EnglishCentral now available on Moodle
EnglishCentral’s library of 10,000 interactive videos lessons for English learning is now available on Moodle. Moodle is an open source, learning platform with over 68 million users and 55,000 sites deployed worldwide.
With our new Moodle module, teachers can now give students access to EnglishCentral’s unique video library, vocabulary learning and speaking technology, without giving up the security and convenience of Moodle’s LMS for storing student information and student progress.
Adding EnglishCentral Videos
The entire database of EnglishCentral videos can be accessed from within Moodle through a Search Feature. Teachers can search for and select videos based on topic, learning objective, video length, or level. There are 7 levels of videos on EnglishCentral, ranging from CEFR A1 to C2.
Each EnglishCentral video lesson includes:
- WATCH. Students watch videos with transcripts and a bilingual dictionary, clicking on any word in the video they don’t know or would like to study.
- LEARN. Based on words selected by students, the player build a close activity for students to learn the words from the videos, and
- SPEAK. Then, using EnglishCentral’s IntelliSpeech assessment technology, students speak the words in the context of sentence, getting instant feedback on their pronunciation and fluency.
Teachers can set goals for watching videos, learning words, and speaking lines all from within the Moodle Settings Page:
Students can track the number of videos watches, vocabulary learned, and line spoken for each activity. Their progress is updated in real-time.
Gradebook & Reports
Teacher can track Student progress against the set goals via the Moodle Gradebook Students overall completion % for each Moodle activity is shown in the Moodle Gradebook.
The EnglishCentral Module is using responsive designs and therefore can be used on supported mobile devices, which include Android 5.0 and later, and IOS 11 and later.
This EnglishCentral Module for Moodle was developed with Prof. Gordon Bateson from Kochi University of Technology in Japan. Gordon is currently using this with his students in a Presentation Course and has also created a demo course for Science English, each deployed using the new EnglishCentral Module for Moodle.