When students use EnglishCentral, they really like our “SPEAK” mode. Many teachers also assign “speak points” as a goal for their students to achieve each week or month. By default, when students use EnglishCentral, they speak the lines with “focus vocabulary” that are in the video. This can be 3 to 5 lines. This allows students […]
It’s becoming more and more evident that the future of English language learning and of education in general rests in the blended learning model. Students learning in a regular classroom part of the week and learning with technology part of the school week. We at EnglishCentral support in class instruction and allow teachers to perfectly […]
When I was first teaching in the late 80s and early 90s, I dreamed of getting and using excellent authentic content in my classes. Textbooks at the time (and now also) were out of date by the time they hit the classroom. VHS tapes of videos dated even quicker. The only real content that was constantly […]
BOSTON, MA , January 14, 2014 – EnglishCentral announces today the availability of EnglishCentral mobile. Now users can learn from the complete EnglishCentral library of authentic videos when they want and where they want from their mobile devices. The App download is available from Apple’s iTunes store and the Google Play store.
Every year, hundreds of people attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to get a quick glimpse of the future. One of this year’s much-anticipated gadgets is the Apple Watch, which not only serves as a fashion accessory but also as an indispensable piece of information equipment. The cordless Dash earphones also makes another milestone in […]
It’s never easy to predict the future but we thought we’d take a shot at it. Also share some other recent articles predicting what will happen in the realm of educational technology in 2015. So here it goes…. 1. mLearning will finally be fully embraced by schools/teachers. TechCrunch thinks the same. Think “snackable” learning. Just […]
Two Important New Word Lists In 2013, EnglishCentral’s Senior Science and Pedagogy Advsior, Dr. Charles Browne, and his colleagues created one of the most important list of vocabulary words for second language learners that has been published in the past 6 decades. The new list is derived from the 2 billion word Cambridge English Corpus […]