EnglishCentral Introduces GoLive! English Language Teaching Platform for Mobile at TESOL 2016
Offering Schools a Custom Mobile Teaching Platform With Built-in Live Tutoring to Increase Students’ Conversational Fluency; CEO Alan Schwartz to Speak on Mobile Language Learning on April 7
BALTIMORE, MD–(Marketwired – Apr 5, 2016) – TESOL 2016 — EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, announced that it will be introducing a new mobile version of its EnglishCentral GoLive! platform at the Annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo on April 5-8, 2016. Attendees are invited to come by EnglishCentral’s booth (#727) to see a demonstration of this new online tutoring product for both Android and IOS mobile devices and learn how we uniquely help students learn English.
In addition, EnglishCentral’s CEO Alan Schwartz will be speaking at the conference on mobile assisted language learning on Thursday, April 7th at 4 pm in Room #326. He will discuss how mobile learning is transforming traditional language education.
GoLive! is a complete English language online course creation platform that allows schools to supplement their class curriculum with live conversation practice for their students. EnglishCentral’s GoLive! provides students with an extensive library of interactive and engaging video lessons and customized video courses blended to a school’s existing courses and class textbooks, designed specifically to increase conversational fluency.
“We are delighted schools can now use our new GoLive! Product for mobile in conjunction with our customized video courses,” said Alan Schwartz, Founder & CEO of EnglishCentral. “We’ve had millions of users around the world use our web platform, and now 500,000 of them have tried our mobile apps since their launch this year. This new product is a great way for schools to get students speaking more by using mobile devices.”
EnglishCentral’s analysis of students using its mobile product show that students make progress two times faster when they are able to practice from their mobile devices. The new GoLive! product now allows students to add live 1:1 tutoring from mobile and make faster progress to conversational fluency.
“We truly believe in the power of blended learning,” said David Deubelbeiss, Director of Education at EnglishCentral. “Our priority is supporting schools with customized courses that are mapped to their existing curriculum. Students get extra practice matching what they are learning in class with a teacher. We believe that is the future — great content and a great online experience that supports in-class learning.”
EnglishCentral currently provides its learning platform, which includes its proprietaryIntellispeech(SM) speech assessment system, to over 2 million users each month in over 100 countries, and over 400 schools & universities. Leading schools include, Kyoto Sangyo University in Japan, Arizona State University (ASU) in the U.S., Corporacion Unificada Nacional in Colombia, Casa Thomas Jefferson in Brazil and Bahcesehir University in Turkey.
The largest event of its kind worldwide, the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo features more than 900 sessions on a wide range of topics presented by more than 1000 speakers representing 50 different countries. Topics include language testing and assessment, technology in language learning, bilingual education, education standards, and refugee and immigration concerns. In addition, the English Language Expo will feature more than 120 exhibitors offering some of the finest products and services for English language educators and their classrooms.
EnglishCentral turns popular web videos into powerful language learning experiences for both self-study and one-on-one tutoring, providing a complete platform for practicing English conversation online. EnglishCentral has been adopted in over 400 universities worldwide and has partnered with the world’s largest private and online English language schools, including Open English in Latin America, UOL in Brazil, NTT Learning in Japan, and Meten in China. The company is backed by investors including Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Valor Capital, Stonebridge Investment and SK Telecom Ventures. For more information, visit www.englishcentral.com, add us on Facebook/EnglishCentral or follow us on Twitter at @EnglishCentral1.
- Ivy Peters