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
Katharine Nielson, Ph.D. leads a team of curriculum specialists, data analysts, and research associates to develop test items, curate language learning content, develop curricula, and run empirical studies. She’s spent twenty years teaching languages, researching how to teach languages, and teaching people how to teach languages in various settings around the world.