News and Events

Oct. 20 – 21, 2012 –  We welcome all teachers in Korea to visit our booth at the Kotesol International conference at Sookmyung University.

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Oct. 11 – 13th, 2012   –   EnglishCentral will attend TESL Canada 2012  in Kamloops, British Columbia.   Also, attending Japanese Association of Language Teachers (JALT).  Come attend our presentations. Read more here.

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April 4th, 2012. EnglishCentral launches “Video Courses“, a unique way to learn English in a structured fashion.

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March 16, 2012. TStore Launch EnglishCentral’s Android based mobile application, “Video TOEIC Voca” was released in SK planet’s Tstore on March 16th, 2012.

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March 15, 2012. Hong Kong Distributor Launch EnglishCentral Joins Hands with KanHan to innovate English learning to Hong Kong Press release here.

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March 1, 2012. KDDI launch EnglishCentral’s Android based mobile application, “Douga de Eitango (Learning English words with videos)” is now on au smart pass.

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December 10, 2011.EnglishCentral press release for Turkey Office opening is published, you may find it here.

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November 18, 2011. EnglishCentral, Inc. today announced the launch of the Turkish version and opening of Turkey Office.

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June 8, 2011. Brother Industries, a global corporation that generates more than 75% revenue overseas through 40 branches across countries and regions, introduces “EnglishCentral” to their employees for English language training. The article is written on Nikkei Shinbun 6/8 local business section. The Japanese version of press release is here.

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May 11, 2011. EnglishCentral, Inc. today announced the launch of the Korean version of its break-through online service. EnglishCentral makes improving one’s English skills fun and effective by turning popular web videos into powerful language learning experiences. Read full release

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March 31, 2011. EnglishCentral’s blog is launched. The blog will highlight the developments on EnglishCentral and build community through posts by staff and EnglishCentral members.

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March 16-19, 2011. EnglishCentral attended the Annual 2011 TESOL conference in New Orleans. Presented on the development of EnglishCentral and using EnglishCentral for remedial pronunciation work.

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January 29, 2011. Russell Stannard of Teacher Training Videos lists EnglishCentral as one of the top 5 sites for English language teachers.

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November 20, 2010. EnglishCentral is featured by Dr. Charles Browne as part of his presentation on the Importance of Vocabulary in Authentic Videos at the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) conference in Nagoya, Japan.

  • Academic Presentation by Dr. Charles Browne: The Importance of Vocabulary in Authentic Videos.
  • Commercial Presentation by Dr. Charles Browne: Learning English via Authentic Video.
  • “Best of JALT” Wine and Cheese Party Hosted by EnglishCentral
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November 10, 2010. NTT Investment Partners and EnglishCentral Form an Alliance to Provide Online English Language Training in Japan. See NTT release, and associated article in TechCrunch.

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September 9, 2010. AERA English’s November issue previews EnglishCentral Premium version.

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August 8, 2010. EnglishCentral is featured in a study at the JASELE conference in Osaka, Japan given by Professor Ikuyo Ryobe, detailing her students’ experiences using EnglishCentral in her classroom at Kyoto Sangyo University in Japan.

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August 3, 2010. EnglishCentral participates at the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology conference in Yokohama, Japan. EnglishCentral is featured in two presentations at this conference at LET:

    • Professor Tetsuo Kimura of Niigata Seiryo University presents the results of his trial with over 70 students comparing EnglishCentral with 9 other online learning solutions: “Learning spoken English with a new web-based CALL system using speech recognition and popular video clips.
    • Yuji Tanabe, Professor of Senshu University and Dr. Charles Browne, Professor of Meiji Gakuin University: “Use of Authentic Videos in and out of the CALL Lab for Developing Practical Vocabulary Skills Theoretical Considerations.

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May 29, 2010EnglishCentral participates at the Japan Association of Language Teacher Conference (JALT-CALL) in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Charles Browne, Professor at Meiji Gakuin University, gives two presentations related to English Central, at JALT-CALL, the largest computer assisted language learning (CALL) conference in Japan:

    • ‘Comprehending Authentic Video: The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary’
    • ‘Language acquisition via authentic video: An English Central user session’
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April 25, 2010. Larry Ferlazzo, reviews EnglishCentral’s latest teacher tools and calls EnglishCentral “the best site – period – for English language learners.”

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April, 24, 2010Kaplan Japan President Makoto Ishiwata recommends EnglishCentral to his students for their English self-study.

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March 30, 2010. EnglishCentral Named one of Top 10 Start-Ups for 2009. The Venture Capital Journal (VCJ), published by Thompson Reuters, names EnglishCentral as one of the top 10 start-ups for 2009.

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November 21, 2009Aera English launches “Aera TV” on EnglishCentral. Aera TV runs on EnglishCentral and includes intriguing exclusive interview videos supplemented with monthly features in the Aera English magazine, a popular magazine for language learners published by Asahi-Shinbun group.

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November 21, 2009. Waseda UniversityProfessor, Yasunari Harada, and the EnglishCentral engineering team, present the results of EnglishCentral’s trial at Waseda University in a paper entitled “Evaluating the Use of Speech Recognition in CALL Systems” (including detailed analysis of EnglishCentral’s speech recognition performance) at The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers conference at Waseda University.

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November 18, 2009Larry Ferlazzo names EnglishCentral #1 on his list of “The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students – 2009”, a popular blog on English language learning.

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November 17, 2009ALC launches a channel featuring EnglishCentral from its popular Alcom World portal.

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September 14, 2009. EnglishCentral establishes its Japanese subsidiary (EnglishCentral KK) and launches its Beta product in Japan.

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