How is your language awareness?

Jack Richards is a big name in the world of English language learning and teaching. In the video below from Cambridge University Press (an EnglishCentral partner), he discusses a number of things that learners need to be able to do well so they continue to develop. He reviews the research of Richard Schmidt who developed theories […]

Your Coursebook + EC

One thing most teachers  agree on is the need for students to spend more time outside of class studying English. Even better if they are immersed in the language and not simply filling in worksheets. There simply is not enough time in the classroom for students to make significant progress unless they spend more time acquiring […]

EnglishCentral – Your 24/7 Local Language Gym

As the Academic Director of EnglishCentral, I have to quickly describe EnglishCentral.   It’s not easy, there is so much to our platform. However, if I have to describe it quickly to students and teachers, I say that it is “a language gym”. Learning English isn’t easy, neither is keeping fit. You have to do […]

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  Textbooks at the time (and now also)  were out of date by the time they hit the classroom.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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Foundation Courses: Introducing EC 1 – 7

We are excited to announce our full set of CEFR Leveled Foundation courses, now available on the site for all to study or for teachers to assign to their students based on the student’s level of English. These courses represent the best of our content based on student completion data. Guaranteed to engage students to […]

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 […]