Practice Makes Fluency

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Despite hours and hours of school, many students don’t end up speaking English very well.  There are many possible reasons that revolve around poor instruction and materials:  too much focus on vocabulary study, over reliance on textbooks and purely educational materials, high student affective filters, no purposeful use of the language, over emphasis on testing […]

A Short History Of The Language Learning Lab

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Here at EnglishCentral, we often get asked about our pricing for “a computer lab”.   Either a set price for each machine or for a whole lab full of computers.  While we do work with schools and businesses that follow this model – we don’t operate along these lines. Our pricing is based on student […]

Fukui University adopts EnglishCentral

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EnglishCentral was recently invited to the opening ceremony of the new Language Development Center at Fukui University where it was announced that Fukui University will use EnglishCentral this coming academic school year.  The following is a press statement released by the university to the media (see the original) The University of Fukui (UF) is proud […]

EnglishCentral Superuser: Artem Melikjanyan

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We like to highlight from time to time, our “super” users, members who  Watch | Learn | Speak  many videos every week.  Usually, they study the video lessons as quick as we can produce and publish them on the site!  Read about our all time superuser – Piroska. This week we are pleased to highlight […]

Virtual Roundtable Conference

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EnglishCentral is please to announce its participation in the 6th annual Virtual Round Table Conference, on Language Learning Technologies: May 17 – 19th. It is full of wonderful sessions.  David Deubelbeiss, the Director of Education at EnglishCentral will present about using EnglishCentral in the classroom and cover how to use the Teacher Tools effectively. There […]

New Course: Technology

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We are always coming out with new and interesting courses for language learners – especially in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes).    This just released course – Technology for English Learners is perfect for anyone interested in technology or working in a technology related field. 10 units and 40 videos, you’ll be […]

2013 Course Catalog

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We have just published an updated version of our course catalog. View it here or download directly. Courses 2013

EnglishCentral Pedagogy: Noticing The Gap

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Hi everyone! Charlie here! I’m EnglishCentral’s Chief Linguist and Pedagogy advisor and as you may or may not know, much of what we do here at EC is based on key principles and research findings in the area of second language acquisition. One of the most important ones that informs the way we implement our […]

Why use video to learn English? A debate.

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Here is an article that appeared in the recent magazine – The English Connection. It is in the form of an email debate between a teacher in Korea, Michael Griffin and David Deubelbeiss, the Director of Education here at EnglishCentral.  A nice read about using video to learn and teach English. Published here with permission. […]

How was ETA-ROC? A post event wrap-up.

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The EnglishCentral team just returned from the 21st Annual ETA-ROC International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching at the Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center, Taipei. This was the first year that EnglishCentral participated in the event and we couldn’t be happier that we attended.  Throughout the event we heard from parents, publishers and […]

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