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 […]

10 reasons video rulz and the book cools

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Previously, I’ve written at length on this topic, on my public blog, comparing the book and the video as teaching / learning tools.  It’s a complex issue. Here, let me lay it on the line and lay out the major reasons why, for language learning and teaching – video is in the ascent and much […]

Move over Gutenberg!

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Book are great and I don’t mean to bash them here. However, I want to make the point that the newer generations aren’t reading anymore – they are watching more…. This has a significant impact on how students will learn. EnglishCentral realizes that and our approach IS video. Think of it this way – each […]

How we learn "words"

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EnglishCentral was a recent sponsor of the JALT (Japanese Association of Language Teachers) 2011 CALL conference. Charles Browne in this video lecture highlights how students learn words and gain “word knowledge” – not just remembering but also knowing about the context in which words appear, the spelling, the sounding and many other things. He offers […]

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