New Academic WordLists: A New Course

Two Important New Word Lists In 2013, EnglishCentral’s Senior Science and Pedagogy Advsior, Dr. Charles Browne, and his colleagues created one of the most important list of vocabulary words for second language learners that has been published in the past 6 decades. The new list is derived from the 2 billion word Cambridge English Corpus […]

How Can I Improve My Vocabulary Knowledge?

One of the biggest challenges for many language learners is studying new vocabulary. No matter how much a second language learner studies, there always seems to be more strange or unfamiliar words. Vocabulary is an extremely difficult area of language to study because the process of actually “knowing” a word is complex.  On EnglishCentral, we […]

Holiday Vocabulary

December holidays are a topic of immense interest to students and teachers around the world.  Our holiday vocabulary course offers the top 100 holiday season related vocabulary that students can study and learn over the holiday season. Learning doesn’t stop just because the class door is closed! . Students learn the words in context and speak […]

The Academic Word List

Our popular AWL (Academic Wordlist) course has been given a make over!  New and improved, it now has the very best contextual examples for each word – so student understanding will be much greater. These 570 words (more specifically “word families”) are the vocabulary students need to succeed in an academic setting. For their reading, […]

Holiday Study

December holidays are a topic of immense interest to students and teachers around the world.  Our holiday vocabulary course offers the top 100 holiday season related vocabulary that students can study and learn using our unique vocabulary course methodology. Students learn the words in context and speak the videos.  Here’s the PDF of the wordlist […]

Vocabulary Webinar 2

On November 21st  we held the second live webinar with Dr Browne, where he  discussed various online and in-class solutions for helping students to learn core vocabulary words quickly and efficiently. Here is the PPT he presented. Thank you Charles! ———————————————————— Learning vocabulary in a foreign language can at times seem an insurmountable task. Estimates […]

Learning Vocabulary

EnglishCentral is a leader in helping students learn the words they need to successfully communicate.   Students can both study words in the context of the video and learn vocabulary immersively (an extensive approach)  or study words in depth through wordlists/quizzes (intensive approach). Here is a quick video screencast showing all the ways to build […]

Study Vocabulary with a cliplist

Are you struggling to build a powerful vocabulary? Need to succeed at TOEIC or TOEFL? Want a powerful tool for teaching vocabulary that shows the variety of actual use and context of the word? Look no further – use the Vocabulary cliplist for a word on EnglishCentral. A cliplist is a series of lines of […]

EnglishCentral isn’t just for learning “English”

We are always surprised (and delighted) to hear from members using EnglishCentral in ways other than to learn English. It goes to show that good technology, smart ideas reach much further than their first purpose. Here are a few other ways others are using EnglishCentral as a study tool. 1. As a way to improve […]

Your Video History

On EnglishCentral we track everything language related that you do. This includes the videos you’ve studied or are in the process of studying. Just go to the video browse page when logged in and look at the top left part of the page. Students can see all their videos in progress and all the videos […]