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 […]

Google Classroom + EnglishCentral

As one of the original Google Ventures – GV, EnglishCentral has always highly valued the role Google plays in education. Tools such as google docs, google sites and google hangouts have been invaluable to teachers around the globe. Google Apps for education and especially the low cost, versatile Chromebook have revolutionized how students learn in […]

Why Use EnglishCentral: Our Pedagogical Foundation

We get a lot of inquires about our “pedagogy” – basically a question asking, “Tell me more about why EnglishCentral works.”  A valid and important question to be answered for all those thinking about adopting EnglishCentral. Here is an infographic outlining our basic pedagogical principles.  We also highly recommend taking a look at our Academic […]

Learning and Teaching Online: 3 Myths Busted

Language learning technology is a growing and often standard part of most school curriculum. Students and teachers alike are taking advantage of online tools, websites, apps to support their language learning and teaching goals. A recent NCES survey stated that over 51% of all teachers in the US now use some form of curriculum based software. […]

Learning Vocabulary

EnglishCentral is a leader in helping students learn the words they need to successfully communicate.   Students can both study words in the context of the video and learn vocabulary immersively (an extensive approach)  or study words in depth through wordlists/quizzes (intensive approach). Here is a quick video screencast showing all the ways to build […]

Disruptive Innovations

I have finally got around to reading my copy of Clayton Christensen’s “The Innovative University“. I’ve long followed his very clear minded theory and arguments about “disruptive innovations” – watch his easy to follow description of the theory below. Basically, a disruptive innovation is a product or service that takes what was once something only […]

Blended Learning Solutions

Our main emphasis here at EnglishCentral is the use of our platform as a “blended” solution.  We aren’t replacing teachers but helping teachers have the tools and environment to better help their students learn English. We are partners. Blended learning is the future. It is often misunderstood but in its simplest form, it is using […]

Speak the whole video!

We have two basic settings for speaking our videos. 1. Focused speaking where you speak only the lines with words you studied in LEARN 2. Non focused speaking where students speak the whole video. This is for both videos lessons not in a course or in a course.   It is easy to select either […]

Using EnglishCentral To Teach English At Your School

Often, many teachers get intimidated by technology and using it with students.  With EnglishCentral, we take this fear away. Students have most of the control and setting up your class on our free Learning Management System (Teacher Tools) is a simple affair. Plus, all teachers have access to helpful video tutorials, guides and staff. Don’t […]

Web 2.0 and Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan Overview There are over a billion English as a foreign or second language learners worldwide. In the United States alone it is estimated that over 25% of […]