Rebecca Wagoner: What I’ve (Unexpectedly) Learned from Teaching ESL

I was originally hesitant to enter the world of online education, concerned that I wouldn’t be able to sufficiently connect with my students, but I’m now three years in and have found the opposite to be true. Working from an online platform has given me access to teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) learners …

Voxy Receives NEAS Premium Product Endorsement

We are proud to announce that the National ELT Accreditation Scheme, or NEAS, recently awarded Voxy with a premium product endorsement. Voxy was recognized for its ability to be customized to learner needs; support for students, particularly when it comes to developing speaking skills; and a commitment to continuous improvement and quality operations. NEAS is …

What We Know for Sure About Using Technology for Language Instruction

Today our video series continues with Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who’s answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. When new technology appears in the education space, instructors often scramble to get their hands on the hottest new tools for their classrooms—but technology isn’t always the answer. In this video, …

In a Global Market, Embracing Change Means Embracing English

Voxy is revolutionizing the way people learn English all around the world, and recently the team participated in an event in Spain called Sobrevivir Cambiando, or “Surviving Change.” Sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand, Watch & Act and Voxy, Sobrevivir Cambiando brought HR executives together in a dialogue about how companies need to be prepared to adapt …

Voxy Introduces New Live API Documentation

For our partners who use the Voxy Partner API, we have some exciting news! Our API documentation is now live and available online, which will provide your tech teams with greater visibility into what’s possible with the Partner API. This live documentation allows you to simulate actual API requests in our test environment so that …

Timothy Murray Joins Voxy’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman

Voxy brings a seasoned education technology executive on board to help expand into new global markets Voxy is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Murray will join its board of directors as Executive Chairman. “I’m thrilled to welcome Tim to the Voxy team,” said Voxy CEO Paul Gollash. “When I met Tim during his tenure …

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 …