February 2015 EnglishCentral Newsletter


February means “focus” Dear EnglishCentral teachers, It’s February already and for many teachers that means it is time to focus again and get ready for a new school semester or year.  It’s a perfect time to start an EnglishCentral free trial, if you haven’t already or if you have, decide about using EnglishCentral as part […]

Get More Speaking Points!


When students use EnglishCentral, they really like our “SPEAK” mode.  Many teachers also assign “speak points” as a goal for their students to achieve each week or month. By default, when students use EnglishCentral, they speak the lines with “focus vocabulary” that are in the video. This can be 3 to 5 lines.  This allows students […]

The Future Is Blended Learning


It’s becoming more and more evident that the future of English language learning and of education in general rests in the blended learning model.  Students learning in a regular classroom part of the week and learning with technology part of the school week. We at EnglishCentral support in class instruction and allow teachers to perfectly […]

Publishing 3.0

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When I was first teaching in the late 80s and early 90s, I dreamed of  getting and using excellent authentic content in my classes.  Textbooks at the time (and now also)  were out of date by the time they hit the classroom. VHS tapes of videos dated even quicker.  The only real content that was constantly […]

How to Learn Vocabulary Naturally


People often talk about language learning in either a foreign or second language terms. We are learning a foreign language when we study a language that we will not use in daily life. We learn a second language when we study a language that we will use regularly. So, an American university student studying Chinese […]

January 2015 EnglishCentral Newsletter


We know 2015 will be an incredible year for EnglishCentral. We wish you the same for 2015. We continue to grow and be used by thousands of schools. So happy to have you a part of this. Here are a few things happening on the web and at EnglishCentral.  Apps Are Here! Download and use […]

Get The Free EnglishCentral App!

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Get the free EnglishCentral app, now available for download. Android and iOS.

Ed Tech Predictions for 2015


It’s never easy to predict the future but we thought we’d take a shot at it. Also share some other recent articles predicting what will happen in the realm of educational technology in 2015.  So here it goes…. 1.  mLearning will finally be fully embraced by schools/teachers.  TechCrunch thinks the same. Think “snackable” learning.  Just […]

New Academic WordLists: A New Course

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Two Important New Word Lists In 2013, EnglishCentral’s Senior Science and Pedagogy Advsior, Dr. Charles Browne, and his colleagues created one of the most important list of vocabulary words for second language learners that has been published in the past 6 decades. The new list is derived from the 2 billion word Cambridge English Corpus […]

Foundation Courses: Introducing EC 1 – 7

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We are excited to announce our full set of CEFR Leveled Foundation courses, now available on the site for all to study or for teachers to assign to their students based on the student’s level of English. These courses represent the best of our content based on student completion data. Guaranteed to engage students to […]


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