How Can I Improve My Vocabulary Knowledge?

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One of the biggest challenges for many language learners is studying new vocabulary. No matter how much a second language learner studies, there always seems to be more strange or unfamiliar words. Vocabulary is an extremely difficult area of language to study because the process of actually “knowing” a word is complex.  On EnglishCentral, we […]

Holiday Vocabulary

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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 over the holiday season. Learning doesn’t stop just because the class door is closed! . Students learn the words in context and speak […]

Teachers: Take A Joyride

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We realize that sometimes it might be overwhelming, all the new stuff teachers can do on EnglishCentral. So don’t worry, we’ve created a nice tour, a joyride that will walk you through all the functionality of our LMS (Learning Management System). [ Download the presentation] Follow the steps and learn from A to Z, all […]

December 2014 Newsletter

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Dear Teachers We are very excited about all our new content and especially our mobile apps that are just around the content. Unwrap a lot of great resources and content below!  M-Learning Apps (Beta) We will soon be launching our full set of apps for Android and iOS. They are just around the corner!  We’d […]

How can I Improve my Listening Skills?

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In a previous blog post, I tried to answer the question: “What is listening skill?” To briefly review, listening is a holistic process, where a listener’s experiences, preferences and comprehension work together to construct an understanding. No two people will understand what they hear in exactly the same way, because no two people have exactly […]

Featured Video: Thanksgiving Is for Family

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Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It is a day for families to get together, share a home-cooked meal and give thanks for the blessings that they received for the year. Click on the image to find out what these families are grateful for this Thanksgiving and build your vocabulary […]

What is Listening Skill?

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Learning to listen in a second language can be frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You begin to study the language. Soon, you make friends with people who also speak the language. You spend time together. Eventually, you can have conversations in the second […]

Teachers are students too!

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It’s good to be reminded of the fact that teachers are students too. On EnglishCentral we haven’t forgotten and have specially designed our platform so that teachers (with a teacher’s account) can both view, study and enroll in their own classes. Classes that learn together, stay together! There are millions of NNESTs (non native English […]

Educational Technology: Then & Now

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EnglishCentral is a leader in the use of educational technology and in particular video for language learning. It’s exciting, so new.  But it is useful for us when developing new technology, to remind ourselves how far we’ve come, so we may better orient towards where we are heading. Technology has been used in education since […]

Top Tips To Learn A Language

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It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”. We have to find what works for us. However, along the way, […]

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