How is your language awareness?

Jack Richards is a big name in the world of English language learning and teaching. In the video below from Cambridge University Press (an EnglishCentral partner), he discusses a number of things that learners need to be able to do well so they continue to develop. He reviews the research of Richard Schmidt who developed theories […]

How can I Improve my Listening Skills?

In a previous blog post, I tried to answer the question: “What is listening skill?” To briefly review, listening is a holistic process, where a listener’s experiences, preferences and comprehension work together to construct an understanding. No two people will understand what they hear in exactly the same way, because no two people have exactly […]

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 […]

Listen To Student Recordings!

Have you ever wondered about listening to your student’s work on EnglishCentral? Well now you can. We are now enabling teachers to listen to their students’ recordings.  It’s marvellous, it’s outstanding, it’s amazing. Here’s how you try it out. (you also can now view what words your students have learned/studied and the history of what […]