Giving Students More Control: Learning 3.0

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I call what Alan November advocates, “Learning 3.0″. (see the video below) It is about giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential. THIS is schooling, learning, education and whatever sticker you want to […]

How is your language awareness?

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Jack Richards is a big name in the world of English language learning and teaching. In the video below from Cambridge University Press (an EnglishCentral partner), he discusses a number of things that learners need to be able to do well so they continue to develop. He reviews the research of Richard Schmidt who developed theories […]

EnglishCentral Introduces Phoneme Speech Feedback in Mobile Apps

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BOSTON, MA , March 27, 2015 –  EnglishCentral, the global leader in combining speech assessment technology with online video English education, announced today the availability of phoneme speech feedback in its latest version of the mobile app. The EnglishCentral app provides an innovative learning experience for acquiring conversational English. It allows users to watch videos […]

FAQs By Teachers

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We are constantly trying to best communicate the features of EnglishCentral and especially how teachers can use the platform to make their own courses for students. We have a monthly newsletter.  We also do lots here on this blog.  As well, teachers can view our Academic Page to get vital information about the platform.  Or […]

Your Coursebook + EC

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One thing most teachers  agree on is the need for students to spend more time outside of class studying English. Even better if they are immersed in the language and not simply filling in worksheets. There simply is not enough time in the classroom for students to make significant progress unless they spend more time acquiring […]

Featured Video: How Good Is Your Eyesight?

Watch, learn and speak this video lesson to find out more about this visual test.

What one person sees may be completely different from what another person sees. Vision can be affected by many things including space, distance and color. Sometimes, the human brain can also trick people into seeing things. Recently, an interesting eye test came out and caught the attention of many. It’s not the traditional letter chart, […]

April 2015 Newsletter

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Teachers’ Newsletter:  April brings new possibilities Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, It is mid-semester or school year for many programs. A time to focus on results and the day in and day out work that helps students progress.  We are here to help our teachers and here are a few items that might be of interest.  The […]

Featured Video: Iron Man’s Cool Surprise

Watch, learn and speak this video lesson to find out more about a young fan's encounter with Iron Man.

Robert Downey Jr. is famous for his role as Iron Man, a billionaire genius in super-powered armor. Alex, a seven-year-old boy born with a partially developed arm, is a big fan of Iron Man. An organization who helps disabled children heard about Alex and enlisted the help of Robert Downey Jr. to deliver a special […]

EnglishCentral Launches the EnglishCentral iPad App

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BOSTON, MA , March 24, 2015 – EnglishCentral, the market leader in combining speech assessment technology with online English education, announced today the launch of EnglishCentral for iPad. This latest version of the app will allow English learners to practice speaking English with more than 10,000 authentic videos from the EnglishCentral library. The videos and […]

Why do students hate learning English?

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It isn’t talked about a lot by teachers or school staff but students in general hate learning English. More so than science, math, art or any other subject. Very few students run, skip, jump to get to their English class.  Sure there are some exceptions, usually because of great teachers. But generally, students loath being forced to study […]

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