Practice makes perfect!

It’s a very old saying but so true, especially for English language learners! Practice does make perfect. The more you study, the more time you spend engaged with the English language, the better you’ll get.  It’s one tip that absolutely works and provides results. Here at EnglishCentral, we believe great videos will keep students on […]

Language: A Precious Gift

Language is what makes us human. It is a precious thing, worth all our senses and more combined. We should treasure each and every one. However, languages are disappearing and the human “ethnosphere” or may I say, “linguasphere” is eroding. Our planet is worse for this lack of linguistic diversity. In this amazing talk, anthropologist […]

What Makes a Great (Native or Non-Native Speaking) English Teacher?

Chad is an American in his early twenties. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but didn’t know what to do with his life after graduation. He got average grades in college, is reasonably smart, but lacks marketable skills. His choices after graduation are entry-level positions at a few local companies, but he doesn’t want […]

FAQs By Teachers

We are constantly trying to best communicate the features of EnglishCentral and especially how teachers can use the platform to make their own courses for students. We have a monthly newsletter.  We also do lots here on this blog.  As well, teachers can view our Academic Page to get vital information about the platform.  Or […]

Why do students hate learning English?

It isn’t talked about a lot by teachers or school staff but students in general hate learning English. More so than science, math, art or any other subject. Very few students run, skip, jump to get to their English class.  Sure there are some exceptions, usually because of great teachers. But generally, students loath being forced to study […]

How are English Tests Made?

Language tests are a concern for many students because they are tied to social and economic benefits all over the world. More and more people are required to demonstrate that they can use second and foreign languages effectively in order to advance in their careers. Because of this, language test preparation has become a big […]

What is Listening Skill?

Learning to listen in a second language can be frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You begin to study the language. Soon, you make friends with people who also speak the language. You spend time together. Eventually, you can have conversations in the second […]

Top Tips To Learn A Language

It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”. We have to find what works for us. However, along the way, […]

EnglishCentral Partners With Spot On Learning

Spot On Learning (SOL) is a Dutch based e-Learning company that provides training solutions for international businesses for which speaking English and understanding culture are essential. SOL is particularly focused on the Maritime & Offshore segment and has created with EnglishCentral several unique web and mobile solutions for that market.

Install, Activate, Explore

Constantly, most teachers have in the back of their mind the eternal question of “Why do so many students try to learn English but so few succeed in being confident, fluent speakers?” Of course, motivation and time are two big factors. You need both or the effort just fades away and nothing goes in the […]