New Pronunciation and Vocabulary Courses!

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EnglishCentral helps learners build their vocabulary and focus on improving their English pronunciation. Now, we’ve made it even better! Our new Pronunciation courses are professionally designed to match the needs of the learners specific mother tongue.  Speakers of Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and Turk will get custom courses focused on the challenges related to their […]

EnglishCentral Principles

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EnglishCentral recently attended the METU ELT Conference in Ankara, Turkey.  Our pedagogical advisor, Dr. Charles Browne  of Meiji Gakuin University in Japan gave a presentation outlining the principles supporting the use of EnglishCentral in school and university programs. Here’s his powerpoint presentation. EnglishCentral Principles View more PowerPoint from Engllish Central

Study Vocabulary with a cliplist

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Are you struggling to build a powerful vocabulary? Need to succeed at TOEIC or TOEFL? Want a powerful tool for teaching vocabulary that shows the variety of actual use and context of the word? Look no further – use the Vocabulary cliplist for a word on EnglishCentral. A cliplist is a series of lines of […]

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 […]

Your Video History

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On EnglishCentral we track everything language related that you do. This includes the videos you’ve studied or are in the process of studying. Just go to the video browse page when logged in and look at the top left part of the page. Students can see all their videos in progress and all the videos […]

Studying Vocabulary with EnglishCentral

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Vocabulary along with speaking is our strength. We track EVERY word you Watch / Speak or Learn on EnglishCentral. We offer you the ability to study vocabulary at your selected level and either the words related to the video you Watched / Spoke or words related to a topic/theme. We also have so many other […]

Study Idioms On EnglishCentral!

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Idiomatic language and “expressions” are often one of the hardest things to master in the English language. Even harder for teachers to teach idioms and expressions! Context is so important for this. But now you can do it with the amazing video “context” of EnglishCentral. Just click an idiom in the player line and get […]

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 […]

How we learn "words"

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EnglishCentral was a recent sponsor of the JALT (Japanese Association of Language Teachers) 2011 CALL conference. Charles Browne in this video lecture highlights how students learn words and gain “word knowledge” – not just remembering but also knowing about the context in which words appear, the spelling, the sounding and many other things. He offers […]

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