Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath

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Further to our first post about donating to the Red Cross in the Philippines – the need for help continues.  Just because the weather clears doesn’t mean the misery does too.  It takes time and the help of so many. EnglishCentral has an office in Manila and our staff has been busy packing goods/boxes for […]

Helping Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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Dear EnglishCentral members, Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering from Super Typhoon Haiyan. It has caused so much devastation and everyone at EnglishCentral has been following the events with great interest and emotion.  We have  EnglishCentral staff in the Philippines and a close connection and commitment to this beautiful country. Our office […]

Ken’s Dating Tips

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Dating is a great topic to use in the English language classroom. It elicits a lot of conversation and everyone will have an opinion. Here is a great video and worksheet:  Ken’s Dating Tips.    Go through the video and see if students agree with Ken’s tips.  Complete the worksheet and share new tips.   […]

Featured Video: What’s in a Name?

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First impressions last. Sometimes, your first name can give more than just an impression. We might not notice it but people sometimes judge other people not because of their looks but because of their name. It doesn’t sound too important but Richard Wiseman,  a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire says, “Your name […]

Vocabulary Webinar 2

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On November 21st  we held the second live webinar with Dr Browne, where he  discussed various online and in-class solutions for helping students to learn core vocabulary words quickly and efficiently. Here is the recording.   Click here to view the PPT he presented. ———————————————————— Learning vocabulary in a foreign language can at times seem […]

Video Learning/Teaching Revolution

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Our Director of Education recently spoke at a few conferences about “The Video learning/teaching revolution”.    Here is his presentation with quite a few examples of EnglishCentral videos highlighted.  Also includes some best practices and tips for using video in the classroom. Click on the images to go to video examples.

Learning Vocabulary

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EnglishCentral is a leader in helping students learn the words they need to successfully communicate.   Students can both study words in the context of the video and learn vocabulary immersively (an extensive approach)  or study words in depth through wordlists/quizzes (intensive approach). Here is a quick video screencast showing all the ways to build […]

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