EnglishCentral webinar: Dec. 12th

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{ The webinar is now over.  To see the recording please visit this link} December 12th at 4:00pm in Japan (GMT+9 or see your local time),  Dr. Charles Browne will hold a special webinar outlining the features and tools of EnglishCentral.  He’ll explain  how it works and what the pedagogy is behind the learning tools. […]

Install, Activate, Explore

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Constantly, most teachers have in the back of their mind the eternal question of “Why do so many students try to learn English but so few succeed in being confident, fluent speakers?” Of course, motivation and time are two big factors. You need both or the effort just fades away and nothing goes in the […]

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.   […]

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 […]

The Image Conference Brazil

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EnglishCentral will once again be sponsoring and supporting The Image Conference. This year it will be in Brasilia, Brazil, October 25th. We look forward to meeting many teachers and sharing what we are doing to support teachers and learners around the world. Teachers attending can get Premium trial access for up to 50 students, just […]

Top Pronunciation Challenges For Arabic Speakers

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We have launched a new pronunciation course aimed specifically to help students whose first language is Arabic:  Top 10 Pronunciation Challenges for Arabic Speakers. The course provides remedial practice for the main phonemes / sounds that Arabic speakers find hard to pronounce in English. The selected phonemes are based on our own comprehensive data of […]

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