EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ Assessment System

EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ system assesses learners’ speaking ability as a combination of 3 elements: Pronunciation Score Fluency Score Completion Pronunciation Score previously measured learners’ speech across  40 phonemes. In its latest version, Intellispeech℠  measures performance across all 64,000 possible triphones (combinations of phonemes).  This change dramatically improves the accuracy of the system.   Fluency Score is still […]

VNPT and EnglishCentral Partner in Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam  October 11, 2017  – Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), one of the largest telco providers in Vietnam with more than 80 million mobile subscribers,  today announced the launch of its version of the EnglishCentral Service in Vietnam under the brand “MyEnglish“. The launch this year is the 1st phase in the partnership […]

Classi to launch EnglishCentral for High Schools in Japan

  Classi Partnership brings EnglishCentral to over 770,000 students in Japan Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019  – EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, will become a default option on Classi’s cloud- based learning platform, expanding EnglishCentral’s reach to over 2,000 schools and 770,000 students in the K-12 market in Japan. Started in […]

Kyoto Sangyo University Adopts EnglishCentral Campus-wide

All incoming Freshman to use EnglishCentral in Blended Learning Program Tokyo, Japan – April 25th, 2017 –  EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced that Kyoto Sangyo University has adopted EnglishCentral for all incoming freshman, over 6,000 students, taking the compulsory “General English” class starting this year.   EnglishCentral will be used […]

EnglishCentral and the Japanese University Entrance Exams

EnglishCentral gains momentum in Japan as speaking becomes a key component of the Japanese University Entrance Exam. In January of 2017, like every year in Japan, over 570,000 students assemble to take Japan’s national  University Entrance Examination.    This year, on January 15, the day before the test,  EnglishCentral was featured in an article on the […]

Japan Professional Soccer Team Adopts EnglishCentral for Learning English

Albirex Niigata Singapore Players Learn English Online with EnglishCentral Video Lessons and 1-on-1 Lessons with Tutors Tokyo, Japan – January 31, 2017 – EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, announced its 2017 sponsorship of the Japanese soccer team,  Albirex Niigata Singapore, the only Japanese professional soccer team based outside of Japan.  As […]

Leading Japanese Educational Publisher Makes Strategic Investment in EnglishCentral

Leveraging New Opportunity for Improving the Speaking Proficiency of English Language Learners as Japan Reforms Its University Entrance Exams ARLINGTON, MA – December 21, 2016 –  EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced a multi-million  strategic investment from Kirihara Shoten K.K., the leading provider of high school textbook products and services […]

EnglishCentral Improves Test Scores at Japanese University

EnglishCentral is used by many students seeking to improve their scores on standardized English language tests such as the TOEIC, TOEFL, OPIc, IELTS and many more. Recently EnglishCentral undertook a study with university age students in Japan to determine just how effective EnglishCentral is in improving test scores using EnglishCentral over a 10 week period. The results […]

The Minister of Communications of Japan Tries Out EnglishCentral at an Elementary School in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN– September 23, 2016 – EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, participated with the Japan’s Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications, Sanae Takaichi, as she inspected an English class at a Tokyo Elementary School as part of the Ministry’s  plan to promote the use of information technology in the classroom called “Creating […]

EnglishCentral Wins Golden App Award

EnglishCentral App Wins at Russian Golden App Awards English Conversation Solution Honored for Its Unique Ability to Integrate Video Self-Study With One-on-One Online Tutoring ARLINGTON, MA–(July24th , 2016) –  EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced that it has launched its web version in the Russian market. The EnglishCentral mobile app has been […]