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 […]

Using EnglishCentral To Teach English At Your School

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Often, many teachers get intimidated by technology and using it with students.  With EnglishCentral, we take this fear away. Students have most of the control and setting up your class on our free Learning Management System (Teacher Tools) is a simple affair. Plus, all teachers have access to helpful video tutorials, guides and staff. Don’t […]

R U Online? R U Really Readin?

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The N.Y. Times article below describes different sides of the reading debate regarding online vs books. A nice general read highlighting both arguements (though missing some points I believe). Also, I don’t think it should be a debate of “either / or”. Both have their merits and are necessary. Youth today, read online and there […]

Weekly Webinars For Teachers

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A new school semester is starting soon and we’re starting to get serious about helping teachers use EnglishCentral. We’ll be holding weekly webinars for the next few months, come join in and get the info. you need to be able to use EnglishCentral successfully with your students.   Just click “Join  The Class” and you’ll […]

Web 2.0 and Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan Overview There are over a billion English as a foreign or second language learners worldwide. In the United States alone it is estimated that over 25% of […]

EnglishCentral isn’t just for learning “English”

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We are always surprised (and delighted) to hear from members using EnglishCentral in ways other than to learn English. It goes to show that good technology, smart ideas reach much further than their first purpose. Here are a few other ways others are using EnglishCentral as a study tool. 1. As a way to improve […]

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