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EnglishCentral aims to become the premier, web-based conversational English language learning destination for desktop and mobile users. They focus on helping users with their spoken English, using proprietary speech recognition technology that "listens" to users' speech and then scores that speech based on their pronunciation and syntax. They allow users to choose content they love, from a massive database of video content covering popular subject areas (e.g., travel, sports, politics, business, movies) and existing popular content (e.g., Obama's speeches).
HQArlington, US
Employee Ratings3.1

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)121(+3%)

Key People/Management at EnglishCentral

Alan Schwartz

Alan Schwartz

CEO, Founder, Board of Directors
Jon Marston

Jon Marston

VP of Engineering
Masayasu Morita

Masayasu Morita

Executive Director - Japan
Hirofumi Matsumura

Hirofumi Matsumura

General Manager, Japan
Brian Eberman

Brian Eberman

President and COO
Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf

Director of Speech Engineering
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EnglishCentral Office Locations

EnglishCentral has offices in Arlington and Lexington
Arlington, US (HQ)
5 Water St
Lexington, US
30 Hancock St
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EnglishCentral Financials and Metrics

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EnglishCentral total Funding

$15.3 m

EnglishCentral latest funding size

$1.30 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

EnglishCentral investors

EnglishCentral's latest funding round in December 2016 was reported to be $1.3 m. In total, EnglishCentral has raised $15.3 m
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EnglishCentral Blogs

EnglishCentral Opens New R&D Center in METU Technopark

Ankara, Turkey – February 18, 2019, – EnglishCentral, the leading provider of online English conversation solutions, today announced the grand opening of an R&D center in Ankara, Turkey. EnglishCentral joined President Erdoğan of Turkey as part of the grand opening of the METU Technopark, IT &am…

Teacher Tools: Setting Goals & Tracking Student Progress

Please use this post as a guide as you create your syllabus and use our teacher tools to set goals for students and track their progress through our reports: Learn/Quiz Progress Students get “Learn Progress” for any word they successfully complete in learn mode or in a vocab quiz. This allows teache…

EnglishCentral Course Catalog for 2018

Here is the EnglishCentral 2018 Course Catalog.    Over 30 new ESP Courses and Young Learners’ courses launched this year.

EnglishCentral Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was EnglishCentral founded?

    EnglishCentral was founded in 2008.

  • Who are EnglishCentral key executives?

    EnglishCentral's key executives are Alan Schwartz, Jon Marston and Masayasu Morita.

  • How many employees does EnglishCentral have?

    EnglishCentral has 121 employees.

  • Who are EnglishCentral competitors?

    Competitors of EnglishCentral include Newsela, Speak Languages and Engoo.

  • Where is EnglishCentral headquarters?

    EnglishCentral headquarters is located at 5 Water St, Arlington.

  • Where are EnglishCentral offices?

    EnglishCentral has offices in Arlington and Lexington.

  • How many offices does EnglishCentral have?

    EnglishCentral has 2 offices.