My Perfect Classroom

“The problem with our profession is that there is too much teaching and not enough learning”. I said this recently during a discussion and I think it is such an important point to understand about “teaching” a language – that we have to get away from delivery systems that are teacher directed and more towards […]

5 Resolutions for Language Learners

It’s a new year and time to make resolutions! One of the most common resolutions is to learn and study English.  We’ll be pleased if you take on the challenge and use EnglishCentral as your practice and learning center this year. However, there are a number of things you’ll have to do in order to […]

Give It Your Best Shot

  As teachers, I think it is very easy to under appreciate and even forget – how hard it is for students to learn another language.  I’ve recently been struggling with my fourth and it is DAMN hard. I don’t fail at much but think I might at this. However, the flip side is that […]

Why It Works: Our Top 10 Pedagogical Posts

We spend a lot of time explaining to schools and teachers the pedagogy behind EnglishCentral. That’s good, there’s a lot that makes EC “work”. There are many research supported reasons why video,  our unique platform and “Watch” “Learn” “Speak” “Quiz” approach works. Here are the top posts on this blog outlining in more detail what […]

Mobile Assisted Language Learning

We recently presented on MALL (mobile assisted language learning) at the TESOL 2016 conference in Baltimore. For those who attended (or even those just plain interested), here are the slides from our presentation on this very interesting and important topic. More and more, students are doing all their online learning through a mobile device and we […]

4 User Benefits Of Great Mobile Apps

This article by our CEO recently appeared here in Getting Smart, a leading online journal about elearning. Your average U.S. student spends 8 to 10 hours per day on a mobile phone. Most of that is of course social media, not “mobile assisted learning” in any traditional sense. The challenge for EdTech providers is to grab even […]

Beginner Content

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 […]

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 […]

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?

Video As A Pedagogical Tool

Youtube is now something we are very used to. People spend hours every day “consuming” video. This is changing the world of education and most schools and programs are using or creating video curriculum for their students. This recent research report really emphasizes this fact and clearly shows how beneficial video is for education. As […]