The Problem with English Writing Instruction

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A friend of mine wanted to join a PhD program in Applied Linguistics. He hoped to become a linguist, and to work on developing second language reading and writing instruction. He had a meeting with a leading professor in the field, and asked him about the current state of second language writing research. The professor’s […]

Video As A Pedagogical Tool

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Youtube is now something we are very used to. People spend hours every day “consuming” video. This is changing the world of education and most schools and programs are using or creating video curriculum for their students. This recent research report really emphasizes this fact and clearly shows how beneficial video is for education. As […]

Evaluating The Impact Of EnglishCentral: New Research

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EnglishCentral is constantly being evaluated by professionals in the field.  One recent study is by Shane Dixon of Arizona State University titled:”Evaluating the Impact of an Online English Language Tool’s Ability to Improve Users’ Speaking Proficiency under Learner- and Shared-control Conditions

May 2015 Newsletter

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Teachers’ Newsletter:  We’ve Got FAQs! Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, It is mid-semester or school year for many programs. A time to focus on results and the day in and day out work that helps students progress.  We are here to help our teachers and here are a few items that might be of interest. Thank you […]

Giving Students More Control: Learning 3.0

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I call what Alan November advocates, “Learning 3.0″. (see the video below) It is about giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential. THIS is schooling, learning, education and whatever sticker you want to […]

Amazing Facts About Video (every educator should know)

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Here are some amazing facts about video that every teacher should know, think about and understand. Video is becoming the new textbook and facts bear this out. Take a read and join the video teaching and learning revolution! Of course, view some of these facts and others on video!  Also now the 10th aniversary of […]

5 tech tips for learning English online

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Learning English online has some differences (but many similarities) with learning English on the street or face to face with a teacher. Here are our top 5 “tech” tips for students (and teachers). We hope they help many out there!   1. Go mobile, use apps. Yes, this simple thing makes a HUGE difference. Online […]

February 2015 EnglishCentral Newsletter

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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 […]

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 […]

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