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Voxy Goes (Back) to the White House!

Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, PhD, was invited back to the White House last month to participate in an event called English for All: Technology in English, now in its second year. Voxy was one of just five private-sector organizations represented; others included Newsela, Global English, Voice of America’s Learning English and Digital Promise.

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, …

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 …

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 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; …

#FF: Voxy’s Top 5 Twitter Feeds

Voxy is headquartered in New York City, but millions of learners have used Voxy all around the world. So how do we stay connected with all of them? Social media allows Voxy to talk to learners and industry followers anytime, from anywhere—just like our web and mobile platform allows you to learn English whenever and …

Voxy and CASL Announce Strategic Research Partnership

Voxy and the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) have announced plans to launch a joint empirical study to measure the effects of different instructional approaches on learners with distinct cognitive profiles. This strategic partnership represents an opportunity for breakthrough findings on how to effectively teach foreign languages, personalize language learning …

Voxy Wins Best in Class in Education From Interactive Media Awards

Voxy is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Best in Class in the Education category by the 2015 Interactive Media Awards™. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development. This year’s judging criteria included design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance, and content. “Voxy is …

3 Alternatives for Looking Up Words

Certain theories of psycholinguistics postulate that we store words in our minds much like dictionaries do. Linguists refer to this as a “mental lexicon.” There are some obvious parallels between our mental lexicons and the everyday dictionaries we are so accustomed to using. One is the fact that the words in our mental dictionaries are …

Can You Hear the Difference?

Great Language Game

Ever been stopped by a stranger and asked what language you speak? How frequently have they guessed the correct language on the first try? And how good are you at telling the difference between languages? The “Great Language Game” is a fun way to try and figure out just that! The game increases in difficulty …