Embed & Share EC Video Lessons!

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It is easy to share on social media (twitter, google+, facebook) and also embed EnglishCentral video lessons on your own webpage, blog, school lms or wiki. The embed symbol is located under every video lesson.  Click this symbol and then copy and paste the code to embed the video.   Also share on social media […]

Auto Premium

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We’ve made a change that will be helpful to many schools and teachers using our Premium Academic service. Now when students visit your class page (URL) and enroll – they will automatically be given a Premium seat from your account.  The seat counter will then show one less seat available in the Teacher Tools. So […]

Reports On EnglishCentral

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One of the hardest parts of a teacher’s job is assessment. It takes time, energy and a lot of organization and thought.  Here at EnglishCentral, we use technology to make that job much simpler for the teacher. We are very proud of the reporting features on EnglishCentral. Teachers set goals for students, students study the […]

Grading On EnglishCentral

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When students speak a video lesson on EnglishCentral, we give them a speaking grade.  The grade is cumulative and as students speak, we grade the lines and compile a grade.  After a student finishes recording the whole video, the grade is final (but can be improved upon by repeating lines). We’ve recently changed the distribution […]

EnglishCentral Pedagogy: Noticing The Gap

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Hi everyone! Charlie here! I’m EnglishCentral’s Chief Linguist and Pedagogy advisor and as you may or may not know, much of what we do here at EC is based on key principles and research findings in the area of second language acquisition. One of the most important ones that informs the way we implement our […]

Speak the whole video!

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We have two basic settings for speaking our videos. 1. Focused speaking where you speak only the lines with words you studied in LEARN 2. Non focused speaking where students speak the whole video. This is for both videos lessons not in a course or in a course.   It is easy to select either […]

Using EnglishCentral To Teach English At Your School

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Often, many teachers get intimidated by technology and using it with students.  With EnglishCentral, we take this fear away. Students have most of the control and setting up your class on our free Learning Management System (Teacher Tools) is a simple affair. Plus, all teachers have access to helpful video tutorials, guides and staff. Don’t […]

Setting Goals for your students

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We really encourage teachers to set goals for their students. It can really motivate them to study and also teachers can track student goal achievement by week or month in the Reports (using the Overall Grade Report). We recommend the following goals / week. We’ve improved our goal setting this week by allowing teachers to […]

We’ve got a “facelift”

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It’s summer time and who doesn’t want to look good in the summer? We’ve just “come out” with an improved, clean and functional look. Please take a look, we know you’ll improve. Here are some of the highlights. 1. Better browsing of our huge library of 1,000s of videos for learning English. Search by difficulty […]

Two New Starter Courses

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We have two new “completely free” Starter Courses in our Course Library. Celebrities and Guinness World Records. Both will be available soon as full courses for your study/teaching pleasure! What is a “Starter Course”? A Starter Course is a free way to preview our full length courses. The show you exactly what you can expect […]

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