Learning Vocabulary on EnglishCentral

What makes studying vocabulary on EnglishCentral unique is our video-based corpus.   Each word in every EnglishCentral video is tagged with its in-context meaning, and supported with multiple video clips of the word used in context.   This means we have over 200,000 video examples supporting the more than 30,000 words in the EnglishCentral dictionary. […]

The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary

Dr. Charles Browne, PhD, is an expert on vocabulary learning.  Here’s his presentation on: Comprehending Authentic Video: The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary    

Words – Most frequent in English.

Students and teachers always seem curious about what are “the most important words” in English. We have a fascination with words and their importance, their rank. When learning English, certain words do seem to occur at a higher frequency and therefore might “seem” more important. But you’d be surprised that most are “function words”, words […]

A video "super" dictionary

What you see on EnglishCentral is just the skin, the surface. There are a lot of people making things happen and a lot of research and analysis. A lot of data getting collected. Our business is language. Further, the analysis of language through a large “video corpus”. Or you might say a “video dictionary”. We […]