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 […]

EnglishCentral Brochure

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We have a new brochure to share with our wider community. It highlights all that EnglishCentral can do to help solve the problems encountered by schools, teachers and students in regards to English language teaching and learning. Take a look and pass it on – your help in sharing the our revolutionary video language lesson […]

Learning Vocabulary On EnglishCentral

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We get asked often about the best way to learn vocabulary using EnglishCentral. We have many options for both students and teachers. This screencast shows the 3 main ways: 1.  By looking up a word or expression and using a “cliplist” of example video sentences showing the word in use. 2. By study in a […]

Speak the whole video!

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We have two basic settings for speaking our videos. 1. Focused speaking where you speak only the lines with words you studied in LEARN 2. Non focused speaking where students speak the whole video. This is for both videos lessons not in a course or in a course.   It is easy to select either […]

How to Learn Vocabulary and Pronunciation

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We are always trying to make it easier for members to use our service. These two presentations will give you all the hints you need to help you learn Vocabulary and Pronunciation on EnglishCentral. All you really need now is to manage your time – a little study each day really helps.  For teachers, our […]

We’ve got a “facelift”

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It’s summer time and who doesn’t want to look good in the summer? We’ve just “come out” with an improved, clean and functional look. Please take a look, we know you’ll improve. Here are some of the highlights. 1. Better browsing of our huge library of 1,000s of videos for learning English. Search by difficulty […]

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