Amazing Facts About Video (every educator should know)

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Here are some amazing facts about video that every teacher should know, think about and understand. Video is becoming the new textbook and facts bear this out. Take a read and join the video teaching and learning revolution! Of course, view some of these facts and others on video!  Also now the 10th aniversary of […]

How are English Tests Made?

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Language tests are a concern for many students because they are tied to social and economic benefits all over the world. More and more people are required to demonstrate that they can use second and foreign languages effectively in order to advance in their careers. Because of this, language test preparation has become a big […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance. Let’s celebrate this day with our top 10 videos about love. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! 10 Romantic Ways to Say I Love You (beginner) This Valentine’s Day, learn the different ways to express your feelings for someone. The Meaning of […]

5 tech tips for learning English online

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Learning English online has some differences (but many similarities) with learning English on the street or face to face with a teacher. Here are our top 5 “tech” tips for students (and teachers). We hope they help many out there!   1. Go mobile, use apps. Yes, this simple thing makes a HUGE difference. Online […]

February 2015 EnglishCentral Newsletter

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February means “focus” Dear EnglishCentral teachers, It’s February already and for many teachers that means it is time to focus again and get ready for a new school semester or year.  It’s a perfect time to start an EnglishCentral free trial, if you haven’t already or if you have, decide about using EnglishCentral as part […]

Get More Speaking Points!

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When students use EnglishCentral, they really like our “SPEAK” mode.  Many teachers also assign “speak points” as a goal for their students to achieve each week or month. By default, when students use EnglishCentral, they speak the lines with “focus vocabulary” that are in the video. This can be 3 to 5 lines.  This allows students […]

The Future Is Blended Learning

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It’s becoming more and more evident that the future of English language learning and of education in general rests in the blended learning model.  Students learning in a regular classroom part of the week and learning with technology part of the school week. We at EnglishCentral support in class instruction and allow teachers to perfectly […]

Publishing 3.0

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When I was first teaching in the late 80s and early 90s, I dreamed of  getting and using excellent authentic content in my classes.  Textbooks at the time (and now also)  were out of date by the time they hit the classroom. VHS tapes of videos dated even quicker.  The only real content that was constantly […]

EnglishCentral Launches EnglishCentral App

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BOSTON, MA , January 14, 2014 – EnglishCentral announces today the availability of EnglishCentral mobile. Now users can learn from the complete EnglishCentral library of authentic videos when they want and where they want from their mobile devices. The App download is available from Apple’s iTunes store and the Google Play store.

How to Learn Vocabulary Naturally

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People often talk about language learning in either a foreign or second language terms. We are learning a foreign language when we study a language that we will not use in daily life. We learn a second language when we study a language that we will use regularly. So, an American university student studying Chinese […]

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