Featured Video: Thanksgiving Is for Family

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Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It is a day for families to get together, share a home-cooked meal and give thanks for the blessings that they received for the year. Click on the image to find out what these families are grateful for this Thanksgiving and build your vocabulary […]

What is Listening Skill?

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Learning to listen in a second language can be frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You begin to study the language. Soon, you make friends with people who also speak the language. You spend time together. Eventually, you can have conversations in the second […]

Teachers are students too!

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It’s good to be reminded of the fact that teachers are students too. On EnglishCentral we haven’t forgotten and have specially designed our platform so that teachers (with a teacher’s account) can both view, study and enroll in their own classes. Classes that learn together, stay together! There are millions of NNESTs (non native English […]

Educational Technology: Then & Now

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EnglishCentral is a leader in the use of educational technology and in particular video for language learning. It’s exciting, so new.  But it is useful for us when developing new technology, to remind ourselves how far we’ve come, so we may better orient towards where we are heading. Technology has been used in education since […]

Top Tips To Learn A Language

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It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”. We have to find what works for us. However, along the way, […]

Nov. 2014 Newsletter

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Dear Teachers, We have made some changes affecting our teacher tools.  Teachers now have to contact us to start an academic trial. You’ll see the message in your Teacher Tools, if you haven’t had a trial yet.  Simply contact us when ready and we’ll set you up with a trial for one month with 50 […]

EC Japan @ JALT – Mark Your Calendars!

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EnglishCentral will be attending the Japanese Association of Language Teachers 2014 conference, Nov. 21st to 24th in Tsukuba, Japan.  (view the conference website) We look forward to meeting all our existing schools and  also introducing many new schools to our platform and especially the new mobile apps which we’ll be launching at the conference.  It’s an […]

The Power Of Reading

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I bet you didn’t know that there are many schools using EnglishCentral to  help their students learn to read. There are. Too often we think of “watching” as a skill that only improves listening. However, add  “same language subtitles” plus EnglishCentral’s core functionality of speech feedback and phoneme (sound) by phoneme presentation of words/phrases, and you’ve got […]

Do I have a Gift for Language?

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Language is mysterious. Would anyone disagree? Whenever I hear someone from my own culture speaking a second language that I don’t understand, it’s amazing to me. It’s almost like magic. Perhaps because of the mystery of language, we may sometimes ask ourselves: “Do I have a gift for learning languages?” Another way of asking this […]

See you at the MEXTESOL Conference

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EnglishCentral will be attending the Mextesol conference, Oct. 16th to Oct. 19th.  We will be highlighting our new mobile apps and presenting on the benefits of mobile language learning. Our Director of Education, David Deubelbeiss will be in attendance. So drop by, receive your bonus free trial and learn more about what is new with […]

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