Learning and Teaching Online: 3 Myths Busted

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Language learning technology is a growing and often standard part of most school curriculum. Students and teachers alike are taking advantage of online tools, websites, apps to support their language learning and teaching goals. A recent NCES survey stated that over 51% of all teachers in the US now use some form of curriculum based software. […]

EnglishCentral launches with Siwon School Max

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Boston, USA and Seoul, S.Korea EnglishCentral launches with Siwon School Max in Korea Over 3,500 subscribers in the 1st month of launch. EnglishCentral and Siwon School today announced that Siwon School Max  (www.siwonschoolmax.com) launched in Korea last month has attracted over 3,500 paying members in its first month. Siwon School Max targets beginner learners who […]

EnglishCentral & Moodle

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EnglishCentral is always innovating and keeping up with the times. In that vein, we will soon be launching our own moodle.  We’ll be doing this as part of our attendance at the Moodle Moot Japan, March 2nd and 3rd, 2013. It will be a great weekend of showcasing our new Moodle and how schools and […]

Windows 7 Low Volume Problem Fix

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There is a problem on EnglishCentral that PC users with Windows 7 and IE 7 or Firefox browsers  may experience: the volume when recording goes very low on videos. It is frustrating but after recording a line, suddenly the volume will become very low. It is actually a problem with Windows 7 and its audio […]

R U Online? R U Really Readin?

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The N.Y. Times article below describes different sides of the reading debate regarding online vs books. A nice general read highlighting both arguements (though missing some points I believe). Also, I don’t think it should be a debate of “either / or”. Both have their merits and are necessary. Youth today, read online and there […]

The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary

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Dr. Charles Browne, the EnglishCentral pedagogical advisor, recently gave a talk relating the importance of learning high frequency vocabulary through authentic video. Here’s his presentation and notes. Lots of sterling ideas. Kotesol plenary2011 View more presentations from Engllish Central Plenary Address: Comprehending Authentic Video: The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary Although there are now many […]

Revolution X 2

EnglishCentral is unique because we are riding the coat tails of not one but two revolutions. The first revolution is the video learning revolution. That no longer is learning just from a book or in a classroom. The second revolution is coming on strong – speech recognition. We are now able to talk to our […]

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