Transcripts – *New and Improved


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


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


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 […]

EnglishCentral Partners With Cambridge University Press


Cambridge University Press has licensed over 50 titles to EnglishCentral, which EnglishCentral has adapted into interactive video courses using its Watch, Learn & Speak online English conversation platform. These courses include Good Practice: Communication Skills in English for the Medical Practitioner, Be My Guest: English for the Hotel Industry, Flightpath: Aviation English for Pilots and ATCOs, and […]

Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath

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Further to our first post about donating to the Red Cross in the Philippines – the need for help continues.  Just because the weather clears doesn’t mean the misery does too.  It takes time and the help of so many. EnglishCentral has an office in Manila and our staff has been busy packing goods/boxes for […]

Helping Typhoon Haiyan Survivors


Dear EnglishCentral members, Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering from Super Typhoon Haiyan. It has caused so much devastation and everyone at EnglishCentral has been following the events with great interest and emotion.  We have  EnglishCentral staff in the Philippines and a close connection and commitment to this beautiful country. Our office […]

Top Pronunciation Challenges For Arabic Speakers


We have launched a new pronunciation course aimed specifically to help students whose first language is Arabic:  Top 10 Pronunciation Challenges for Arabic Speakers. The course provides remedial practice for the main phonemes / sounds that Arabic speakers find hard to pronounce in English. The selected phonemes are based on our own comprehensive data of […]

JALT 2013 – See you there!


EnglishCentral is proud to announce its attendance at the Japanese Association of Language Teachers International Conference, Oct. 25th to 28th, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.  Japan was where it all started for us and continues to be a central part of EnglishCentral. We will be highlighting our new multimodal platform for English learning : An Integrated Solution […]

Kotesol International Conference 2013


The 2013 KOTESOL International Conference will be held at Sookmyung University on October 12-13, 2013.  It is held annually to bring together teachers to explore better ways teach and learn English. And EnglishCentral will once again be part of this event. In the past, we have shown what EnglishCentral’s core capabilities are, demonstrating a new […]

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 […]


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