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 […]

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 […]

2 Million & counting ….

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Video based language learning helps students so much!  Not only do students better their reading and listening skills but on EnglishCentral they can practice speaking and receive instant feedback.  The “Full Monty”, using the world’s best videos that really motivate learners. On EnglishCentral, Watching = Reading + Listening + Speaking It’s incredible how far we’ve come. Onward […]

A perfect listening lesson

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Listening is a highly important skill for students to practice. Last week in this post – “The Ears Have It“, we elaborated on how research outlines just how important our ears are. This week as a follow up, let’s go over the delivery of a perfect listening lesson. There can be multiple stages to a […]

The Ears Have It

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The power of immediate feedback Our ears are amazing. Truly.  Too often the visual dominates and these small things on the sides of our head, get short shrift. However, researchers are realizing just how much they are the key to learning a language both when young and later on in life. We are learning that […]

Listen To Student Recordings!

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Have you ever wondered about listening to your student’s work on EnglishCentral? Well now you can. We are now enabling teachers to listen to their students’ recordings.  It’s marvellous, it’s outstanding, it’s amazing. Here’s how you try it out. (you also can now view what words your students have learned/studied and the history of what […]

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