Rebecca Wagoner: Learning English Through Pop Culture

The most common question I’m asked by ESL learners when we first meet is, “How can I become fluent in English?” The answer to this is tricky, because it truly depends on the individual and a number of factors, such as agreeing on what fluency even means. It’s my job to help people become fluent, …

Task-Based Language Teaching: What Does It Really Mean?

If you Google Task-Based Language Teaching, or TBLT, you’ll find a lot of definitions related to the latest trend in teaching second or foreign languages. But what does it really mean? TBLT is an approach to language learning that was popularized in the 1980s by N. Prabhu in Bangalore, India. Prabhu discovered that learners were …

Naomi Sveholm: What a Toddler Can Teach Us about Language Acquisition

When my son was born, I was excited to interact with him (after some sleep, that is). We’ve been communicating his whole life, but his speaking didn’t really take off until he was around 16 months, when I noticed a lot of parallels between my son and my English students, some of which matched my …

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 …

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; …

7 Metrics to Gauge English Learning Performance

For an accurate and holistic assessment of learner success, Voxy uses a combination of metrics to measure learner outcomes. Check out our latest infographic below to learn what metrics we use for a comprehensive view into English performance. To learn more, download our FREE ebook on measuring learner success.  

Voxy Faz Parceria com Porvir e Catraca Livre para Trazer Voxy a Escolas Públicas em São Paulo!

Pela primeira vez, a Voxy está oficialmente nas salas de aula! A Voxy faz parceria com Porvir – uma iniciativa de comunicação que tem como foco promover a produção, difusão e troca de conteúdos sobre inovações educacionais para inspirar melhorias na qualidade da educação brasileira- para aproximar a Voxy do sistema de escolas públicas de …

It's a Birthday Celebration! Voxy is Turning Two!

We might be the little kid smearing cake all over our face, but we’re celebrating our second birthday and all of our accomplishments in the last two years! We started as an idea etched into a moleskine, then launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010. Since then we’ve helped 1.7 million people improve their English language …

Brainscape Interviews Voxy's Founder & CEO [VIDEO]

Andrew Cohen, Founder and CEO of Brainscape (and Voxy’s first guest blogger), hooked us up with some YouTube face time over the holidays. Check out his interview with Paul – Founder and CEO of Voxy – to hear some interesting thoughts on language education, mobile learning and so much more. Have thoughts of your own? …