Key Questions To Ask Before Purchasing Educational Technology

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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

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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 […]

My Class Page Changes

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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 […]

Teacher Newsletter: Fall 2016

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Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, Lots of news to share with our schools and teachers. We’ve been busy over the summer and this fall, improving the site and designing great content.  Here’s just some of what we’ve been doing.  TOEFL Prep Course We have a new TOEFL test prep course you can add to your class page […]

EnglishCentral Improves Test Scores at Japanese University

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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 […]

Give It Your Best Shot

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  As teachers, I think it is very easy to under appreciate and even forget – how hard it is for students to learn another language.  I’ve recently been struggling with my fourth and it is DAMN hard. I don’t fail at much but think I might at this. However, the flip side is that […]

Teachers: Getting Started

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It’s “Back To School” time at EnglishCentral and no better time to share some resources to help new teachers use EnglishCentral. This video tutorial outlines the steps on how teachers can get started by; Registering – http://www.englishcentral.com/academic Adding a class and putting video lessons or courses on the class page Assigning goals students must achieve […]

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 […]

Peru TESOL Convention

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EnglishCentral will be attending the 24th annual Peru TESOL Conference in Arequipa, Peru, July 31st to August 2nd. We are a proud sponsor of the conference and welcome all teachers in Peru to attend one of our commercial sessions to learn more and activate a free EnglishCentral trial for our platform.  Using is believing! David […]

Absolute Beginners

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EnglishCentral is excited to offer our schools a full course and syllabus for absolute beginners (A0)! This course will get students learning simple phrases and all the required vocabulary to begin speaking and understanding English. It will get students ready to study our video lessons with authentic “real” English. We also offer a short version of […]