Why our classrooms are failing language students

Why do students so often not succeed in learning a language in a classroom? What’s the problem here?

EnglishCentral GoLive! Wins 2015 e-Learning Award

We are pleased and honored to be the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Japan e-Learning Award. This award is presented by the Japanese Ministry of International Affairs and Communications to the best e-Learning platform. The ministry recognized EnglishCentral GoLive! for both its outstanding immersive English language learning content and its combined self-study platform with 1-1 […]

EnglishCentral Attending Huawei Mobile Summit

EnglishCentral will be demonstrating our latest mobile app at the 2015 Innovation and Transformation Summit from October 22 to 23 at the Westin Resort in Bali Indonesia. EnglishCentral’s analysis of data from over 150,000 learners learners of its mobile app in 2015 shows that students make progress two times faster when they are able to practice from […]

EnglishCentral Upgrades Its Intellispeech℠ Speech Assessment

EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ system assesses learners’ speaking ability as a combination of 3 elements: Pronunciation Score Fluency Score Completion Pronunciation Score previously measured learners’ speech across  39 phonemes. In its latest version, Intellispeech℠  measures performance across all 64,000 possible triphones (combinations of phonemes).  This change dramatically improves the accuracy of the system.   Fluency Score is still […]

Pronunciation Videos

We are leaders in speech recognition for English language learners and “push the envelope” providing outstanding resources for both teachers and students. Did you know you can get our full set of pronunciation tips videos on our Youtube channel?  All in one handy place. Students can do the activities and mini courses for each sound/phoneme […]

EnglishCentral Upgrades Its Intellispeech℠ Assessment System

EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ system assesses learners’ speaking ability as a combination of 3 elements: Pronunciation Score Fluency Score Completion Pronunciation Score previously measured learners’ speech across  40 phonemes. In its latest version, Intellispeech℠  measures performance across all 64,000 possible triphones (combinations of phonemes).  This change dramatically improves the accuracy of the system.   Fluency Score is still […]

The Problem with English Writing Instruction

A friend of mine wanted to join a PhD program in Applied Linguistics. He hoped to become a linguist, and to work on developing second language reading and writing instruction. He had a meeting with a leading professor in the field, and asked him about the current state of second language writing research. The professor’s […]

Video As A Pedagogical Tool

Youtube is now something we are very used to. People spend hours every day “consuming” video. This is changing the world of education and most schools and programs are using or creating video curriculum for their students. This recent research report really emphasizes this fact and clearly shows how beneficial video is for education. As […]

Evaluating The Impact Of EnglishCentral: New Research

EnglishCentral is constantly being evaluated by professionals in the field.  One recent study is by Shane Dixon of Arizona State University titled:”Evaluating the Impact of an Online English Language Tool’s Ability to Improve Users’ Speaking Proficiency under Learner- and Shared-control Conditions

May 2015 Newsletter

Teachers’ Newsletter:  We’ve Got FAQs! Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, It is mid-semester or school year for many programs. A time to focus on results and the day in and day out work that helps students progress.  We are here to help our teachers and here are a few items that might be of interest. Thank you […]