“Personal” language learning online

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This video highlights several problems with language learning today.  Most importantly that the way most classes are taught online or off is just too damn impersonal, the learner is lost in the crowd and becomes just one among many. Language learning to be effective must be very personal and related to the needs, interests, background […]

Web 2.0 and Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan Overview There are over a billion English as a foreign or second language learners worldwide. In the United States alone it is estimated that over 25% of […]

What’s Your Learning Style?

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Your learning style will tell you a lot about how you should study. Here outlined are the basic 4 types (known as VARK): Visual Auditory Reading & Writing Kinestetic More and more, learners are becoming “Digital” and enjoying learning through their eyes/ears  and fully across the many styles. Multi-modal learning. So don’t think you are […]

Narrow Watching – the new way to learn English

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I’ve written a lot (some would say I’m obsessed) about the major role input plays in language acquisition. Here’s one previous post outlining this precious focus / principle. But I’m not a fan of extensive reading. Yes, it works but I don’t think it is the input students really need. Let me explain. As part […]

Being Bilingual

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EnglishCentral really wants to cheerlead those wishing to become bilingual. And especially the parents ensuring their children will grow up bilingual. The benefits are so many. these include; increased job opportunity and career earnings better school and college performance a wider social circle and awareness increased cognitive ability (which continues into old age) more empathetic […]

EnglishCentral isn’t just for learning “English”

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We are always surprised (and delighted) to hear from members using EnglishCentral in ways other than to learn English. It goes to show that good technology, smart ideas reach much further than their first purpose. Here are a few other ways others are using EnglishCentral as a study tool. 1. As a way to improve […]

Video Course Overview

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Our new video courses are taking teaching and learning English to a new level. We really think this structured, sequenced approach is super motivating and really focuses students on the vocabulary, phrasing, language that they need to learn. Here is a brief overview of Our Course Catalog and Offerings How to add courses to your […]

Tips For Self Directed Learning

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Here at EnglishCentral, we encourage YOU the learner, to take control of your studies. You are driving the language bus and know what is best for yourself. Here is a nice presentation highlighting our Top 12 Tips for self directed learning. Some cool videos there too – to get you thinking…. .prezi-player { width: 550px; […]

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