Coffee Break: 10 Expressions About… The U.S. Elections

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Whether you’re on your coffee break at the office, talking with friends or reading the newspaper, we encounter situations every day where topic-specific vocabulary is used. And when you don’t know the language, it can be really difficult to participate in the conversation! When the topic switches to recent news, it gets even more complicated… …

10 Words for… Basic Business

Working in the business world varies widely from culture to culture and it can be really challenging to bridge the language gap at work, but learning a set of basic business-related terms is a great place to start. That’s where we come in! This blog series will explore the top 10 useful words for specific …

Idioms of the Week: Cooking

Learning English as a second language is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you run into idioms in casual conversation that don’t mean what they seem. In this weekly 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 …

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 …

Idioms of the World

The following guest post originally appeared on HotelClub.com. We use idioms to pepper our speech and writing, often without even realizing we’re doing it. These odd little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world and his wife knows. I’ve always …

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 …

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.  

Health-Related Idioms

The leaves are changing, the wind is blowing, and noses are sniffling. Cold weather is here! While this is certainly refreshing for those who have been trying their best to stay out of the summer sun, it’s also time to cover up and avoid getting sick. But in case you do get sick, here are …