The EnglishCentral Magazine

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We try our best to keep our community of teachers, students, learners  up to date and current regarding our new content, new features plus wider news about educational technology. Now, we have a new way you can keep current – The EnglishCentral Magazine. An attractive layout allows you to read, scroll and comment on all […]

Guest Bloggers Wanted

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We are very proud of our blog and also our team of guest bloggers here at EnglishCentral. We publish timely articles about teaching and learning English, using educational technology, blended learning and curriculum design. We are currently seeking a few more guest bloggers. If you have experience writing about educational issues, especially as related to […]

The Top 5 Strategies To Increase Student Engagement Online

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This article by our CEO and Founder,  Alan Schwartz originally appeared on Xconomy. Read the original here. Good teachers often say that “95 percent of good teaching is just getting students motivated.” Online learning presents a new opportunity to both measure engagement and create learning methods that increase it. Facebook sets the high bar for […]

Beginner Content

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We keep “pushing the envelope” in terms of curriculum development with video and in particular regarding beginner video materials. We now have a full catalog of Level 1 video lessons and courses for absolute beginner learners/students.  Using “moveable images” that contextualize the language to be learned, students can study all the basic language forms, grammar and vocabulary […]

December Newsletter: Happy Holidays!

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Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, We here at EnglishCentral have been working hard to support our teachers. Here’s a few things you might be interested in and find helpful. See below our Xmas vocabulary course – perfect for student holiday study.  Wishing you a great holiday season and end to 2015! ………………………………………………………………………………………………….  Level Tests Student Reports Available. […]

Cool Tool | English Central

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Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:
For English language learners in the classroom, there’s a new interactive edtech tool that allows self-study and one-on-one tutoring anytime, anywhere. EnglishCentral GoLive! is one of the first English language learning platforms that fully integrates interactive video learning with one-on-one online tutoring for English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The tool combines…

Can you help us design our video lessons?

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We are constantly innovating and trying new things at EnglishCentral.  Especially, trying to make quality English language learning materials. Recently, we launched our new series of absolute beginner videos (level 1). Very motivating video lessons with fun images for learning English.  We’d like to get your feedback about them! Can you take a few minutes and […]

EnglishCentral on TV Tokyo: A Wave of Change Hits English Education

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EnglishCentral got some very nice publicity last week around our acquisition of Langrich, a company focused on 1:1 live tutoring in Japan.  The coverage on TV Tokyo did a great job comparing our online learning platform — which includes our speech recognition technology (Intellispeech℠) for self-learning as well as our new GoLive! tutoring — to […]

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 […]