Do I have a Gift for Language?

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Language is mysterious. Would anyone disagree? Whenever I hear someone from my own culture speaking a second language that I don’t understand, it’s amazing to me. It’s almost like magic. Perhaps because of the mystery of language, we may sometimes ask ourselves: “Do I have a gift for learning languages?” Another way of asking this […]

Featured Video: Why Teachers Matter

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October 5 is the day we commemorate World Teachers’ Day. On this day, we celebrate awareness and appreciation of teachers’ contributions to education and society. Inspire and be inspired by their lifelong passion to educate the world. Thank a teacher today. Click on the thumbnail and build your vocabulary and watch, learn and speak our […]

Will I Ever Have Perfect Pronunciation?

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I’m very interested in adult education. Adults face a difficult challenge as students. Society sets up systems to help children learn. These systems have tests, grades, deadlines and teachers to guide students towards a set of learning goals. Adults, on the other hand, do not have these systems immediately available to them. Most of the […]

Am I too Old to Learn a Language?

Sometimes, I meet people who are fully bilingual. Most of the time, they had parents who spoke two different first languages at home, and grew up as bilingual children. When I meet these people, I often feel a little jealous. I wish my parents had been bilingual, or had enrolled me in a special bilingual […]

The Learning Revolution Is In The News

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EnglishCentral is a platform on the forefront of the new “learning revolution” (as so labeled by Sir Ken Robinson). A couple recent articles in the news have highlighted a few things we do well and emphasize. We’d like to share them with you and they reinforce our pedagogical principles quite well. 1. The Value and Ascent […]

Featured Video: Saying Hello

Learning English has never been better here at EnglishCentral. We offer thousands of videos for our users to watch, learn and speak. We’ve featured a lot of cool and interesting videos but today, we’ll feature something different. Our site offers new beginner videos that feature basic English sentences to help you start a conversation. Watch […]

TESOL 2014 in Portland

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We are pleased to announce our attendance at TESOL 2014 in Portland, March 26th to 29th.  We are very excited about the conference and will be highlighting all our new mobile apps at the conference venue. Come and test them out – tablets or phone! We’ll also have on display our 5 level series of […]

Transcripts – *New and Improved

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Teachers will be delighted with the “new and improved” transcripts now available on EnglishCentral. They give teachers an instant lesson plan and include; A full transcript of the video audio shown line by line The featured and study vocabulary in the video lesson Comprehension questions to check student understanding Discussion questions to prompt student speaking […]

Keeping Language Fit

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It is the beginning of a new year and if you go to the local gym, no matter where in the world, you’ll see it crowded with many people trying to get fit and fulfill their new year’s resolutions. Inevitably, in a month or even less, the gym will return to its normal half empty […]

Install, Activate, Explore

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Constantly, most teachers have in the back of their mind the eternal question of “Why do so many students try to learn English but so few succeed in being confident, fluent speakers?” Of course, motivation and time are two big factors. You need both or the effort just fades away and nothing goes in the […]

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