Why schools and online platforms so often fail

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It’s back to school time for many students and teachers. Time to learn. Time to set some goals, get some grades. But we have to ask ourselves and be honest with ourselves.  When it comes to English language class or any language class – are students really “making the grade”? Yes, dear parent. It’s true. […]

Giving Students More Control: Learning 3.0


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 […]

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 […]

Why do students hate learning English?


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 […]

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 […]

The Future Is Blended Learning


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 […]

Mobile Learning Best Practices

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EnglishCentral  has released its Android and iOS apps to big applause! Find, download and install them HERE. Mobile learning definitely adds a lot and the convenient access will mean more engagement by students and more learning! Teachers need to think of a number of important things when adding mobile learning to the school’s curriculum. This article […]

Blended Learning: Best Practices


The webinar is now over. You can view the recording HERE. Big thanks to all who attended and all the many fine questions.  Additional resources and download the ppt HERE. ………………………………………………………………. On Monday July 7th, 11am EST (view your local time), David Deubelbeiss our Director of Education will present on blended learning. He’ll share advice […]

Custom Courses. You be the author!


Here at EnglishCentral we pride ourselves on how we work closely with schools and teachers.  We daily spend hour upon hour communicating with school programs and addressing the needs of their teaching staff and students. One vital element in this dynamic is building custom courses for our Academi Premium schools.  We advocate as a best […]

Let’s Learn: K – 12 Curriculum


We are pleased to announce the release of our K-12 video courses: Let’s Learn.   We are sure schools around the world will see the effectiveness and motivational power of this video based language learning content. Blended learning is taking off throughout K-12 as the authors outline in this comprehensive study. EnglishCentral is leading the […]


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