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The Top 5 Strategies To Increase Student Engagement Online

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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…

Why our classrooms are failing language students

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Is this an effective use of class time?  Let’s be honest. Language classrooms don’t have a stellar track record when it comes to students achieving proficiency in the target/taught language.  This despite, hard working, well trained and dedicated staff and teachers. Why is this? In my over 25 years as an educator and working in…

EnglishCentral Deploys with Huawei at Mobile Summit

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  EnglishCentral demonstrated its newest mobile app at the 2015 Innovation and Transformation Summit from October 22 to 23 at the Westin Resort in Bali Indonesia. During the event, EnglishCentral  launched its HiStudy app, the English learning app developed with Huawei for the Chinese Market.  This application has been a huge success in the Chinese market, reaching over 10,000 activations…

ELS Adopts EnglishCentral’s Online English Learning Solution

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Powered by EnglishCentral, World’s Largest Network of Campus-based English Language Instruction Centers Launches Mobile Learning Experience Customized to its Course Curriculum   ARLINGTON, MA – September 29, 2015 –  EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced that ELS Educational Services (ELS), a Berlitz company, has adopted its online English conversation platform.  With this technology partnership, ELS…

Evaluating The Impact Of EnglishCentral: New Research

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EnglishCentral is constantly being evaluated by professionals in the field.  One recent study is by Shane Dixon of Arizona State University titled:”Evaluating the Impact of an Online English Language Tool’s Ability to Improve Users’ Speaking Proficiency under Learner- and Shared-control Conditions” Here is a brief summary of the research and findings.   Download the full…