What is language?

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in the beginning was the word, and the word became flesh” I was reading an old Roger Cohen’s column (I’m quite his fan, never was but recently he’s take some very intelligent and courageous stands on issues from nuclear disarmament to Palestine) Loos and Language. That was enough to take me on a this meditation […]

Language: A Precious Gift

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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 […]

EnglishCentral – Your 24/7 Local Language Gym

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As the Academic Director of EnglishCentral, I have to quickly describe EnglishCentral.   It’s not easy, there is so much to our platform. However, if I have to describe it quickly to students and teachers, I say that it is “a language gym”. Learning English isn’t easy, neither is keeping fit. You have to do […]

What is Listening Skill?

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Learning to listen in a second language can be frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You begin to study the language. Soon, you make friends with people who also speak the language. You spend time together. Eventually, you can have conversations in the second […]

Top Tips To Learn A Language

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It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”. We have to find what works for us. However, along the way, […]

Do I have a Gift for Language?

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Language is mysterious. Would anyone disagree? Whenever I hear someone from my own culture speaking a second language that I don’t understand, it’s amazing to me. It’s almost like magic. Perhaps because of the mystery of language, we may sometimes ask ourselves: “Do I have a gift for learning languages?” Another way of asking this […]

Am I too Old to Learn a Language?

Sometimes, I meet people who are fully bilingual. Most of the time, they had parents who spoke two different first languages at home, and grew up as bilingual children. When I meet these people, I often feel a little jealous. I wish my parents had been bilingual, or had enrolled me in a special bilingual […]

“Language In Use” videos

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We are always improving and looking for better ways to provide learners and teachers with video lessons that can best help them.  We think our new video lesson series which highlights important language functions, does just that. The videos provide learners with real, highly contextualized examples of common language functions –  students are now able […]

Why EnglishCentral?

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We get asked a lot by teachers and students alike – why EnglishCentral?  What makes us different and makes us stand above the crowd of online English language learning websites. There are many possible answers;  motivating content, 24/7 access, vocabulary tools, pronunciation feedback, research proving it is effective, teaching tools …. — however the answer […]

A Practice Field For English

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Learning a language isn’t easy! It takes a lot of time, a lot of study. Fortunately, the payoff is huge. A new world awaits anyone who crosses the border into the land of another language. We at EnglishCentral have a powerful tool which we explain to teachers, offers many great advantages to them and their […]

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