The Problem with English Writing Instruction

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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 […]

What Makes a Great (Native or Non-Native Speaking) English Teacher?

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Chad is an American in his early twenties. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but didn’t know what to do with his life after graduation. He got average grades in college, is reasonably smart, but lacks marketable skills. His choices after graduation are entry-level positions at a few local companies, but he doesn’t want […]

How Can I Sound Like a Native Speaker?

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A good friend of mine is from India. She moved to the United States many years ago. Recently, she confessed to me that she has felt frustrated since moving to the US. She said, “Everyone thinks that I’m not a native speaker of English.” I was confused. She saw that I was confused. She crossed […]

FAQs By Teachers

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We are constantly trying to best communicate the features of EnglishCentral and especially how teachers can use the platform to make their own courses for students. We have a monthly newsletter.  We also do lots here on this blog.  As well, teachers can view our Academic Page to get vital information about the platform.  Or […]

Why do students hate learning English?

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It isn’t talked about a lot by teachers or school staff but students in general hate learning English. More so than science, math, art or any other subject. Very few students run, skip, jump to get to their English class.  Sure there are some exceptions, usually because of great teachers. But generally, students loath being forced to study […]

How are English Tests Made?

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Language tests are a concern for many students because they are tied to social and economic benefits all over the world. More and more people are required to demonstrate that they can use second and foreign languages effectively in order to advance in their careers. Because of this, language test preparation has become a big […]

How to Learn Vocabulary Naturally

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People often talk about language learning in either a foreign or second language terms. We are learning a foreign language when we study a language that we will not use in daily life. We learn a second language when we study a language that we will use regularly. So, an American university student studying Chinese […]

How Can I Improve My Vocabulary Knowledge?

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One of the biggest challenges for many language learners is studying new vocabulary. No matter how much a second language learner studies, there always seems to be more strange or unfamiliar words. Vocabulary is an extremely difficult area of language to study because the process of actually “knowing” a word is complex.  On EnglishCentral, we […]

December 2014 Newsletter

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Dear Teachers We are very excited about all our new content and especially our mobile apps that are just around the content. Unwrap a lot of great resources and content below!  M-Learning Apps (Beta) We will soon be launching our full set of apps for Android and iOS. They are just around the corner!  We’d […]

Featured Video: Thanksgiving Is for Family

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Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It is a day for families to get together, share a home-cooked meal and give thanks for the blessings that they received for the year. Click on the image to find out what these families are grateful for this Thanksgiving and build your vocabulary […]

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