50 Ways To Use EnglishCentral

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EnglishCentral offers teachers and students so many opportunities to teach and learn.  We aren’t your standard ed tech “one trick pony” but built by teachers for teachers. Here are 50 ways to use EnglishCentral.  Dive in and try a few when the spirit moves you. They’ll still be here for more browsing and learning when […]

Why Use EnglishCentral: Our Pedagogical Foundation

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We get a lot of inquires about our “pedagogy” – basically a question asking, “Tell me more about why EnglishCentral works.”  A valid and important question to be answered for all those thinking about adopting EnglishCentral. Here is an infographic outlining our basic pedagogical principles.  We also highly recommend taking a look at our Academic […]

Learning and Teaching Online: 3 Myths Busted

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Language learning technology is a growing and often standard part of most school curriculum. Students and teachers alike are taking advantage of online tools, websites, apps to support their language learning and teaching goals. A recent NCES survey stated that over 51% of all teachers in the US now use some form of curriculum based software. […]

Using Video. Upcoming Webinars

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Using video in the classroom isn’t simply a case of  pushing the play button and then sitting back, feet up.  There are a number of things teachers must consider every time in order to effectively use class time. This week and next, our Director of Education, David Deubelbeiss will give 2 webinars highlighting best practices […]

Let us do all the work!

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A teacher’s job is not an easy one. There is so much too do. Lesson plans, resource gathering, meetings, paper work, professional development, organizing, classroom chores, extra curricular things – not to mention the lessons themselves. We’ve found out that many teachers want to try EnglishCentral but just don’t have the time to really dig […]

Learning Vocabulary

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EnglishCentral is a leader in helping students learn the words they need to successfully communicate.   Students can both study words in the context of the video and learn vocabulary immersively (an extensive approach)  or study words in depth through wordlists/quizzes (intensive approach). Here is a quick video screencast showing all the ways to build […]

EnglishCentral & Moodle

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EnglishCentral is always innovating and keeping up with the times. In that vein, we will soon be launching our own moodle.  We’ll be doing this as part of our attendance at the Moodle Moot Japan, March 2nd and 3rd, 2013. It will be a great weekend of showcasing our new Moodle and how schools and […]

Disruptive Innovations

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I have finally got around to reading my copy of Clayton Christensen’s “The Innovative University“. I’ve long followed his very clear minded theory and arguments about “disruptive innovations” – watch his easy to follow description of the theory below. Basically, a disruptive innovation is a product or service that takes what was once something only […]

Blended Learning Solutions

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Our main emphasis here at EnglishCentral is the use of our platform as a “blended” solution.  We aren’t replacing teachers but helping teachers have the tools and environment to better help their students learn English. We are partners. Blended learning is the future. It is often misunderstood but in its simplest form, it is using […]

Speak the whole video!

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We have two basic settings for speaking our videos. 1. Focused speaking where you speak only the lines with words you studied in LEARN 2. Non focused speaking where students speak the whole video. This is for both videos lessons not in a course or in a course.   It is easy to select either […]

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