France to EF):

At EF, we believe the world is a better place when people strive to understand each other, and there is no better way to achieve this than by playing sports. It brings people from diverse backgrounds together in a peaceful, fun and friendly way to achieve extraordinary feats. This is why we are involved in professional cycling and the Olympic Games, and this is why we are honored to serve in this capacity for the Rugby World Cup France 2023. “

Rugby World Cup France 2023 will take place from September 8 to 28 October 2023. This will be the 10th edition in history, which will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the invention of rugby. The 48 matches of the competition will take place in nine stadiums, in 10 cities and seven host regions.

Founded in 1965, EF Education First offers culturally immersive education through language programs, travel, cultural and academic exchanges in over 100 countries. EF owns and sponsors the EF – Nippo Pro Cycling Team and has been the official language training service provider for eight Olympic and Paralympic Games since 1988. EF’s mission is to open up the world through education.

SOURCE EF Education First

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