August 2014 Newsletter

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Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, We hope you like our new looking newsletter.  It will be ready for reading every first Monday of the month. We’ll be doing our best to keep you informed with important information about EnglishCentral and also using technology in your classroom.  Join our Facebook group for teachers and get more involved!   […]

Why Use EnglishCentral: Our Pedagogical Foundation

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We get a lot of inquires about our “pedagogy” – basically a question asking, “Tell me more about why EnglishCentral works.”  A valid and important question to be answered for all those thinking about adopting EnglishCentral. Here is an infographic outlining our basic pedagogical principles.  We also highly recommend taking a look at our Academic […]

Practice Makes Fluency

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Despite hours and hours of school, many students don’t end up speaking English very well.  There are many possible reasons that revolve around poor instruction and materials:  too much focus on vocabulary study, over reliance on textbooks and purely educational materials, high student affective filters, no purposeful use of the language, over emphasis on testing […]

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 […]

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