How Can I Improve My Vocabulary Knowledge?

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One of the biggest challenges for many language learners is studying new vocabulary. No matter how much a second language learner studies, there always seems to be more strange or unfamiliar words. Vocabulary is an extremely difficult area of language to study because the process of actually “knowing” a word is complex.  On EnglishCentral, we […]

December 2014 Newsletter

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Dear Teachers We are very excited about all our new content and especially our mobile apps that are just around the content. Unwrap a lot of great resources and content below!  M-Learning Apps (Beta) We will soon be launching our full set of apps for Android and iOS. They are just around the corner!  We’d […]

Featured Video: Thanksgiving Is for Family

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Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It is a day for families to get together, share a home-cooked meal and give thanks for the blessings that they received for the year. Click on the image to find out what these families are grateful for this Thanksgiving and build your vocabulary […]

What is Listening Skill?

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Learning to listen in a second language can be frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You begin to study the language. Soon, you make friends with people who also speak the language. You spend time together. Eventually, you can have conversations in the second […]

Nov. 2014 Newsletter

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Dear Teachers, We have made some changes affecting our teacher tools.  Teachers now have to contact us to start an academic trial. You’ll see the message in your Teacher Tools, if you haven’t had a trial yet.  Simply contact us when ready and we’ll set you up with a trial for one month with 50 […]

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 […]

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