Using EnglishCentral "directly" in the Classroom

I’m a big believer in “sharing” video. Videos are the new “stories” that we might share around the classroom campfire. They are perfect vehicles for prompting language discussion, highlighting grammar/vocab. teaching points and contextualizing language use. So I hope teachers will use EnglishCentral directly in their classroom if they can and do have a projector/screen. […]

How we learn "words"

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 […]

Getting corrective feedback

EnglishCentral isn’t just based on engaging students with current and “fun” content videos. That’s only the half of it. We also are based on some strong research (read this review for the academic treatment) that both supports the need of English language learners to get a lot of language input AND be able to notice […]

The Video Revolution

Chris Anderson, the curator of TED, talks about how we no longer are part of the Gutenberg revolution but a “video” revolution. The world is dramatically changing as we are able to “face to face” with others around the world. Video is catching up with print regarding scaling – dispersal far and wide. He makes […]

VOA daily news

Voice Of America (VOA) has been helping language learners for years, also helping them keep up with events around the world. Now you can get their daily news updates/reports on EnglishCentral! It is a great service and combination. Get your news and at the same time use the powerful tools of EnglishCentral to help you […]