Download the EnglishCentral App

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Our app is sooooo “app”etizing!  Students are much more engaged and can learn on the go, anytime, anywhere. So we are holding a campaign to get our membership and in particular students in classes to download the app and go mobile. We’d love schools and teachers to inform all their students to download the app. […]

EnglishCentral Academic

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EnglishCentral offers students  a great way to learn English – on the web or with our app. However, many don’t know that we also offer schools and teachers a unique platform for teaching.  It’s easy to get started, teachers simply sign up on our Academic page, create a school and class, then  start choosing the video […]

Listen In Feature. Major Improvements

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We are happy to announce that our “Listen In” feature in the teacher LMS has a new user experience.  Now you can listen in to all student recordings, whether done in the mobile app or on the web. You can easily play students’ recordings from the Teacher Tools or download them as mp3 files.   […]

Why Use EnglishCentral?

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EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication. There are a number of case studies here.   Also on this blog, many articles describing our approach – a few of note here. See below, a brief powerpoint […]

Rankings

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We are always amazed at how dedicated so many of our members are.  It’s easy to get an indication of how other members use EnglishCentral if you go to our ranking page – http://www.englishcentral.com/rankings (you’ll have to be signed in). As you can see from the chart below, we have some members who’ve watched EVERY video […]

Easy Listening

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Did you know that you can learn English with songs on EnglishCentral? Music is something everyone enjoys and it’s a powerful way to learn or teach English.  The music video lessons produced on EnglishCentral are specially chosen so they are slow, repetitive and meaningful for English language learning. Also, just plain great songs! Here’s our  list […]

Mobile Assisted Language Learning

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We recently presented on MALL (mobile assisted language learning) at the TESOL 2016 conference in Baltimore. For those who attended (or even those just plain interested), here are the slides from our presentation on this very interesting and important topic. More and more, students are doing all their online learning through a mobile device and we […]

Introducing GoLive! Mobile

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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 […]

4 User Benefits Of Great Mobile Apps

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This article by our CEO recently appeared here in Getting Smart, a leading online journal about elearning. Your average U.S. student spends 8 to 10 hours per day on a mobile phone. Most of that is of course social media, not “mobile assisted learning” in any traditional sense. The challenge for EdTech providers is to grab even […]

Nine research facts about L2 phonology teaching and learning that every teacher should know

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Originally posted on The Language Gym:
1. Introduction In the last three weeks I have been researching L2 phonology acquisition as the teaching of pronunciation and decoding skills is one of my performance management targets for this year. This post, written in collaboration with Steve Smith of http://www.frenchteacher.net and Dylan Viñales of Garden International School,…