Teacher Tools: Setting Goals & Tracking Student Progress (March 2017 Update)

In March 2017, we will make some changes to how teachers set goals and students track progress on EnglishCentral. Please use the summary below as a guide as you draft your syllabus and use our teacher tools to set goals for students and track their progress through our reports:   Students can view class progress […]

GoLive! Level Test and Video Lessons

Students are now eligible for a free level test on EnglishCentral, which will provide them with a personalized Level Test Report and  recommended study plan. If students want more lessons, then can subscribe to our GoLive! tutoring service offers all learners 1-1 lessons with experienced English language tutors. A convenient way to improve learners English with lessons designed […]

The Importance Of Pronunciation For Language Learners

Pronunciation is very much a “must” skill for any English language learner.  There are many important reasons all students need to focus on correct form and pronunciation. Here are 3 very important ones. 1.  Perceived Competence.    Many native speakers will think a second language English speaker has a low level of fluency if their […]

Embed & Share EC Video Lessons!

It is easy to share on social media (twitter, google+, facebook) and also embed EnglishCentral video lessons on your own webpage, blog, school lms or wiki. The embed symbol is located under every video lesson.  Click this symbol and then copy and paste the code to embed the video.   Also share on social media […]

Grading On EnglishCentral

When students speak a video lesson on EnglishCentral, we give them a speaking grade.  The grade is cumulative and as students speak, we grade the lines and compile a grade.  After a student finishes recording the whole video, the grade is final (but can be improved upon by repeating lines). We’ve recently changed the distribution […]

EnglishCentral Pedagogy: Noticing The Gap

Hi everyone! Charlie here! I’m EnglishCentral’s Chief Linguist and Pedagogy advisor and as you may or may not know, much of what we do here at EC is based on key principles and research findings in the area of second language acquisition. One of the most important ones that informs the way we implement our […]

Speak the whole video!

We have two basic settings for speaking our videos. 1. Focused speaking where you speak only the lines with words you studied in LEARN 2. Non focused speaking where students speak the whole video. This is for both videos lessons not in a course or in a course.   It is easy to select either […]

Using EnglishCentral To Teach English At Your School

Often, many teachers get intimidated by technology and using it with students.  With EnglishCentral, we take this fear away. Students have most of the control and setting up your class on our free Learning Management System (Teacher Tools) is a simple affair. Plus, all teachers have access to helpful video tutorials, guides and staff. Don’t […]

Your Video History

On EnglishCentral we track everything language related that you do. This includes the videos you’ve studied or are in the process of studying. Just go to the video browse page when logged in and look at the top left part of the page. Students can see all their videos in progress and all the videos […]

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. […]