Learning Language: What’s most important?

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Think about this question.  What do you think is the answer? Watch the video below. You’ll be surprised by the answer! When students learn language, too often their learning is intentional – they “learn to learn” and try hard to memorize and remember, especially lists of words and phrases.  Often this is combined with shallow […]

NEW: Teacher’s Education course

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We value teachers here at EnglishCentral.   We consider them our partners and we provide teachers with great tools to “be the publisher” and assign students great lessons that fits their  needs. Not only that but we also offer teachers the chance for ongoing professional development. Also improving fluency to “teach English in English”. To that end, […]

Why It Works: Our Top 10 Pedagogical Posts

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We spend a lot of time explaining to schools and teachers the pedagogy behind EnglishCentral. That’s good, there’s a lot that makes EC “work”. There are many research supported reasons why video,  our unique platform and “Watch” “Learn” “Speak” “Quiz” approach works. Here are the top posts on this blog outlining in more detail what […]

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 […]

What is language?

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in the beginning was the word, and the word became flesh” I was reading an old Roger Cohen’s column (I’m quite his fan, never was but recently he’s take some very intelligent and courageous stands on issues from nuclear disarmament to Palestine) Loos and Language. That was enough to take me on a this meditation […]

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 […]

5Cs of language learning success

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Ok, so you have great content for language learning like here on EnglishCentral.  Wow! Amazing videos that you actually want to view and learn with.  Super! But unfortunately that isn’t enough to make your English magically improve. You’ll have to do a number of other things well.  It’s never “what” (content) that is most important […]

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