A perfect listening lesson

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Listening is a highly important skill for students to practice. Last week in this post – “The Ears Have It“, we elaborated on how research outlines just how important our ears are. This week as a follow up, let’s go over the delivery of a perfect listening lesson. There can be multiple stages to a […]

The Ears Have It

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The power of immediate feedback Our ears are amazing. Truly.  Too often the visual dominates and these small things on the sides of our head, get short shrift. However, researchers are realizing just how much they are the key to learning a language both when young and later on in life. We are learning that […]

2,000,000 lines spoken

2,000,000

A big thank you to all the EnglishCentral members who’ve joined the video learning and teaching revolution!  We now have over 2,000,000 lines of speech spoken.  Amazing, simply amazing.  Even more amazing is how many have improved their English fluency, improved and become competent speakers through the tools EnglishCentral provides learners.  

We’ve Gone Grammar!

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Grammar is one of the principal frameworks by which language is organized, learned and taught.   We recognize this and have launched new sets of grammar video courses meant to give students sustained practice and insight into important grammatical forms.  Take a look at our courses and see for yourself how helpful they can be […]

Transcripts – *New and Improved

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Teachers will be delighted with the “new and improved” transcripts now available on EnglishCentral. They give teachers an instant lesson plan and include; A full transcript of the video audio shown line by line The featured and study vocabulary in the video lesson Comprehension questions to check student understanding Discussion questions to prompt student speaking […]

Holiday Study

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December holidays are a topic of immense interest to students and teachers around the world.  Our holiday vocabulary course offers the top 100 holiday season related vocabulary that students can study and learn using our unique vocabulary course methodology. Students learn the words in context and speak the videos.  Here’s the PDF of the wordlist […]

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 […]

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.   […]

EnglishCentral Superuser: Zorro

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Hi. My name is Max. By way of introduction, I am 40 years old and I live in New Caledonia, the wonderful French island in the South Pacific. I am a banker and I work for an international bank as head of corporate banking. My English language knowledge is very useful in my business also […]

Hilary’s Story

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Here’s another in our series of EnglishCentral “superusers“.   Inspiring and a great example of how once a student decides to take control of their own learning – the sky’s the limit! Hilary ’ s   story [ Download as PDF ] I am Hilary, living in Chongqing, China  which is famous for its dish, “hot-pot” and clouds of […]

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