For Schools
Who We Are
Table Of Contents
What We Are
Why EnglishCentral?
Teacher Tools & Trial
Who We Are1.
Headquarter
Boston, MA
• Over 750,000 registered users
• Over 20,000 registered teachers
• Over 140 million lines of speec...
Alan Schwartz, Founder and CEO
12 years of experience in speech recognition with AT&T Labs, SpeechWorks
and Nuance. He led...
“I think about ninety percent of the problem in
teaching, or maybe ninety-eight percent, is just to
help the students get ...
100s of schools and universities are using EnglishCentral
Korea
Turkey
Japan
Europe, Middle East & The Americas
and many m...
 USA  Netherlands
 Korea  Japan
EnglishCentral In Action
What We Are2.
Engaging, authentic media
Scaffolding Noticing
Diagnostic speech feedback
Game dynamics
Personalized Language Learning
Watch | Learn | Speak | QuizOur Approach:
• The largest library of authentic, leveled language learning video
content
• Over 100 structured courses:
Academic, Caree...
 9,000+ authentic video lessons
 50 new video lessons added / week
Business English
13 topics
1075 videos
Travel English...
Rewards system
Competitive Ranking
 Get rewards for every line of speech
 Make progress by your study efforts
 View you...
“What learners notice in input is what becomes intake for learning.”
- Schmidt, (1995)
EnglishCentral makes you
notice and...
 WATCH – our player with
scaffolding tools helps boost
learning and understanding
In-Context Word
Definition by 1 click
O...
 SPEAK - compare you
speech at the sentence &
word level, analysis at
phoneme level
Bridging The Gap: Speech Feedback
EnglishCentral allows you
to make the most progress
at your appropriate level
Students who spend time working with the tar...
Students choose the topics they like
100+ courses
9,000+ videos
 Filter by topic, by level, by popularity
 Favorite your...
Weekly Goal
Vocabulary
Pronunciation
Manage the word
acquisition progress
Set weekly goal and track
the progress
Visual pr...
EnglishCentral enables you to
master words by reviewing
them at spaced time intervals
Review the words at spaced time inte...
Quiz the word
Quiz 5 Times
Mastered
The word waits
until next review
Vocabulary Acquisition
Spaced Repetition
 EnglishCentral helps you improve the poor pronunciation that you
don’t notice.
Pronunciation Focus
Why EnglishCentral?3.
Why Use EnglishCentral At Your School?
EC FM TT SF LM WM FR EP CS ST
Continue? 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7
Enjoy? 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3...
In 10 weeks, students following EnglishCentral’s program
improve their speaking by 8 percentiles against their L1 peers
-2...
• Assessment: Pearson Versant Evaluation Test1
– 200 Japanese university freshman used EC over a 14 week
period
– Students...
What Teachers Say
I personally think
it’s the best site
period for English
language learners.
It provides listening, speak...
Teacher Tools
& Free Trial
4.
We help schools and teachers succeed
 Our “Teacher Tools” make it easy to set up your class page, select video
curriculum and get students studying.
Our Learn...
A Custom Class Page
Set Goals and Select Video Curriculum
Track Student Achievement
9 detailed reports
for any date range
“Listen In” to student recordings
Our Teacher Trial
We highly value our teachers and believe once
you start using EnglishCentral, you’ll become a
believer. ...
Discounted Academic Pricing
Schools and teachers are our partners and get significantly discounted
pricing. Please briefly...
teachers@
englishcentral.com
Contact Us
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    1. 1. For Schools
    2. 2. Who We Are Table Of Contents What We Are Why EnglishCentral? Teacher Tools & Trial
    3. 3. Who We Are1.
    4. 4. Headquarter Boston, MA • Over 750,000 registered users • Over 20,000 registered teachers • Over 140 million lines of speech recorded Turkey Office Ankara Korea Office Seoul Japan Office Tokyo Philippines Technical Team Corporate Background
    5. 5. Alan Schwartz, Founder and CEO 12 years of experience in speech recognition with AT&T Labs, SpeechWorks and Nuance. He led Nuance's Mobile & Automotive business as VP & General Manager. He then served as the VP for Nuance's Asia Pacific and Japan operations. Alan began his career as an English Teacher in China. Alan Schwartz Dr. Charles Browne, Pedagogical Advisor Professor of Applied Linguistics and head of the EFL Teacher Training Program at Meiji Gakuin University. Past Director of Sony Language Laboratories, National Chairperson of the JET Program. He publishes widely on the topics of English education in Japan, Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition, and CALL. David Deubelbeiss, Director of Education Professor of Education, Nipissing University, Canada, Professor, Ewha Graduate School of TESOL, S.Korea. Technology leader, teacher trainer, blogger and edupreneur. ELT curriculum specialist publishing extensively both online and offline materials. Dr. Charles Browne David Deubelbeiss Pedagogical Leadership
    6. 6. “I think about ninety percent of the problem in teaching, or maybe ninety-eight percent, is just to help the students get interested.” Noam Chomsky Stephen Krashen “The best methods are therefore those that supply ‘comprehensible input’ in low anxiety situations, containing messages that students really want to hear.” “Learning from context is so important that some studies suggest that first language learners learn most of their vocabulary in this way.” Paul Nation Our Philosophy
    7. 7. 100s of schools and universities are using EnglishCentral Korea Turkey Japan Europe, Middle East & The Americas and many more … Our Academic Partners
    8. 8.  USA  Netherlands  Korea  Japan EnglishCentral In Action
    9. 9. What We Are2.
    10. 10. Engaging, authentic media Scaffolding Noticing Diagnostic speech feedback Game dynamics Personalized Language Learning
    11. 11. Watch | Learn | Speak | QuizOur Approach:
    12. 12. • The largest library of authentic, leveled language learning video content • Over 100 structured courses: Academic, Career, Business, Travel, Social and Media English • All content leveled to global standards Our Content Partners Content and Curriculum
    13. 13.  9,000+ authentic video lessons  50 new video lessons added / week Business English 13 topics 1075 videos Travel English 9 topics 1074 videos Social English 17 topics 1752 videos Media English 13 topics 1652 videos Career English 6 topics 297 videos Academic English 5 topics 623 videos Engagement: Authentic Video Lessons
    14. 14. Rewards system Competitive Ranking  Get rewards for every line of speech  Make progress by your study efforts  View your ranking by country, by class, by time  Improve ranking as you study more Engagement: Game Dynamics
    15. 15. “What learners notice in input is what becomes intake for learning.” - Schmidt, (1995) EnglishCentral makes you notice and bridge the gap to enable understanding Bridging The Gap: Pedagogy
    16. 16.  WATCH – our player with scaffolding tools helps boost learning and understanding In-Context Word Definition by 1 click Optional Caption Bridging The Gap: Scaffolding Tools
    17. 17.  SPEAK - compare you speech at the sentence & word level, analysis at phoneme level Bridging The Gap: Speech Feedback
    18. 18. EnglishCentral allows you to make the most progress at your appropriate level Students who spend time working with the target language at their appropriate level, make the most progress. Personalized Learning: Pedagogy
    19. 19. Students choose the topics they like 100+ courses 9,000+ videos  Filter by topic, by level, by popularity  Favorite your videos for later study  Build your own word list  Recommendations based on your interest Personalized Learning: Student Interest
    20. 20. Weekly Goal Vocabulary Pronunciation Manage the word acquisition progress Set weekly goal and track the progress Visual pronunciation report Phoneme progress over time Personalized Learning: Tracking Progress
    21. 21. EnglishCentral enables you to master words by reviewing them at spaced time intervals Review the words at spaced time intervals enables the learner to achieve long-term, instant-recall ability. Vocabulary Acquisition
    22. 22. Quiz the word Quiz 5 Times Mastered The word waits until next review Vocabulary Acquisition Spaced Repetition
    23. 23.  EnglishCentral helps you improve the poor pronunciation that you don’t notice. Pronunciation Focus
    24. 24. Why EnglishCentral?3.
    25. 25. Why Use EnglishCentral At Your School?
    26. 26. EC FM TT SF LM WM FR EP CS ST Continue? 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 Enjoy? 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.2 Effective? 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.4 2.5 3.5 4.5 (5: strongly agree, 4: agree, 3: no opinion, 2: disagree, 1: strongly disagree) EnglishCentral rates far above 9 other online providers #1 With Students
    27. 27. In 10 weeks, students following EnglishCentral’s program improve their speaking by 8 percentiles against their L1 peers -2.00% 0.00% 2.00% 4.00% 6.00% 8.00% 10.00% 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 PercentileImprovement Weeks of Practice Student Pronunciation Improvement Improvement: It Works
    28. 28. • Assessment: Pearson Versant Evaluation Test1 – 200 Japanese university freshman used EC over a 14 week period – Students evaluated before and after to compare the amount of studying at EC and the increase VET scores • Conclusions – Students who studied more than 42 hours increased their V ersant score by 7 points 1: A 15-minute spoken English test for adults 0 2 4 6 8 <20 <42 ≥42 ΔVET Hours per Semester 3rd Party Validation
    29. 29. What Teachers Say I personally think it’s the best site period for English language learners. It provides listening, speaking, and reading practice — all in an extremely engaging way. -Larry Ferlazzo Websites Of The Day
    30. 30. Teacher Tools & Free Trial 4.
    31. 31. We help schools and teachers succeed
    32. 32.  Our “Teacher Tools” make it easy to set up your class page, select video curriculum and get students studying. Our Learning Management System
    33. 33. A Custom Class Page
    34. 34. Set Goals and Select Video Curriculum
    35. 35. Track Student Achievement 9 detailed reports for any date range
    36. 36. “Listen In” to student recordings
    37. 37. Our Teacher Trial We highly value our teachers and believe once you start using EnglishCentral, you’ll become a believer. So many already have! All teachers get a free trial that they can start at any time they are ready. 50 Premium seats that can be assigned to give students Premium access. Registered but didn’t get a chance to use your trial? Contact us and we’ll set you up!
    38. 38. Discounted Academic Pricing Schools and teachers are our partners and get significantly discounted pricing. Please briefly tell us about your needs and we’ll provide you with a custom quote for your institution. Our price per student is less than the cost of a textbook! Go Premium: Our Academic Pack Full access to all Premium features, video lessons and courses Unrestricted use of our Learning Management System Premium level Tier 1 Customer Service 1 or more Teacher Training sessions
    39. 39. teachers@ englishcentral.com Contact Us

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