Narrow Watching – the new way to learn English

I’ve written a lot (some would say I’m obsessed) about the major role input plays in language acquisition. Here’s one previous post outlining this precious focus / principle. But I’m not a fan of extensive reading. Yes, it works but I don’t think it is the input students really need. Let me explain. As part […]

11th METU Conference – Ankara

EnglishCentral will be at the 11th METU Conference in Ankara, Turkey – May 31 to June 02.  If attending, please drop by our booth and say hello! We’ll be busy supporting our existing schools and programs in Turkey as well as highlighting how we are doing things differently and transforming the way students learn English. […]

Facebook For Teachers

We have a wonderful EnglishCentral Facebook page. It’s a great place/way to get new content and news on EnglishCentral.  We’d like to do the same with our teacher base and have started a facebook group for EnglishCentral Teachers. If you are a teacher please join the group, network with other teachers using EnglishCentral and find out […]

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New Tutorials for Teachers

We now have video tutorials available to all teachers in their teacher tools. Simply click on the Video Tutorial icon and get a series of videos showing you how to use the features on that page/tab of the teacher tools. We’ll be adding more so come back for refreshers! Get all the these by looking […]

Learn English With Obama and Steve Jobs

We are happy to introduce a new series of courses, the “Learn with” series. The first two courses are launched on our course catalog  and ready to be studied. First up is Learn English With Steve Jobs.  Steve Jobs is a fascinating man, full of interesting ideas, opinions and actions. Learn English while learning from […]

Being Bilingual

EnglishCentral really wants to cheerlead those wishing to become bilingual. And especially the parents ensuring their children will grow up bilingual. The benefits are so many. these include; increased job opportunity and career earnings better school and college performance a wider social circle and awareness increased cognitive ability (which continues into old age) more empathetic […]

Study Vocabulary with a cliplist

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 […]

Your Account Page

Your account page is where you go to control all your settings on EnglishCentral. In one handy place you can: 1. Change your name/password and profile photo 2. Control email contact by EnglishCentral 3. Become “invisible’ on our public rankings 4. Change your vocabulary/video language level 5. Upgrade your account to that of a teacher […]

EnglishCentral isn’t just for learning “English”

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 […]