Online teacher or Teacherpreneur?

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Are you an online independent teacher or a “teacherpreneur“? If you are, don’t think that EnglishCentral isn’t suitable for you to use. We actually cater to both big schools and universities as well as the individual teacher who may be teaching online or at their home or office. EnglishCentral offers academic discounted pricing to individual […]

The Problem with English Writing Instruction


A friend of mine wanted to join a PhD program in Applied Linguistics. He hoped to become a linguist, and to work on developing second language reading and writing instruction. He had a meeting with a leading professor in the field, and asked him about the current state of second language writing research. The professor’s […]

Giving Students More Control: Learning 3.0


I call what Alan November advocates, “Learning 3.0”. (see the video below) It is about giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential. THIS is schooling, learning, education and whatever sticker you want to […]

Ed Tech Predictions for 2015


It’s never easy to predict the future but we thought we’d take a shot at it. Also share some other recent articles predicting what will happen in the realm of educational technology in 2015.  So here it goes…. 1.  mLearning will finally be fully embraced by schools/teachers.  TechCrunch thinks the same. Think “snackable” learning.  Just […]

Educational Technology: Then & Now

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EnglishCentral is a leader in the use of educational technology and in particular video for language learning. It’s exciting, so new.  But it is useful for us when developing new technology, to remind ourselves how far we’ve come, so we may better orient towards where we are heading. Technology has been used in education since […]

Learning and Teaching Online: 3 Myths Busted


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


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  ( 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


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?


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 […]


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