Teachers register and get a unique teacher's account on our Academic page. On the Academic page, a teacher can find out more information about using EnglishCentral. You will know if you have a teacher's account, if you see the TEACH tab at the top of every page.
Teachers are valued on EnglishCentral and get additional benefits.
1. Full use of our LMS to manage students, set curriculum and get reports.
2. 7 days initial full access to all the whole site. If you need more time, just contact us.
3. A one time 30 day full trial using EnglishCentral with 50 students (a $1,500 value). Additionally, if teachers have one paying student in their school or class, all school teachers get free full Academic access
Yes! We have two different types of student accounts, Free and Academic (paid). Students using a free account can watch all our videos and use our inplayer dictionary. Teachers can track their progress. However, they can only LEARN and SPEAK 2 videos / month. Free students additionally can share lessons on social media to increase the limit of free study available.
Yes. A free live test held online with a professional teacher. It takes about 20 minutes. Read more about it HERE.. Students can schedule in the mobile app or on their My English page. Teacher and student get a pdf level test report.
It's easy and we have a team that will respond promptly. Use the support page to contact us and/or track and issue. You may also email us firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
EnglishCentral is a very flexible platform. We recommend EC be part of a blended solution - part of a school mark and extra practice for language students who are studying in a class. But there are many ways to use EC - ranging from homework use to a full self directed study option. Read these case studies for some examples of other schools using EC.
Yes! We will take a look and let you know if it meets our content guidelines. Please send a link to your recommended video by way of email to - firstname.lastname@example.org
It's easy. When you create your teacher account, you create a school account. First thing to do is to create a class. Then, set goals for the students. After that, add video lessons or courses by searching video lessons or courses and selecting "Add to Class". Finally, invite students by sharing with them your unique class page URL/link. Or use our invite system to send the students the link directly. See our full set up tutorial video here.
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Yes. Send us a spreadsheet for the class (or a tab for each class) with students names and email addresses. We will pre-enroll them and they can visit the class page directly (or click their "My Class" tab) and start studying. They will appear in your school and class list under "Manage" in the Teacher Tools.
Classes can be as large as you wish, there is no limit. Private teachers, teaching one on one, have classes just for one student. Large universities have thousands in a class.
We make this simple. First, remove the student from the first class (note their email address). Next, enroll the student in the second class. Click "enroll student" and add their email address. Or simply ask the student(s) to visit the class page URL and enroll directly.
We allow teachers to put an announcement on their class page which students will see. Add links and put up as many as you like. Currently we only allow teachers to send an enrollment invite email. To notify individual students teachers will have to use their own email or the school LMS.
We recommend to use weekly goals. Our own studies also show that students must consistently study and complete 5 video lessons (5 Watch | 25 Learn | 5 Speak) minimum weekly in order to make progress in fluency.
All goals on the site are due to be completed at 11:59pm GMT, the day that they are set to be due. We show both teachers and students this due time. For example, a teacher in New York sets the goals due on Friday. They will be due the next Friday at 11:59pm GMT or locally, 7:59pm EST. We recommend setting goals due the day before class so you can check student achievement.
Students need to change the setting in the player so they can speak the whole video. By default, the player only is set to 5 lines for speaking in each video. Students must open the player settings and de-select "Focus Speak Mode". Then they can speak more lines / video and get more points.
Yes, if you set "Apply Class Goals To" to "Only the courses or videos I select. This makes class content study mandatory to achieve goals. If you just want to recommend videos or courses for students to study, select the setting on the right, "Any course or video".
Visit our video catalog. Select a level and topic. Find the video lesson you want your students to study and select, "Add To Class" and select the class you want to add it to. It will be added to your curriculum and class page where students will see it to study. The same with courses in our course catalog.
We have over 10,000 video lessons available for study. All conceivable kinds of levels, topics and language focus. We add between 20-30 new video lessons every week. We promise to keep providing fresh and interesting video content for students. We also have over 100 course (curated collections of video lessons) available.
Yes, that's right! Many schools send us their in-class curriculum and we make a course which follows the units/modules students are studying each week. A perfect blended solution. We provide this for free to all our paid Academic accounts. Learn more about how to do this HERE.nbsp;
Yes, we have 7 "foundation" courses of our best video content corresponding to the CEFR A1 - C2. So it is easy if you know the level of a student to just put them in a class with a leveled course and get them studying. See info. about these courses and links to them here.
Yes, we have made cutting edge, motivating video lessons for students just starting to learn English. Find them on the site under - Level 1. nbsp;
Yes. You can either download the class excel report for your selected date range directly or contact us and we can provide the data that you need, weekly or monthly.
There could be 2 reasons. 1. The students haven't spoken enough lines (100 are needed to create a pronunciation profile) or the students are using a free account. Teachers can't listen in to student recordings or see pronunciation reports if the students are using a free account.
Yes. We have a "listen in" library for each class and for each student in the class. Select the "Spoken Videos" report and click the "Listen In" icon. You can also download student recordings as an mp3. If you want students to record more lines, make sure they change the setting in the Speak Mode in the player - deselect Focus Speak mode. Then they can speak all the lines of any video lesson.
Yes. When you select a report, hover over the student name to see the most recent activity. Also, each report has an icon beside the student name. Click this to see the exact full library of what the student Watched | Learned | Spoke.
Yes. Select that report and click on the pdf by the student's name. The report is available approximately 2 hours after the test. Also see when students are scheduled for a level test or a Go Live! session. Read more HERE.
Yes. Students need to change the "Focus Speak Mode" in the settings of the player. We also recommend students de-select the setting "Auto Advance After Recording". Best for students to manually go to the next line so they have enough time to review their speech feedback after speaking a line.
Slow down a video by clicking the "Repeat" button. We automatically slow down the line when you repeat it a second time.
When a student does WATCH, all lines must be green to complete a video. Yellow means it is only partly watched.
When a student does SPEAK, feedback is given and lines are GREEN (excellent), YELLOW (average) and RED (below average). Red lines will force the student to listen to their own recording and then speak the line again to try to improve. Students should re-speak all lines and turn them yellow or green. Find out more by reading our comprehensive report about our Intellispeech feedback system.
Yes. All Academic level students get an initial 20 minute lesson with an online tutor - a level test. Both teachers can students will get a comprehensive report in pdf. Premium level students can book as many tutor sessions as they wish so long as they have gained 1,000 Experience points (10 completed video lessons) for each session. This combination makes for dramatic progress! Contact us for more info. about going Premium and getting tutor lessons for videos, for your students.
We have a great blog, chalk full of interesting articles about using EnglishCentral and using educational technology to teach English. Visit it here.
Yes. Teachers through our Facebook group for teachers can discuss EnglishCentral and get updated on changes and the latest news.
The mobile apps can be downloaded by going to our mobile apps page. Or, just search "EnglishCentral" in the app store when using your phone or tablet.
Yes. There is a specific menu on each app that will show class or group courses or video lessons. See more about our app functionality in our promo video.
There is a difference. Student study on the apps provides a more focused study path and less detailed feedback. Less cognitive load. Also, for the moment, the vocabulary quiz is not on the app and must be studied using a browser. Everything else is the same and the web and mobile products are synched, so all student study data from the apps will appear in the Teacher Reports. Students can even book their free level test through the app.
No. They are free. They are just another way to access EnglishCentral video lessons or courses. However, you'll still need to upgrade to get unrestricted access. Free students can WATCH all videos and use the in video dictionary but can only LEARN and SPEAK 2 videos / month - same as the website. Students who social share a video can get 1 video lesson free each day.
Yes. yes and yes! Unlike many ed tech providers, a seat or license is not locked to a student. If a student leaves or only needs it for 10 weeks, no problem. Just remove the seat and your school seat counter will increase and you can use that seat for the rest of its duration with other students.
We partner with schools and teachers and offer an Academic discount that is up to 70% off the website price. Prices vary according to region, duration and how many seats ordered but generally it is less than the cost of a few cups of coffee or the price of an average textbook.
Students will need to purchase an individual student access code and enter it on their own when they enroll in a class or by visiting http://www.englishcentral.com/student Access codes can be purchased at stores, school and university bookstores, bundled in selected textbooks, directly online by private link or by contacting us. We have a wide variety of ways students can upgrade on the site directly.