At ABA English we’re specialized in teaching English with our unique Natural Method that we developed to transfer the principles of intuitive and natural mother-tongue learning to the digital space. Based on films especially designed to learn English, interactive exercises and guidance from a private tutor, the learning experience on the ABA course is effective, flexible and natural.
Founded in 2013 in Barcelona, we are an unusual EdTech startup since we combine our high-tech capabilities with an expertise teaching English long-distance going back four decades. Today millions of people from over 170 countries around the world are learning English online with ABA, both on our web Campus and via our app on mobile iOS and Android devices.
Our offices are located in the city of Barcelona. We currently have over 80 employees from more than 20 countries in fields related to English language and edtech such as: linguistics, computational linguistics, teaching, e-learning, m-learning, film direction and creation, software development, system engineering, data analysis, social media, e-commerce, marketing and management.
We also have a global team of English teachers around the world who perform a key task in the success of our course. All of them are certified teachers who follow-up the learning experience of our students, solve their questions, help them improve their weak points and motivate them along the way. Thus, we help students to get the best out of the course.
Innovation with a human touch
ABA English’s award-winning app and online course provide our learners with innovative technology and a human touch: every one of our students is assigned their own teacher, a dedicated professional who is there to help, support and encourage them throughout their course.
The ABA Efficacy Study, conducted independently by university professors in 2015, empirically confirmed ABA’s efficacy: studying 24 units of the ABA English course over a period of three months, the majority of students improved their English language skills by at least one level, equivalent to a full US College Semester. Overall learner satisfaction was extremely high, with 100% of learners stating they would recommend ABA to friends.
Our learning method is distinguished internationally by prestigious institutions. In 2016 ABA became the first digital school to offer Cambridge English exams and certificates. At the end of 2015 the ABA app won the Best Educational App Award by Reimagine Education, granted by The Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
An ambitious and responsible dream
At ABA we dream of creating a world in which everyone has the opportunity to improve their lives by communicating in English. Where young people and adults alike, regardless of their cultural background or socioeconomic status, are able to learn English. For this reason we provide parts of our course for free, and this is also why our paid course ensures affordable prices.
But we want to do more and so we support the work of NGOs that work with disadvantaged communities, some nearby, others faraway. We currently collaborate with Mumbai Smiles that works with children and adults in India, with Fundación Salvador Gavina and Banc dels Aliments dedicated to helping disadvantaged people locally.