Category Archives: Research

Voxy Learners Share Proof of Their Success in New Research Study

The Voxy Education team will travel to Barcelona next week for TBLT 2017, an international conference on Task-Based Language Teaching. So today we’re sharing a sneak peek of the new research the team will be presenting! TBLT is a proven approach to teaching second languages and it forms the foundation of Voxy’s methodology. TBLT tells …

How Voxy Works: 4 Ways We Track Results

How do we know that Voxy works? We track language learning outcomes more comprehensively than any of our competitors, using a set of metrics that nobody else does. Check out four key metrics below that show Voxy results in higher engagement, proven learning outcomes and happy customers. 1. TIME ON TASK Learners use Voxy for longer than other, …

New Data Shows 77% of Beginners Can Improve Their English Proficiency with Voxy

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 …

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 …

At the crossroads of psychology and technology

Maria Khodorkovsky, journalist for Terminology Coordination (http://termcoord.eu/), interviewed Voxy’s Chief Education Officer Dr. Katharine Nielson who explores research that is shaping how foreign language is taught. It’s not uncommon for phrases like “I took three years of Spanish in high school” or “I studied German for two semesters” to be paired with “…and I don’t …

"Flipping the Classroom" for Language Learners

As technology entered public schools more and more, the Flipped Classroom Model has been growing in popularity amongst educational pioneers. Technology and task-based learning are key components of the flipped classroom model. Here’s a cool and useful infographic about flipping. In this learning environment, the traditional format of lectures in the class and homework after …

The Power of Contextual Language Learning [RESOURCES]

The concept of contextual learning is hardly a new one. American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey imagined it in the first half of the 20th century when he advocated project-based learning and experiential education. Kurt Lewin and David Kolb established similar theories on experiential learning, or the process of making meaning from a direct …

HOW TO: Track Linguistic Communities in the US

Growing up, I used to hear about the existence of predominantly Portuguese-speaking communities in my home state of MA. Because my foreign language radar was only sophisticated enough to detect “language other than English” at the time, I never caught anyone conversing in Portuguese. Today, when I stumbled upon the MLA Language Map and Language …