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EnglishCentral - a peek at what's coming

 

As an "insider", I'm privy to a little of what is going on at EnglishCentral.  The team has really been working overtime and coming up with some fantastic changes that will be in a new release. Part II here.

 

Here's my insider's sneak preview! 

 

I hope you like the new look and changes. Please comment and let us know your thoughts about this or other things you think EnglishCentral should do. This summer we are working overtime to prepare for September and the school year. Working overtime to get EnglishCentral teacher ready. 

 

Important Changes

 

 1. The player will give students "fluency" feedback as well as that on pronunciation. Meaning, your students will also get scored at their ability to match the length of utterance and pause of the original video. If they don't say the word(s) at the correct time, a pause icon will show and indicate this.  This is one step towards building a complete prosodic model by which to assess student speech. (forthcoming - tone/pitch/stress/power).

 


2. A simplified interface. Take a look - every page is less busy and easier to use and find what you need. In WATCH, simply click the sidebar and go any category. Drop down menus take you to the videos you want, instantly.




3. Unified Difficulty Level. Meaning, you'll self select your level based on internationally recognized standards or the EC levels. When you use EnglishCentral, you'll only get videos and vocabulary at your preselected levels. We'll track your progress as you climb through the levels. Level 7 is the vocabulary beyond 8,000+ words and represents an addition 25,000 words of study!




Tomorrow, I'll detail some more delicious changes you'll love!

Note one thing. The teacher tools will remain the same BUT they will get an overhaul later this summer. They'll be sleak, easy and work like a charm. We are working overtime on them!

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Comment by Halina Maria Ostankowicz-Bazan on July 27, 2011 at 12:08pm
Very interesting!!!

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