What is Listening Skill?

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Learning to listen in a second language can be frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You begin to study the language. Soon, you make friends with people who also speak the language. You spend time together. Eventually, you can have conversations in the second […]

Teachers are students too!

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It’s good to be reminded of the fact that teachers are students too. On EnglishCentral we haven’t forgotten and have specially designed our platform so that teachers (with a teacher’s account) can both view, study and enroll in their own classes. Classes that learn together, stay together! There are millions of NNESTs (non native English […]

Top Tips To Learn A Language

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It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”. We have to find what works for us. However, along the way, […]

Do I have a Gift for Language?

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Language is mysterious. Would anyone disagree? Whenever I hear someone from my own culture speaking a second language that I don’t understand, it’s amazing to me. It’s almost like magic. Perhaps because of the mystery of language, we may sometimes ask ourselves: “Do I have a gift for learning languages?” Another way of asking this […]

A DJ Talks Lady Gaga: Worksheets

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This is a great video lesson! Part of our EC 1 – 7 CEFR courses we’ll soon be launching.  Level 3  or B1. It helps students practice talking about their likes and dislikes. It’s easy to make worksheets for EnglishCentral. Read this article and find out how simple it actually is. Here’s the video lesson […]

Mobile Learning Best Practices

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EnglishCentral will release its free mobile apps for Android and iOS next month. You can sign up for advanced notification here.   Thank you to those who have already signed up. Mobile learning definitely adds a lot and the convenient access will mean more engagement by students and more learning! Teachers need to think of […]

Will I Ever Have Perfect Pronunciation?

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I’m very interested in adult education. Adults face a difficult challenge as students. Society sets up systems to help children learn. These systems have tests, grades, deadlines and teachers to guide students towards a set of learning goals. Adults, on the other hand, do not have these systems immediately available to them. Most of the […]

Am I too Old to Learn a Language?

Sometimes, I meet people who are fully bilingual. Most of the time, they had parents who spoke two different first languages at home, and grew up as bilingual children. When I meet these people, I often feel a little jealous. I wish my parents had been bilingual, or had enrolled me in a special bilingual […]

September 2014 Newsletter

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Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, Thank you to all the many teachers who have joined us on our Facebook Teachers Group. We’ll continue to update you all in the group.  Also answer any questions you may have and also share tips. Let’s work together.        Have you activated your teacher trial?    We offer all registered […]

The Learning Revolution Is In The News

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EnglishCentral is a platform on the forefront of the new “learning revolution” (as so labeled by Sir Ken Robinson). A couple recent articles in the news have highlighted a few things we do well and emphasize. We’d like to share them with you and they reinforce our pedagogical principles quite well. 1. The Value and Ascent […]

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