As a language learner-turned-teacher, I believe all language teachers should study another language—especially with another teacher. There are numerous benefits to practicing what you preach, but I’m going to cover just a few. Teachers often find themselves in a sort of bubble: they’re focused on leading their own classes and rarely see other teachers at …

We know that new English learners can use Voxy to improve their proficiency level in a matter of a few months. But how much time do learners really need to devote to their English course each week to see results? According to our recent data, 77% of 0-Beginners—or learners who have have had little or …

Voxy is very proud to announce that it has won a Brandon Hall Group silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology category. This award recognizes Voxy’s learning technology, which includes a patented natural language processing tool that enables Voxy to publish new instructional content every day and a flexible approach …

Teaching a language online is certainly a different experience than teaching in a physical classroom, and most people like to point to its limitations and drawbacks. But do we ever consider the undeniably unique experience of being in an online language class? Perhaps the biggest advantage is students getting to connect with each other. This …

Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, PhD, was invited back to the White House last month to participate in an event called English for All: Technology in English, now in its second year. Voxy was one of just five private-sector organizations represented; others included Newsela, Global English, Voice of America’s Learning English and Digital Promise.

Last month Voxy traveled to Berlin to attend ICEF, an international conference that in part connects educators with agents who recruit students for immersive language-learning programs. The event is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, bringing together more than 2,000 professionals and hosting dozens of seminars on current and future trends in the international …

The most common question I’m asked by ESL learners when we first meet is, “How can I become fluent in English?” The answer to this is tricky, because it truly depends on the individual and a number of factors, such as agreeing on what fluency even means. It’s my job to help people become fluent, …

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), one of the most prestigious private universities in Latin America. Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, ULACIT maintains an English school for university students as well as independent English learners. ULACIT is using Voxy to digitize its entire English …

Today we conclude our language learning video series with Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who has been answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. One of the most common language learning exercises is to read a text-based resource, but as instructors we often make the mistake of focusing primarily on …

If you Google Task-Based Language Teaching, or TBLT, you’ll find a lot of definitions related to the latest trend in teaching second or foreign languages. But what does it really mean? TBLT is an approach to language learning that was popularized in the 1980s by N. Prabhu in Bangalore, India. Prabhu discovered that learners were …