Interview with Philip Shawcross, author of Flightpath

About Philip Shawcross Philip Shawcross has been working in Aviation English since 1972, as a language trainer, technical trainer and technical English consultant for Airbus, Aerospatiale, Air France, and others. He is the creator of docWise, a CD-ROM training programme for using aircraft maintenance documentation, and led a team developing web-based pilot and ATCO language […]

Student Email Notifications

Teacher student communication is important  in the face to face classroom or the online class. Without clear communication, tasks and assignments don’t get done in a timely fashion, learning is impeded and students get confused. So we are happy to introduce a better way to communicate with students regarding their EnglishCentral assignments and study – Class Announcement […]

My Class Page Changes

We recently made design changes to improve the My Class page.  A new look and feel which will allow us to go fully HTML5 for faster loading and an improved user experience.  There are no changes for teachers nor any change in functionality. Just a new look.  We sent out an email notification to all […]

Listen In Feature. Major Improvements

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.   […]

Rankings

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 […]

EnglishCentral Study Tips

We have a lot that students can do on EnglishCentral.   Many students don’t find out what they can do beyond Watch | Learn | Speak | Quiz of the videos. Here’s a few suggestions to help students  learning English on our world leading platform. #1  Speak the whole video!  We set our player with […]

Teachers now can get Go Live! & Level Test Reports

Schools have started using our Go Live! 1 – 1 Tutor service, providing valuable extra speaking practice for students about specific video lessons. Also using our free level test, available to all registered students. Now teachers are able to get reports about their students’ tutor sessions. They can see when students have scheduled sessions and […]

EnglishCentral on TV Tokyo: A Wave of Change Hits English Education

EnglishCentral got some very nice publicity last week around our acquisition of Langrich, a company focused on 1:1 live tutoring in Japan.  The coverage on TV Tokyo did a great job comparing our online learning platform — which includes our speech recognition technology (Intellispeech℠) for self-learning as well as our new GoLive! tutoring — to […]

EnglishCentral’s IntelliSpeech℠ Technology

  EnglishCentral’s  “special sauce” has always been our  internally developed IntelliSpeech℠ assessment technology.    What teachers appreciate is how IntelliSpeech℠ motivates students to speak outside of the classroom.  Students appreciate the instant feedback and the game dynamic of trying to improve their speaking grade. EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ system assesses learners’ speaking ability as a combination of […]

Online teacher or Teacherpreneur?

Are you an online independent teacher or a “teacherpreneur“? If you are, don’t think that EnglishCentral isn’t suitable for you to use. We actually cater to both big schools and universities as well as the individual teacher who may be teaching online or at their home or office. EnglishCentral offers academic discounted pricing to individual […]