Order Academic Seats

Schools and teachers can easily order seats or access codes from us.  If you have a small number of students, just fill out the form below (or use this direct link) and a customer representative will be in touch shortly to confirm a price and the order. It’s that easy! Schools, teachers, partners that want […]

A New English Learning Program for the Maritime and Shipping Industry

EnglishCentral, the online leader in English language learning, together with Spot On Learning, an online academy that helps professionals improve their skills in an interactive learning environment, has designed SOL Maritime: Cargo and Cargo Handling, a comprehensive course for professionals in the shipping and maritime industries. With authentic videos and engaging topics that range from […]

Why use technology to teach language?

In one word – Differentiation I have thought about this long and hard. I’m not a big proponent of using “tech for tech’s sake” or just because it is “cool” and students like it. I sympathize with the argument that we should use technology because it is such a ubiquitous part of our life/living (or that […]

Improvements to Curriculum Goal Setting and Tracking Student Progress

In March 2017, we will make some changes to how teachers set goals and students track progress on EnglishCentral. Please use the summary below as a guide as you draft your syllabus and use our teacher tools to set goals for students and track their progress through our reports:   Students can view class progress […]

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 […]

Using Video: A Teacher’s Handbook

We know that many teachers are sometimes hesitant when it comes to using video directly in their classroom, as a teaching aid.  So we’ve created this handbook full of tips, suggestions, content directed at helping teachers successfully use video in their classroom. Grab a coffee and take a read – you’ll find lots of interesting […]

New! Mobile App Vocabulary Quizzes

We’ve listened to our membership and now you can study vocabulary in a quiz with our award winning mobile app – just like on our website!  The quiz app is available in courses. Study the words for each unit of a course.  It’s a great way to increase your vocabulary and understanding of the language […]

My Perfect Classroom

“The problem with our profession is that there is too much teaching and not enough learning”. I said this recently during a discussion and I think it is such an important point to understand about “teaching” a language – that we have to get away from delivery systems that are teacher directed and more towards […]

Key Questions To Ask Before Purchasing Educational Technology

Too often schools don’t ask themselves the right questions before they purchase educational technology.  What ends up happening is that the tool is ill suited for their needs and there is frustration on all levels. This can be avoided by a thorough process before any purchase of educational technology – a process of evaluating needs […]

The Power Of Reading

Most people think of EnglishCentral as a platform where students can improve their listening and speaking skills. Yes, we do that very well. However, we are also a very powerful basic literacy tool that promotes strong reading skills in students. Reading is a research supported activity so beneficial and fundamental to student learning Reading  works when […]