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 […]

Language: A Precious Gift


Language is what makes us human. It is a precious thing, worth all our senses and more combined. We should treasure each and every one. However, languages are disappearing and the human “ethnosphere” or may I say, “linguasphere” is eroding. Our planet is worse for this lack of linguistic diversity. In this amazing talk, anthropologist […]

New! A complete library of leveled courses for every topic


At EnglishCentral, we make it easy for you to learn English through a topic that interests you. Now, it’s even better with the release of our new leveled courses. For each topic on EnglishCentral (Academic, Business, Media, Social, Travel, Young Learner English) AND for each level, there is a course for you. Just select your […]

December Newsletter: Happy Holidays!


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. […]

Why our classrooms are failing language students


Why do students so often not succeed in learning a language in a classroom? What’s the problem here?

Cool Tool | English Central

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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…

EnglishCentral GoLive! Wins 2015 e-Learning Award


We are pleased and honored to be the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Japan e-Learning Award. This award is presented by the Japanese Ministry of International Affairs and Communications to the best e-Learning platform. The ministry recognized EnglishCentral GoLive! for both its outstanding immersive English language learning content and its combined self-study platform with 1-1 […]

JALT 2015: Have lunch on us!


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EnglishCentral will be attending the Japanese Association of Language Teachers 2015 conference, Nov. 20th to 23rd in Shizuoka City, Japan.  (view the conference website) We look forward to meeting all our existing schools and  also introducing many new schools to our platform. Come learn more about the free online level test with a live tutor […]