What is Listening Skill?

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

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, […]

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 […]

The Learning Revolution Is In The News

EnglishCentral is a platform on the forefront of the new “learning revolution” (as so labeled by Sir Ken Robinson). A couple recent articles in the news have highlighted a few things we do well and emphasize. We’d like to share them with you and they reinforce our pedagogical principles quite well. 1. The Value and Ascent […]

Why Use EnglishCentral: Our Pedagogical Foundation

We get a lot of inquires about our “pedagogy” – basically a question asking, “Tell me more about why EnglishCentral works.”  A valid and important question to be answered for all those thinking about adopting EnglishCentral. Here is an infographic outlining our basic pedagogical principles.  We also highly recommend taking a look at our Academic […]

Install, Activate, Explore

Constantly, most teachers have in the back of their mind the eternal question of “Why do so many students try to learn English but so few succeed in being confident, fluent speakers?” Of course, motivation and time are two big factors. You need both or the effort just fades away and nothing goes in the […]

Practice Makes Fluency

Despite hours and hours of school, many students don’t end up speaking English very well.  There are many possible reasons that revolve around poor instruction and materials:  too much focus on vocabulary study, over reliance on textbooks and purely educational materials, high student affective filters, no purposeful use of the language, over emphasis on testing […]

Let’s Learn: K – 12 Curriculum

We are pleased to announce the release of our K-12 video courses: Let’s Learn.   We are sure schools around the world will see the effectiveness and motivational power of this video based language learning content. Blended learning is taking off throughout K-12 as the authors outline in this comprehensive study. EnglishCentral is leading the […]

The Future Is Video

We’ve written lots here about how video is the next textbook and how video will be the predominant way we connect and learn in the future. Not just because video is our product but because of the way things are going. This Presentation highlights the ascendancy of video very well and we’d like to share […]

Web 2.0 and Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan Overview There are over a billion English as a foreign or second language learners worldwide. In the United States alone it is estimated that over 25% of […]