Vocabulary Quizzes on Mobile

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 […]

My Class Page Changes

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

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

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

  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

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?

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 […]