The Importance Of Pronunciation For Language Learners

Pronunciation is very much a “must” skill for any English language learner.  There are many important reasons all students need to focus on correct form and pronunciation. Here are 3 very important ones. 1.  Perceived Competence.    Many native speakers will think a second language English speaker has a low level of fluency if their […]

February 2015 EnglishCentral Newsletter

February means “focus” Dear EnglishCentral teachers, It’s February already and for many teachers that means it is time to focus again and get ready for a new school semester or year.  It’s a perfect time to start an EnglishCentral free trial, if you haven’t already or if you have, decide about using EnglishCentral as part […]

The Future Is Blended Learning

It’s becoming more and more evident that the future of English language learning and of education in general rests in the blended learning model.  Students learning in a regular classroom part of the week and learning with technology part of the school week. We at EnglishCentral support in class instruction and allow teachers to perfectly […]

Publishing 3.0

When I was first teaching in the late 80s and early 90s, I dreamed of  getting and using excellent authentic content in my classes.  Textbooks at the time (and now also)  were out of date by the time they hit the classroom. VHS tapes of videos dated even quicker.  The only real content that was constantly […]

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Teachers: Take A Joyride

We realize that sometimes it might be overwhelming, all the new stuff teachers can do on EnglishCentral. So don’t worry, we’ve created a nice tour, a joyride that will walk you through all the functionality of our LMS (Learning Management System). [ Download the presentation] Follow the steps and learn from A to Z, all […]

How can I Improve my Listening Skills?

In a previous blog post, I tried to answer the question: “What is listening skill?” To briefly review, listening is a holistic process, where a listener’s experiences, preferences and comprehension work together to construct an understanding. No two people will understand what they hear in exactly the same way, because no two people have exactly […]

The Power Of Reading

I bet you didn’t know that there are many schools using EnglishCentral to  help their students learn to read. There are. Too often we think of “watching” as a skill that only improves listening. However, add  “same language subtitles” plus EnglishCentral’s core functionality of speech feedback and phoneme (sound) by phoneme presentation of words/phrases, and you’ve got […]

Mobile Learning Best Practices

EnglishCentral  has released its Android and iOS apps to big applause! Find, download and install them HERE. Mobile learning definitely adds a lot and the convenient access will mean more engagement by students and more learning! Teachers need to think of a number of important things when adding mobile learning to the school’s curriculum. This article […]

Copying A Class

This time of year when teachers are starting new classes, we get asked often, “How can I just copy a class and save myself a lot of time?” It’s actually quite easy and on EnglishCentral we make it even easier than most LMSs (Learning Management Systems) . Here are the steps you should take to […]