The Power Of Reading

Most people think of EnglishCentral as a platform where students can improve their listening and speaking skills. Yes, we do that very well. However, we are also a very powerful basic literacy tool that promotes strong reading skills in students. Reading is a research supported activity so beneficial and fundamental to student learning Reading  works when […]

My Class Page Changes

We recently made design changes to improve the My Class page.  A new look and feel which will allow us to go fully HTML5 for faster loading and an improved user experience.  There are no changes for teachers nor any change in functionality. Just a new look.  We sent out an email notification to all […]

Holiday learning with EnglishCentral

EnglishCentral has the holiday spirit and loads of great content to keep you learning or teaching English. Teachers.  In particular, it’s great over the holidays for your students to continue practicing and studying English and EnglishCentral makes that easy.  Download the app and they can start today!  Doing activities in class related to the holiday […]

EnglishCentral At Jalt 2016

EnglishCentral is an annual attendee at the  JALT (Japanese Association of Language Teachers) conference each year and this year is no different. We have lots to offer schools and teachers this year, as well as demonstrating new functionality on our platform and mobile apps.  Take a look at all we offer schools adopting our platform.  This […]

Teacher Newsletter: Fall 2016

Dear EnglishCentral Teachers, Lots of news to share with our schools and teachers. We’ve been busy over the summer and this fall, improving the site and designing great content.  Here’s just some of what we’ve been doing.  TOEFL Prep Course We have a new TOEFL test prep course you can add to your class page […]

EnglishCentral Improves Test Scores at Japanese University

EnglishCentral is used by many students seeking to improve their scores on standardized English language tests such as the TOEIC, TOEFL, OPIc, IELTS and many more. Recently EnglishCentral undertook a study with university age students in Japan to determine just how effective EnglishCentral is in improving test scores using EnglishCentral over a 10 week period. The results […]

TOEFL Prep

Do you aspire to get above 80 on the TOEFL?  We now have a practice course meant to help you or your students reach that goal. The course uses our unique Watch | Learn | Speak | Quiz  activities to build student skills in listening, speaking and vocabulary development.   You’ll get lots of tips […]

Textbooks for teaching with EnglishCentral

We offer teachers so many options for adopting a blended approach and using EnglishCentral’s platform with printables and  support their in-class curriculum or textbook. We have courses for most of the major ELT textbooks. Students can study in-class with the textbook and then learn on EnglishCentral with video lessons practicing the same language points.  See […]

The Minister of Communications of Japan Tries Out EnglishCentral at an Elementary School in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN– September 23, 2016 – EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, participated with the Japan’s Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications, Sanae Takaichi, as she inspected an English class at a Tokyo Elementary School as part of the Ministry’s  plan to promote the use of information technology in the classroom called “Creating […]

Give It Your Best Shot

  As teachers, I think it is very easy to under appreciate and even forget – how hard it is for students to learn another language.  I’ve recently been struggling with my fourth and it is DAMN hard. I don’t fail at much but think I might at this. However, the flip side is that […]