Using Video: A Teacher’s Handbook

We know that many teachers are sometimes hesitant when it comes to using video directly in their classroom, as a teaching aid.  So we’ve created this handbook full of tips, suggestions, content directed at helping teachers successfully use video in their classroom. Grab a coffee and take a read – you’ll find lots of interesting […]

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 […]

Teachers: Getting Started

It’s “Back To School” time at EnglishCentral and no better time to share some resources to help new teachers use EnglishCentral. This video tutorial outlines the steps on how teachers can get started by; Registering – http://www.englishcentral.com/academic Adding a class and putting video lessons or courses on the class page Assigning goals students must achieve […]

NEW: Teacher’s Education course

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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 […]