EnglishCentral Gets Even Better!

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We are super excited about our latest release. A new look and dynamic interface will improve the user experience of all teachers and students. In addition, students now get a free level test. Just click the button beside any video and schedule a convenient time. Students will get a Level Test Report  and a recommended study […]

The Importance Of Pronunciation For Language Learners

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Pronunciation is very much a “must” skill for any English language learner.  There are many important reasons all students need to focus on correct form and pronunciation. Here are 3 very important ones. 1.  Perceived Competence.    Many native speakers will think a second language English speaker has a low level of fluency if their […]

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 […]

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