Video lesson worksheets

Teachers like to compliment video lesson study with worksheets that extend the EnglishCentral video curriculum. But sometimes life can be busy and there isn’t enough time to do this. This book of worksheets will help out! Download here. Read this prior post about how you can use a worksheet generator to easily make your own […]

Video Appreciation

Of course, we are big fans of video. It is the new “text” and something that instantly engages students and transforms the language classroom into a place full of real, meaningful language. We have over 10,000 video lessons, all with transcripts and subtitles/text. Our video editors are second to none and they produce only the […]

Using EnglishCentral: Best Practices For Teachers

Why EnglishCentral? Video is a powerful contextualizing tool. It brings the real world into the classroom and makes lesson content something directly linked to real life and use. EnglishCentral offers teachers the chance to use video in a purposeful, structured and integrated fashion. Whether EnglishCentral is used as a purely homework supplement, an extension of […]

Blended Learning Solutions

Our main emphasis here at EnglishCentral is the use of our platform as a “blended” solution.  We aren’t replacing teachers but helping teachers have the tools and environment to better help their students learn English. We are partners. Blended learning is the future. It is often misunderstood but in its simplest form, it is using […]

Teacher Tip: Making A Transcript

We’ve recently made it very easy for teachers to get the transcript for any of our videos. This tip even takes it further and shows how teachers can grab the transcript and then number the lines for a cool, perfectly formatted handout in class! Here’s an example cloze I made in about 2 minutes… Do […]

We Support Teachers

Do you know that all teachers with at least 1 Premium student are automatically upgraded to Premium? Yep, that’s right. We support and value teachers – many of our staff have been teachers and we’ve built EnglishCentral with our ear to the ground, listening to the needs of teachers in English language classrooms around the […]

Teachers On EnglishCentral

Teachers get our special attention on EnglishCentral and we are doing our best to nurture our teacher base around the world. Most teachers “get it” – that video IS the new textbook, especially when students can study the video vocab. , speak the video and learn from “real” context/content. We need teacher support as we […]

Dictogloss + EnglishCentral = Learning

Dictogloss is an activity that works with many short texts/passages. I’ve used it over the years and it seems to motivate and “work” because there is a built in task — the task of reconstructing the original text. It is easy to do. 1.  Choose an EnglishCentral video  that will highly engage your students. Try to […]

Pronunciation Reports and more…..

Our Teacher Tools keep evolving and getting stronger. The newest addition are in giving teachers data for vocabulary learning and pronunciation weaknesses of their students. In addition, you can now print out all reports for your students (be aware the Chrome browser has an issue with printing background images). Also, roll over a student name […]

User Guides

Here are both the User and Teacher guides for EnglishCentral. Short pictorials to help you register and use EnglishCentral. Download, print out and share – for your reference. Teacher Getting Started      Teacher’s Guide Student’s Guide