Learning Language: What’s most important?

Think about this question.  What do you think is the answer? Watch the video below. You’ll be surprised by the answer! When students learn language, too often their learning is intentional – they “learn to learn” and try hard to memorize and remember, especially lists of words and phrases.  Often this is combined with shallow […]

Absolute Beginners

EnglishCentral is excited to offer our schools a full course and syllabus for absolute beginners (A0)! This course will get students learning simple phrases and all the required vocabulary to begin speaking and understanding English. It will get students ready to study our video lessons with authentic “real” English. We also offer a short version of […]

How to Learn Vocabulary Naturally

People often talk about language learning in either a foreign or second language terms. We are learning a foreign language when we study a language that we will not use in daily life. We learn a second language when we study a language that we will use regularly. So, an American university student studying Chinese […]

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, […]

Course Wordlists

Every course in the EnglishCentral course catalog consists of a set of vocabulary that is specific to the topic/unit of study.  Students learn the vocabulary both incidentally within the context of the video and formally/directly by studying the words in our unique video vocabulary quiz app. Now teachers can download the full set of study […]

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 […]