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 […]

EnglishCentral Academic

EnglishCentral offers students  a great way to learn English – on the web or with our app. However, many don’t know that we also offer schools and teachers a unique platform for teaching.  It’s easy to get started, teachers simply sign up on our Academic page, create a school and class, then  start choosing the video […]

EnglishCentral Introduces A Level Test and Go Live!

We are super excited about our latest release. A new look and dynamic interface will improve the user experience of all teachers and students. In addition, students now get a free level test. Just click the button beside any video and schedule a convenient time. Students will get a Level Test Report  and a recommended study […]

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 […]

Auto Premium

We’ve made a change that will be helpful to many schools and teachers using our Premium Academic service. Now when students visit your class page (URL) and enroll – they will automatically be given a Premium seat from your account.  The seat counter will then show one less seat available in the Teacher Tools. So […]

Reports On EnglishCentral

One of the hardest parts of a teacher’s job is assessment. It takes time, energy and a lot of organization and thought.  Here at EnglishCentral, we use technology to make that job much simpler for the teacher. We are very proud of the reporting features on EnglishCentral. Teachers set goals for students, students study the […]

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 […]