Corporate e-learning: the partnership between Voxy and MRS

Corporate e-learning: the partnership between Voxy and MRS

Find out how the corporate e-learning strategy that Voxy implemented at MRS Logística can directly impact your company’s outcomes.

Idioms of the week: colors

In this blog series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and have fun with new English phrases. This week, we prepared a list of idioms in the theme of colors. 1. out of the blue (noun phrase): without warning, unexpectedly …

10 Words For… The Travel Industry

Travel industry

This blog series will explore the top 10 useful words for specific industries, so you can learn the English you can actually use in the real world. This week, we’re looking at some basic concepts and vocabulary words related to the travel industry. 1. reseller (noun): Someone who resells goods and services in exchange for …

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, …

Idioms of the week: Halloween

Idioms-halloween

In this blog series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and have fun with new English phrases. This week, we prepared a spooky list of idioms in the theme of Halloween. 1. to have skeletons in the closet (noun phrase): …

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 …

Idioms of the week: clothes

Clothes Idioms of the week

In this blog series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and have fun with new English phrases. This week, we’re keeping to the theme of clothes. 1. old-fashioned (noun phrase): of or relating to the past Ex: Vintage clothes are …

Coffee Break: 10 Expressions About… NYFW

NYFW

Today is the first day of New York Fashion Week (NYFW). This week, top fashion designers from all over the world will show their 2017 Spring/Summer collections to buyers, the press and the general public. This semi-annual event kicks off the fashion season, with shows in London, Milan and Paris that follow shortly after. Come …

Coffee Break: 10 Expressions About… the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit

G20 summit

Next week, leaders from the 20 most powerful countries in the world will gather in Hangzhou, China, to take part in the eleventh G20 summit. If you’re interested in politics, international affairs or just want to expand your vocabulary list, here are 10 words and expressions related to this international forum that may be useful …