Case Study: Voxy "English for Software Engineering" – The Conception and Creation of an E-Learning English-Language Course Tailored to Learners’ Real-World Needs

Katharine B Nielson

Abstract


This case study provides an overview of Voxy’s language-learning platform and the needs analysis conducted to determine the content required for its “English for Software Engineering” course, which received a 2018 International E-Learning Award in the Business Division. This study documents Voxy’s methodology and theoretical underpinnings.  Further, the report outlines the rationale behind using authentic, real-world content, how the company identified the English skills that software engineers require to do their jobs, and how a team of working software engineers provided both guidelines and raw materials to help develop the course content.

Keywords


software engineering; e-learning; second language acquisition (SLA); language learning solution

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International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) – ISSN: 1867-5565
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