We are constantly trying to improve the user experience on EnglishCentral. It is a challenge. To balance the need to motivate learners and keep them engaged with the need for sound pedagogic features so learners can learn English effectively and purposefully.
We’ve done that with a new feature, Focused Speaking we are calling it. But it is anything but “light”. Now, when a learner finishes LEARN and studying the words in the video, they can go on and SPEAK only those lines.
This means that if a learner wants to speak all the lines of the video, they will have to go back and select those lines. However, we are going to make it simple and later this week, we’ll have a “Focused Speaking Mode” setting in the settings area of the player. Any learner who wishes to speak the whole video and skip “Focused Speaking”, can do by deselecting.unchecking it.
We think Focused Speaking is fantastic. You can do more videos and really focus your speaking on only the lines with the selected, purposeful vocabulary you are studying. It’s not “light” in the sense that you can study more videos, be more engaged and motivated by the variety of our huge video catalog.
So enjoy Focused Speaking and we welcome your feedback. We’ll be making an announcement for all members once we launch the “Speak The Whole Video” in the settings.
The EnglishCentral Team