The pandemic has shone a light on not only healthcare’s staffing challenges but also the inadequate and unequal care too many patients with limited English proficiency receive. To meet this challenge head on, we are partnering with Futuro Health to create a comprehensive English for Allied Healthcare course, now available to 1,000 Spanish-speakers in California. The course is part of a pathway program, designed to give job-seekers the English they need for healthcare career training, as well as allow people currently working in healthcare to improve their English skills.
One of Voxy’s strengths is our ability to take real-world content and turn it into English language lessons very quickly. Designed for high beginner and intermediate English learners, course materials are relevant and contextualized based on the learner’s unique skills, proficiency levels, and performance.
Futuro’s commitment to addressing not only the healthcare skills gap but also to creating meaningful career pathways for Spanish speakers and improving the quality of patient care will improve countless lives. We are very proud to be their partner. Read more about this initiative here: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/futuro-health-recruiting-1-000-spanish-speakers-for-tuition-free-english-language-course-for-healthcare-industry-jobs-301100637.html
Katie is Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, which means she leads the teams ensuring that learners are getting the most efficient and effective educational experience possible. She has a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and years of experience teaching languages, building language courses, and evaluating the effectiveness of language training as a research scientist. She lectures and writes about all things related to language learning and educational technology.