Communicating In Business English

Business Communication EnglishCentral has released a new version of Communicating in Business English, based on the popular title from Compass Media. The new version includes localizations for Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Go to course Topics in the course include: making and receiving business telephone calls, giving presentations, participating in meetings, socializing with business contacts, […]

Using Ed Tech The Right Way

Education by design is quite conservative and resistant to change and no more so than when it comes to educational technology. Many teachers resent technology and being asked to use it as a teaching aid.  Many say, “We don’t need this wasteful thing nor technology in our classrooms! The traditional approach works just fine, thank […]

Educational Technology in LATAM

EnglishCentral, Director of Education, David Deubelbeiss recently attended  TESOL Colombia where he gave a conference plenary titled – Building Big World Communities. EnglishCentral was a conference sponsor and additionally, David held workshops training teachers on using video in their classrooms. While at the conference, he sat down with Fernando Valenzuela of McGraw-Hill, Latin America to share his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Download the EnglishCentral App

Our app is sooooo “app”etizing!  Students are much more engaged and can learn on the go, anytime, anywhere. So we are holding a campaign to get our membership and in particular students in classes to download the app and go mobile. We’d love schools and teachers to inform all their students to download the app. […]

Why Use EnglishCentral?

EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication. There are a number of case studies here.   Also on this blog, many articles describing our approach – a few of note here. See below, a brief powerpoint […]

Mobile Assisted Language Learning

We recently presented on MALL (mobile assisted language learning) at the TESOL 2016 conference in Baltimore. For those who attended (or even those just plain interested), here are the slides from our presentation on this very interesting and important topic. More and more, students are doing all their online learning through a mobile device and we […]