||Established as David English House
||Established e-future Ltd. with focus on content development
||Becomes government certified research center
||Exports first ELT programs
||Partners with Anahiem University's TESOL program
||Becomes a publicly traded company on Korea's KOSDAQ Exchange
||Publishes first integrated skills course book, Smart English
Launches online support website, www.eSmartClass.net
||Vera the Alien Hunter wins two LLL Awards, a third is a finalist for the award
||Publishes second integrated skills course book, Hand in Hand
e-future Ltd. is an innovative and adaptive ELT publisher. We research, develop and design our products
with the EFL learner in mind. Our materials have been proven by EFL teachers and students alike and
incorporate both modern teaching methodologies with cutting edge technology to better support English
language learners academically, emotionally and creatively.
e-future started out as David English House, a language school based in Seoul, Korea. This school
delivered a variety of ELT programs as well as a certificate program for teaching English to young learners
in cooperation with Heinemann.
In 2000, the company was rebranded as e-future Ltd., and it focused on developing internet-based ELT
programs. Phonics Land, one of the first products to be developed, was awarded a bronze prize at the
Digital Contents Fair organized by the Ministry of Information and Communication. It was later exported to
Taiwan and the United States.
By 2001, e-future became an approved research and development center by the Korean government and
worked to create a range of ELT products focusing on young learners. Its first major series, EFL Phonics
proved very successful for the company. It continued to develop a wide range of skill-based books for
In 2008, e-future became a shareholder in Anaheim University
, a fully-accredited California-based
university specializing in online education with programs in TESOL and business administration.
2010 saw e-future starting to export its range of titles across Asia. Later that year, e-future became a
publicly traded company on Korea’s KOSDAQ Exchange. One year later, e-future partnered with Korea
Telecom to produce materials for smart devices and launched SMARTree English
, a comprehensive
tablet-based language learning program. By 2012, e-future had published its first integrated coursebook,
Currently, e-future is exporting its programs throughout the world and has major licensing partners
throughout Europe and Latin America.