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 […]

Teachers’ Roundtable At Kotesol

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EnglishCentral will be sponsoring a teachers’ roundtable at the Kotesol 2012 International conference in Seoul, Korea.  The topic under discussion is: Using Video in the Classroom.  Sunday, Oct. 21st at 3pm. Room B 168. Complete info. below. There will be some excellent teachers on the panel so please come and add your voice to the […]

Windows 7 Low Volume Problem Fix

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There is a problem on EnglishCentral that PC users with Windows 7 and IE 7 or Firefox browsers  may experience: the volume when recording goes very low on videos. It is frustrating but after recording a line, suddenly the volume will become very low. It is actually a problem with Windows 7 and its audio […]

Guess The Pic And Win Premium!

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Guess what this picture is and you can win Premium membership for a month! Just reply below or on Facebook. We’ll have 5 lucky winners drawn from the correct answers, each week. They won’t be easy and probably not what you think they are. Let’s play!

Changes to SPEAK – now with “Focused Speaking”

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We are constantly trying to improve the user experience on EnglishCentral. It is a challenge. To balance the need to motivate learners and keep them engaged with the need for sound pedagogic features so learners can learn English effectively and purposefully.   We’ve done that with a new feature, Focused Speaking we are calling it. […]

Teens and Video

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Our teenagers and young adults are learning, experiencing through a visual world. Truly, a revolution is underfoot. Students are learning in a much more multi-modal and interactive fashion. EnglishCentral recognizes this and we are heading where the students are – not trying to lead them in any other direction. Teens have special needs and this […]

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