Why schools and online platforms so often fail

keep it real

It’s back to school time for many students and teachers. Time to learn. Time to set some goals, get some grades. But we have to ask ourselves and be honest with ourselves.  When it comes to English language class or any language class – are students really “making the grade”? Yes, dear parent. It’s true. […]

Teachers’ Newsletter: Back To School With EC

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Dear Teachers, We hope all teachers have had a break of some sort over the summer. Now, it’s back to work, back to class and here at EC, back to what we do best – helping teachers, help students. Find below all the news related to teaching with EnglishCentral and using technology to help English […]

Online teacher or Teacherpreneur?

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Are you an online independent teacher or a “teacherpreneur“? If you are, don’t think that EnglishCentral isn’t suitable for you to use. We actually cater to both big schools and universities as well as the individual teacher who may be teaching online or at their home or office. EnglishCentral offers academic discounted pricing to individual […]

Featured Video: The Lion That Won People’s Hearts

Watch, learn and speak this video lesson to learn more about the death of Cecil the Lion.

Cecil the Lion made headlines last week after he was hunted and killed by an American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer who then received an onslaught of criticism on social media. Palmer, who paid a considerable sum for the hunt, claimed that he had no idea that the Zimbabwe lion was protected. Cecil was a well-loved […]

Featured Video: Nintendo CEO Passes Away

Nintendo CEO Passes Away

Nintendo issued a press release Sunday, announcing that its chief executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer at the age of 55. Just last year, he also missed the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting after undergoing surgery due to similar health issues. Iwata was known for his bold ambition to reinvent Nintendo. Under his leadership, the company […]

EnglishCentral Gets Even Better!

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We are super excited about our latest release. A new look and dynamic interface will improve the user experience of all teachers and students. In addition, students now get a free level test. Just click the button beside any video and schedule a convenient time. Students will get a Level Test Report  and a recommended study […]

The Problem with English Writing Instruction

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A friend of mine wanted to join a PhD program in Applied Linguistics. He hoped to become a linguist, and to work on developing second language reading and writing instruction. He had a meeting with a leading professor in the field, and asked him about the current state of second language writing research. The professor’s […]

What Makes a Great (Native or Non-Native Speaking) English Teacher?

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Chad is an American in his early twenties. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but didn’t know what to do with his life after graduation. He got average grades in college, is reasonably smart, but lacks marketable skills. His choices after graduation are entry-level positions at a few local companies, but he doesn’t want […]

Video As A Pedagogical Tool

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Youtube is now something we are very used to. People spend hours every day “consuming” video. This is changing the world of education and most schools and programs are using or creating video curriculum for their students. This recent research report really emphasizes this fact and clearly shows how beneficial video is for education. As […]

Evaluating The Impact Of EnglishCentral: New Research

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EnglishCentral is constantly being evaluated by professionals in the field.  One recent study is by Shane Dixon of Arizona State University titled:”Evaluating the Impact of an Online English Language Tool’s Ability to Improve Users’ Speaking Proficiency under Learner- and Shared-control Conditions

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