Introducing 'Scotch on the Vox,' Voxy's New Engineering Blog

Calling all coders! Voxy’s Engineering team has launched its very own tech blog, Scotch on the Vox, and their inaugural announcement is the release of a new open-source tech tool called Blue Canary. Blue Canary allows you to automate infrastructure management in a whole new way. Services like Amazon Cloudwatch let you to set up …

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 …

Voxy Expands Partnership with Grundfos

Voxy recently expanded its partnership with Grundfos to become the company’s recommended English learning provider. Grundfos is one of the world’s largest pump manufacturers, with 90 locations around the world and approximately 17,000 employees. The company offers a range of benefits through an internal learning and development program, which has included a distance English learning …

Voxy Wins Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Advance in Custom Content

We’re excited to announce that Voxy has won a Brandon Hall Group gold award for excellence in the Best Advance in Custom Content category. This award recognizes Voxy’s personalized approach to designing instructional materials for English language learners, as well as its ability to develop custom content for institutional partners. Voxy’s library of educational resources …

Voxy goes to the White House!

Earlier this month, Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, PhD, was one of four experts invited to speak at the White House as part of a brand new event called Technology in English. Also presenting were Greg Kessler, Professor and Director of the Language Resource Center at Ohio University; Lewis Johnson, Alelo cofounder; …