In $7.6 trillion industry, English training is key

The tourism and hospitality industry contributes $7.6 trillion to the global economy every year and employs nearly 10% of the world’s working population. But within this vast industry, there are critical skill gaps preventing companies and employees from providing the highest level of service. “Today we have a shortage of qualified employees,”explained Ghassan Aidi, President …

7 Essentials for Building an Effective Language Training Program

As Voxy’s VP of Customer Success, one of the most frequent conversations my team and I have with corporate clients is about how to build effective language training programs. English has become the universal language of business and employees around the world simply cannot get their jobs done or reach their full potential without the …

3 Reasons Why English Training is Necessary for the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry

While the inherently cyclical oil and gas (OG) industry has encountered many challenges over the past decade, the continued global demand for oil and natural gas is expected to drive major growth in the years to come. But to support this growth, HR teams will need to play a significant role in the hiring and …

Have you made the switch? Why textbooks can’t compete with digital content.

Think about the last time you read a textbook: You were most likely counting down the minutes until you could close the book, open a pint of ice cream and finish that movie you were watching. Textbooks aren’t traditionally associated with warm, fuzzy feelings, and may remind you of stuffy high school classrooms and standardized …

Recruit Smarter and Hire the Best Talent with the VPA®

If you work with global teams, you know how important it is to communicate using a common language. While it’s crucial to identify the right candidates as early as possible, properly assessing language skills during the hiring process can be challenging, time-consuming and costly. Take the guesswork out of recruiting and stop wasting time talking to …

3 Reasons Why English Training Needs to be One of Your Company’s Office Perks

2017 is the year of the job seeker. According to trusted sources like Fortune and Indeed, the global economy is gradually recovering from the Great Recession and more employers are looking to hire—but there’s a smaller pool of talented candidates to choose from than in previous years. This is great news for job seekers hoping …

When Stakes are High: English for Healthcare Professionals

Imagine you’re an emergency room nurse, managing multiple life-threatening injuries in a hectic environment, rushing alongside dozens of other medical professionals to get a patient in critical condition the treatment he needs to survive. Now imagine having to do all that in a language you’re not comfortable speaking. When you need to learn English for …

How One University Uses Voxy to Support the Unique Needs of All Its Students

Every language learner has his or her own unique needs, which is why it can be so difficult for educators to give entire groups of students the personalized language support they need in a traditional classroom setting—there simply isn’t enough time! Uniube, a Brazilian university with about 25,000 students, understands this problem well. The school …