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Introduction: Improve English listening and speaking skills and enrich vocabulary with interactive videos
EnglishCentral employs engrossing videos and an interactive vocabulary learning system to effectively strengthen listening and speaking skills. Its special Speech recognition system promotes pronunciation accuracy and fluency interactively.
Features in Learning and Teaching
Affluent materials: over 10,000 videos lessons and 50 video-based courses are available, each lesson with well-defined learning goal, topic, difficulty level and feature words
Assistance to second language learners: the platform provides user-friendly functions
Slow mode allows watching videos at desired speed
Definition of every word in a video can be shown
Phonetics alphabet prompts helps improve pronunciation
Speech recognition system analyses and gives feedback on learners' pronunciation accuracy and fluency
Video transcripts, comprehension tasks and discussion questions are available
Some videos are supported with captions in English and simplified Chinese
Personal learning record: learners can add words to a personal library for review
Consolidation: Vocabulary quizzes help strengthen understanding after watching videos
Tasks assignment: teachers can assign videos to learners and monitor their performance
Tracking learners' progress: on the 'Teach' page, teachers can check data on learners' achievements, listen to the recordings spoken by learners, and export reports
EnglishCentral Refresher Training Workshop and Community Building Activity
Date: 20th November, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
School Experience Sharing
- Ms Pun Kit Wah (The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School)
Refresher Training Workshop
- Mr Alan Schwartz (CEO, EnglishCentral)
- Mr Jon Manalo (Global Sales & Partner Manager, EnglishCentral)
EnglishCentral Training Workshop Review
Date: 13th September, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
1. How can teachers and students log in?
Click ‘Sign in’ at EnglishCentral website. Choose ‘Login with HKEdCity’. In the popup window, enter HKEdCity login name and password, then click ‘log in’.
2. Any special points to note for first time login?
Before proceeding, authorise HKEdCity to permit EnglishCentral accessing your profile, which will last until 31 Aug 2019. Students must login and accept terms before teachers could see them in the teacher’s user interface. Teachers can set goals for classes, and review their progress from time to time afterwards. Choose ‘Teach’ in the top menu bar, and click ‘curriculum’ to set curriculum goals.
3. What support platforms available?
4. What are the steps to add new teacher or student accounts?
Please advise your School Administrator to update teacher or student account information in HKEdCity’s School Accounts Administration System. Then, ask your school’s eResource administrator to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide the information of the new teacher or student, including name, login ID, student's grade and class.
5. How can I edit my profile?
Click on the profile picture and click the gear button, or ‘My Account’ on the top menu bar. You will be directed to the ‘My Account’ page. To change your name or email, click the gear button next to ‘Login Information’. To change your password, click ‘Edit Password’. To change your profile picture, click ‘upload’ under the profile picture.
Learning and Teaching
6. How to create custom group?
To create custom groups within a class, click ‘Teach’ on the top menu bar. Select a class, click ‘add’ and select ‘Group’. Enter a group name and invite students to join.
7. What kind of performance data could be viewed?
Click ‘Teach’ on the top menu bar and click ‘Reports’. Select ‘Report type’. Students’ recordings can be played.
Teaching resources could be found here to help teachers kick off using eResources in learning and teaching, and experience the benefits.
Suggested Lesson Plan: Improve Public Speaking
One of the common challenges for local students is the lack of chance and practice in speaking. Let students visit the great works by speakers all over the world and get inspired with the use of EnglishCentral.
Suggested Lesson Plan: Expand Vocabulary Effectively
One of the common challenges for students worldwide in language learning is the lack of vocabulary. Whether students want to improve in reading, speaking, listening or writing skills, there is a huge need for expanding frequently-used vocabulary. They can make use of ‘My Words’ - an effective vocabulary consolidation tool on EnglishCentral.