NEW: Teacher’s Education course

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We value teachers here at EnglishCentral.   We consider them our partners and we provide teachers with great tools to “be the publisher” and assign students great lessons that fits their  needs. Not only that but we also offer teachers the chance for ongoing professional development. Also improving fluency to “teach English in English”. To that end, […]

Easy Listening

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Did you know that you can learn English with songs on EnglishCentral? Music is something everyone enjoys and it’s a powerful way to learn or teach English.  The music video lessons produced on EnglishCentral are specially chosen so they are slow, repetitive and meaningful for English language learning. Also, just plain great songs! Here’s our  list […]

The Top 5 Strategies To Increase Student Engagement Online

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This article by our CEO and Founder,  Alan Schwartz originally appeared on Xconomy. Read the original here. Good teachers often say that “95 percent of good teaching is just getting students motivated.” Online learning presents a new opportunity to both measure engagement and create learning methods that increase it. Facebook sets the high bar for […]

Beginner Content

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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 […]

Why our classrooms are failing language students

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Why do students so often not succeed in learning a language in a classroom? What’s the problem here?

What Makes a Great (Native or Non-Native Speaking) English Teacher?

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Chad is an American in his early twenties. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but didn’t know what to do with his life after graduation. He got average grades in college, is reasonably smart, but lacks marketable skills. His choices after graduation are entry-level positions at a few local companies, but he doesn’t want […]

How Can I Sound Like a Native Speaker?

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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 […]

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 […]

Amazing Facts About Video (every educator should know)

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Here are some amazing facts about video that every teacher should know, think about and understand. Video is becoming the new textbook and facts bear this out. Take a read and join the video teaching and learning revolution! Of course, view some of these facts and others on video!  Also now the 10th aniversary of […]

Teachers: Take A Joyride

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We realize that sometimes it might be overwhelming, all the new stuff teachers can do on EnglishCentral. So don’t worry, we’ve created a nice tour, a joyride that will walk you through all the functionality of our LMS (Learning Management System). [ Download the presentation] Follow the steps and learn from A to Z, all […]

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