Vocabulary Study Upgraded on EnglishCentral using New Corpus from Cambridge University

EnglishCentral has completed a major upgrade of its vocabulary learning platform, with new lists developed by Dr. Charles Browne from Meiji Gakuin University, based on a 2-billion-word corpus from Cambridge University. Dr. Browne  and his team analyzed the Cambridge corpus to determine a set of core high-frequency vocabulary words for students of English as a second […]

English for Aviation: Flightpath

  Go to course Flightpath Based on the curriculum developed by Cambridge University Press, Flightpath is the definitive course for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers who need an ICAO Level 4 of English to work in the industry. Flightpath is the only Aviation English course to offer a thorough grounding in the full range of communication skills […]

How to Learn Vocabulary Naturally

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 […]

New Academic WordLists: A New Course

Two Important New Word Lists In 2013, EnglishCentral’s Senior Science and Pedagogy Advsior, Dr. Charles Browne, and his colleagues created one of the most important list of vocabulary words for second language learners that has been published in the past 6 decades. The new list is derived from the 2 billion word Cambridge English Corpus […]

How Can I Improve My Vocabulary Knowledge?

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 […]

Difficulty Levels On EnglishCentral

EnglishCentral allows students and teachers to filter our video lessons by level.  When you first register an account, you are asked to self-select your level of English. Students can also book a GoLive! level test with our trained tutors from their MyEnglish page. Students receive a complete assessment report with their level across 5 criteria […]

Vocabulary Webinar 2

On November 21st  we held the second live webinar with Dr Browne, where he  discussed various online and in-class solutions for helping students to learn core vocabulary words quickly and efficiently. Here is the PPT he presented. Thank you Charles! ———————————————————— Learning vocabulary in a foreign language can at times seem an insurmountable task. Estimates […]

Study Vocabulary with a cliplist

Are you struggling to build a powerful vocabulary? Need to succeed at TOEIC or TOEFL? Want a powerful tool for teaching vocabulary that shows the variety of actual use and context of the word? Look no further – use the Vocabulary cliplist for a word on EnglishCentral. A cliplist is a series of lines of […]

Learning Vocabulary on EnglishCentral

What makes studying vocabulary on EnglishCentral unique is our video-based corpus.   Each word in every EnglishCentral video is tagged with its in-context meaning, and supported with multiple video clips of the word used in context.   This means we have over 200,000 video examples supporting the more than 30,000 words in the EnglishCentral dictionary. […]

The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary

Dr. Charles Browne, PhD, is an expert on vocabulary learning.  Here’s his presentation on: Comprehending Authentic Video: The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary