EnglishCentral Study Tips

We have a lot that students can do on EnglishCentral.   Many students don’t find out what they can do beyond Watch | Learn | Speak | Quiz of the videos. Here’s a few suggestions to help students  learning English on our world leading platform. #1  Speak the whole video!  We set our player with […]

EnglishCentral’s IntelliSpeech℠ Technology

  EnglishCentral’s  “special sauce” has always been our  internally developed IntelliSpeech℠ assessment technology.    What teachers appreciate is how IntelliSpeech℠ motivates students to speak outside of the classroom.  Students appreciate the instant feedback and the game dynamic of trying to improve their speaking grade. EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ system assesses learners’ speaking ability as a combination of […]

How Can I Sound Like a Native Speaker?

A good friend of mine is from India. She moved to the United States many years ago. Recently, she confessed to me that she has felt frustrated since moving to the US. She said, “Everyone thinks that I’m not a native speaker of English.” I was confused. She saw that I was confused. She crossed […]

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 […]

Example: Teachers using EnglishCentral

Here is an excellent example of how a teacher uses EnglishCentral with her students. She calls it “Pronunciation Mirroring”. Check out the recording she offers on her blog.

Tips for Pronunciation Perfection

Janet Goodwin, a professor at UCLA and coauthor of “Teaching Pronunciation”, is a big supporter of what we are doing here on EnglishCentral. She says, “real English is messy“. “It is so good to have a video where you are able to look with the students at what is going on…“. “It is much better […]