Teachers’ Guide

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Teachers value the help we give them and nothing can be more helpful than a comprehensive guide. Take a read through our Teachers’ Guide and learn in more detail about our amazing English language learning solution. It includes a complete section on how to use our learning management system – free to all teachers. Download […]

2013 Course Catalog

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We have just published an updated version of our course catalog. View it here or download directly. Courses 2013

Find Out Your Language Level

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On EnglishCentral, we have 7 different levels. Our video lessons, the words on EnglishCentral and courses are all in certain levels. For video lessons and courses, we group levels Level 1-2 = Easy Level 3-4 = Medium Level 5-7 = Difficult For vocabulary we use a scale of 1 – 7 that students pre-select from […]

A Student Example: EnglishCentral Works

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We get asked a lot about examples showing that EnglishCentral works – that it gets results and improves student fluency.  It certainly does and we are building an impress library of testimonials and research papers. Teachers can also find many academic case studies in our Academic Use area. Here is a recent presentation created by […]

Grading On EnglishCentral

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When students speak a video lesson on EnglishCentral, we give them a speaking grade.  The grade is cumulative and as students speak, we grade the lines and compile a grade.  After a student finishes recording the whole video, the grade is final (but can be improved upon by repeating lines). We’ve recently changed the distribution […]

My EnglishCentral Experience: Duncan in Hong Kong

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I have been excited about students using EnglishCentral since the 1st day I discovered it online. I had been looking for ways for students to upload dialogues online so teachers could listen, critique and comment. Beginnings I began using EnglishCentral with about 60 students to test its performance and functionality and I also wanted to […]

Get Course Details

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We just released some new functionality for our courses.  Now students or teachers can go to the video detail page for any video lesson in a course. Just hover over the video thumbnail in the course widget and then click “Get More Details”.  You’ll be taken to the course detail page for this video lesson […]

EnglishCentral. A Homework Helper

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EnglishCentral is used in so many ways by so many educators.  We’ve highlighted many of these ways here on the blog but one popular way is just as supplemental homework.   English is a skill and just like soccer, painting or juggling – it takes hours of practice. EnglishCentral is a great big practice area. […]

Some small site changes

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We recently made a few small changes to the way unregistered (anonymous) users will experience EnglishCentral. Here are some photos showing these views. We hope this will make the first experiences of using EnglishCentral positive and rewarding. 1. A new banner and tabs. We’ll be building and expanding our Academic area soon. So please return […]

Using EnglishCentral: Best Practices For Teachers

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Why EnglishCentral? Video is a powerful contextualizing tool. It brings the real world into the classroom and makes lesson content something directly linked to real life and use. EnglishCentral offers teachers the chance to use video in a purposeful, structured and integrated fashion. Whether EnglishCentral is used as a purely homework supplement, an extension of […]

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