Communicating In Business English

Business Communication EnglishCentral has released a new version of Communicating in Business English, based on the popular title from Compass Media. The new version includes localizations for Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Go to course Topics in the course include: making and receiving business telephone calls, giving presentations, participating in meetings, socializing with business contacts, […]

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?

Giving Students More Control: Learning 3.0

I call what Alan November advocates, “Learning 3.0”. (see the video below) It is about giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential. THIS is schooling, learning, education and whatever sticker you want to […]

Your Coursebook + EC

One thing most teachers  agree on is the need for students to spend more time outside of class studying English. Even better if they are immersed in the language and not simply filling in worksheets. There simply is not enough time in the classroom for students to make significant progress unless they spend more time acquiring […]

Why do students hate learning English?

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 […]

The Future Is Blended Learning

It’s becoming more and more evident that the future of English language learning and of education in general rests in the blended learning model.  Students learning in a regular classroom part of the week and learning with technology part of the school week. We at EnglishCentral support in class instruction and allow teachers to perfectly […]

Mobile Learning Best Practices

EnglishCentral  has released its Android and iOS apps to big applause! Find, download and install them HERE. Mobile learning definitely adds a lot and the convenient access will mean more engagement by students and more learning! Teachers need to think of a number of important things when adding mobile learning to the school’s curriculum. This article […]

Blended Learning: Best Practices

The webinar is now over. You can view the recording HERE. Big thanks to all who attended and all the many fine questions.  Additional resources and download the ppt HERE. ………………………………………………………………. On Monday July 7th, 11am EST (view your local time), David Deubelbeiss our Director of Education will present on blended learning. He’ll share advice […]

Make Your Own Custom Course On EnglishCentral

We have a large and growing catalog of courses on EnglishCentral. Structured, designed by expert curriculum developers. However, we know that teachers on the ground know their students best. Know their needs, their interests and what will work in their own classrooms. That’s why we are offering schools and teachers who’d like to make their […]

Extensive Watching

The last few years, we’ve witnessed the exponential rise of video being used in the classroom. This previous post describes and outlines the reasons for the ascendancy of video. We are now a video, not a text based society. Lately, I’ve had a number of interesting conversations with teachers thinking of adopting video as their […]