Featured Video: How the Christmas Tree Came to Be

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‘Tis the season to be jolly and why shouldn’t we be happy when it’s Christmas season! Yey! This is probably one of the most celebrated holidays around the world because kids all over the world get gifts while adults get all the love they could get. Why do we celebrate Christmas? For Christians, December 25 […]

Holiday Study

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December holidays are a topic of immense interest to students and teachers around the world.  Our holiday vocabulary course offers the top 100 holiday season related vocabulary that students can study and learn using our unique vocabulary course methodology. Students learn the words in context and speak the videos.  Here’s the PDF of the wordlist […]

“Language In Use” videos

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We are always improving and looking for better ways to provide learners and teachers with video lessons that can best help them.  We think our new video lesson series which highlights important language functions, does just that. The videos provide learners with real, highly contextualized examples of common language functions –  students are now able […]

EnglishCentral webinar: Dec. 12th

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{ The webinar is now over.  To see the recording please visit this link} December 12th at 4:00pm in Japan (GMT+9 or see your local time),  Dr. Charles Browne will hold a special webinar outlining the features and tools of EnglishCentral.  He’ll explain  how it works and what the pedagogy is behind the learning tools. […]

Featured Video: Growing Up: What Do We Fear?

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If I had it my way, I’d stay a kid forever. When I was about to reach my 20th birthday, I got a little panicky. I do NOT want to get older. I don’t want to face the realities of this world. I do not want adult responsibilities. I just, I do not want to […]

Install, Activate, Explore

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Ken’s Dating Tips

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Dating is a great topic to use in the English language classroom. It elicits a lot of conversation and everyone will have an opinion. Here is a great video and worksheet:  Ken’s Dating Tips.    Go through the video and see if students agree with Ken’s tips.  Complete the worksheet and share new tips.   […]

Featured Video: What’s in a Name?

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First impressions last. Sometimes, your first name can give more than just an impression. We might not notice it but people sometimes judge other people not because of their looks but because of their name. It doesn’t sound too important but Richard Wiseman,  a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire says, “Your name […]

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