Cambridge University Vocabulary Corpus and EnglishCentral

Learning vocabulary in a foreign language can at times seem an insurmountable task. Estimates differ as to the actual number of words in English, but a recent one suggested there are at least 600,000 word families. Research shows that most native speakers make do with just 20 to 30,000 of these words, and life itself […]

Video Learning/Teaching Revolution

Our Director of Education recently spoke at a few conferences about “The Video learning/teaching revolution”.    Here is his presentation with quite a few examples of EnglishCentral videos highlighted.  Also includes some best practices and tips for using video in the classroom. Click on the images to go to video examples.

Learning Vocabulary

EnglishCentral is a leader in helping students learn the words they need to successfully communicate.   Students can both study words in the context of the video and learn vocabulary immersively (an extensive approach)  or study words in depth through wordlists/quizzes (intensive approach). Here is a quick video screencast showing all the ways to build […]