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 […]

Recent Student Feedback

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We continually gather feedback from both teachers and students. It is vital information that allows  us to continually improve EnglishCentral. We thought it would be nice to share with you today some of the recent positive comments from one school (anonymously of course and translated from the original language).  This is what some first year university students […]

The Academic Word List

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Our popular AWL (Academic Wordlist) course has been given a make over!  New and improved, it now has the very best contextual examples for each word – so student understanding will be much greater. These 570 words (more specifically “word families”) are the vocabulary students need to succeed in an academic setting. For their reading, […]

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

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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 […]

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