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EnglishCentral Wins Golden App Award

EnglishCentral App Wins at Russian Golden App Awards

kathEnglish Conversation Solution Honored for Its Unique Ability to Integrate Video Self-Study With One-on-One Online Tutoring

ARLINGTON, MA–(July24th , 2016) –  EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced that it has launched its web version in the Russian market.

The EnglishCentral mobile app has been available the last 4 months and already has been awarded a prestigious Golden App award.  The Golden App  Awards are an annual program that honors innovative applications in the Russian market over many categories.

The awards were announced June 21st, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.  EnglishCentral placed 3rd overall in the “Best Application” category.  It also places 3rd overall in the Productivity, Services and Education category competing with major Russian government and corporate entities. View the results in full.


It is a great honor, we’ve worked a lot to localize our app for iOS and Android and provide users with an outstanding service of learning English”, – says Kathryn Zhilich, representative of EnglishCentral in Russia, – “It has been a race with time. We have just started in Russia, and we are extremely glad to receive such wide recognition. Our company is dynamic so our users will see a lot of new features and improvements in the coming months.”

The award announcement specifically highlighted as exemplary EnglishCentral’s video-based vocabulary learning system and its IntelliSpeech(SM) assessment system. The award committee also pointed to EnglishCentral’s unique approach of using authentic and engaging video content as a key element setting it apart from other learning platforms.

We are excited the Golden Apps award committee recognized our latest GoLive! product with this award. The market continues to validate the product as the number of students using EnglishCentral globally has doubled in the last year, and we are delighted with the award for our Russian app.” said Alan Schwartz, CEO & Founder of EnglishCentral.

About the Golden App Awards

The Golden App  Awards annually recognize the best applications from all over Russia. Companies compete in 22 categories. “Theme-based” nominations include Music, Games, Health, Lifestyle, Education and more. “Golden” nominations embrace best Design, Technical solution, Business model… The main award and focus category is  “Best Application”.

About EnglishCentral

EnglishCentral is the most widely adopted online English language conversation platform in the world, changing the way students and professionals across the globe learn to speak English. Adopted by over 400 universities, schools and corporations in over 100 countries, the company delivers interactive, video-based language learning experiences for both self-study and one-on-one tutoring, providing one of the most widely adopted and complete platforms for practicing and mastering English conversation online. Its extensive library of videos lessons, proprietary IntelliSpeech(SM) speech assessment technology, and pre-built course modules guarantees results for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. EnglishCentral partnerships include the world’s largest private and online English language schools including Open English (Latin America), UOL(Brazil), NTT Learning (Japan), and Meten (China), Learn more at or find us on Facebook/EnglishCentral or Twitter at


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Making A Difference

narminEnglishCentral doesn’t just sell a product. We support universities, teachers, learners, companies and organizations around the world to achieve their goals – helping them teach and learn English. That’s job #1.

We’ve supported hundreds of  students and schools internationally with scholarships. We’d like to highlight one person we’ve worked with, who has made and is continuing to make a huge difference in the lives of young women around the world.

Narmin Ismael started her foundation “The Spark Of Hope” in 2014 with an idea – to provide scholarships to young women in need, who show strong leadership potential.  She’s achieving her dreams and recently was the recipient of the prestigious World of Difference 100 award  given by the International Alliance for Women.   As she related,

“I am delighted at being honoured by TIAW for the Foundation’s rapid growth. But the real winners are the 38 young inspirational women that the Foundation has been able to help achieve their dream of getting a high quality university education. Every day, I am reminded of their determination, drive and tenacity to overcome great odds to becoming leaders within their families and communities.”

We are delighted to support the foundation’s students in their efforts to learn English for university study and life long success.  These women in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Pakistan and countries further afield deserve support.

Congratulations to Narmin, the award is well deserved. A great reminder to us all involved in education – the real goal is to make a difference in a life, one day at a time.