онлайн займы на карту срочно

Brett Fogarty: Why I Teach

Teaching English as a second language (ESL) is probably one of the most multifaceted occupations you could ever pursue as a career. It requires a unique skill set, including loads of cultural empathy and a chameleon-like ability to adapt to a variety of settings. A lot of the teachers are itinerant—staying in different locations year …

Should language learners try to sound like native speakers?

Today we bring you the latest segment in a video series by Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who’s answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. When teaching and learning a second language, we often look to the native speaker as the ultimate model, but is this a reasonable goal? Most …

Voxy’s Totally Unique Approach to Language Learning

Voxy recently received a patent for its innovative approach to language learning, but why is this so important and what makes Voxy’s approach different from other methodologies? Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, breaks it down for us. VOXY: What does this patent mean for Voxy? KBN: One of the things that makes …

Dr. Katharine Nielson: Back in the Classroom

As Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, I oversee our pedagogical approach to second language acquisition (SLA) and all of our SLA-related research. Learning a second language is one of the most complicated things that a person can do, and I’ve dedicated my career to identifying the most effective ways to help language learners and teachers. I …

New Units for Architecture, Communication and Design Professionals

We’re excited to announce that we have recently released three new units for students and professionals in creative fields: Architecture, Communication and Design. The Architecture, Communication and Design units are available to Voxy learners of all proficiency levels, and adapt in difficulty based on individual needs. These units offer practice activities and lessons specifically geared …

2015 by the Numbers

As we look back on 2015, Voxy has a lot to be proud of. We’ve increased our total number of learners by 207% and have nearly tripled our total number of institutional partners. We’re especially excited about what our learners have accomplished: In 2015, learners spent 769,248 hours learning on the Voxy platform—32,052 days-worth—and completed a …

Beginners Improve English Proficiency in 3 Months with Voxy

You might be wondering: How long does it take to improve my proficiency level with Voxy? Based on our current research findings, 79% of 0-Beginners—or learners who have little or no prior experience learning English—are able to improve their proficiency level after just three months of using Voxy. Depending on your current level, we recommend …

Voxy Patents Innovative Approach to Second Language Learning

Voxy is proud to announce that it has received a patent for its innovative method of identifying the most appropriate keywords in a text-based resource for second language learning. “We are thrilled to have patented our unique approach to materials creation,” said Katie Nielson, Voxy’s Chief Education Officer. “By combining our efficient, customized keyword extraction …

Solving the Problem of Adult Literacy

I recently had the opportunity to participate in an event focused on adult literacy here in the United States and around the world. The XPRIZE for Adult Literacy, an award program sponsored by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, is a competition designed to bring the brightest and most creative minds in education and …

Voxy Wins Outstanding Website Award

Voxy is pleased to announce that it has received an Outstanding Website award for its web application from the 2015 WebAward Competition. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest-running annual website award competition and recognizes excellence in website development across 96 industries. Voxy operates on a fully integrated web and mobile …