Looking Back & Forecasting: Corporate Language Training

Last year was a pivotal one for Speexx. In addition to new partnerships, improved AI tools, a record number of attendees at its annual Speexx Exchange conference and receiving a number of awards, the company has been making strides in its efforts to help even more talent at organizations around the globe build, grow and maintain the business skills that matter.

Meet Speexx at upcoming events

Before diving into some of last year’s successes, it’s worth noting that if you’re interested in empowering communication within and outside your organization, Speexx will be at Learning Technologies 2020 this February (12-13). Stop by Speexx’ stand, N1-N6 f50, to learn how Speexx can help your company drive digital transformation, improve training results and empower employee communication skills across borders.

A look back at last year

Among many 2019 highlights, one particularly exciting news update is that Speexx now has a podcast – the Speexx Exchange Podcast, hosted by renowned L&D expert and Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute Donald Taylor. There are seven episodes up so far – on all your regular podcast platforms – and in them, Donald sits down with experts from around the globe (such as IKEA Learning Designer Jeff Kortenbosch, and learning innovations consultant Steve Wheeler, to name a few) to talk business communication, learning technology, digital transformation and engaging, upskilling and reskilling organizations.

A winning year

Speexx received the Partner of the Year Award at Humentum’s Operational Excellence Awards last year. The award honors an organization that has shown a remarkable level of commitment to helping Humentum deliver affordable, high-quality learning solutions to people and organizations working to improve lives in developing and vulnerable communities. 

Speexx’ ability to provide world-class online language learning courses to the NGO sector is essential to Humentum, so that Humentum can communicate successfully across its organizations. As of June 2019, Humentum members have taken more than 11,500 courses to learn languages at discounted rates. 

In the words of Humentum CEO Tom Dente, Humentum “couldn’t do the work we do without our Industry Partners,” and that “Speexx exemplifies the importance of operational excellence to better deliver and sustain results.”

Another award Speexx is thrilled about: The BOOAOO Award, given to both Speexx and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance China

The evaluation committee of the BOOAOO Award – China’s authoritative award in the field of online learning – selected Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance China and Speexx’ joint cooperative learning program as the winner of BOOAOO’s Outstanding Mobile Learning Application Award. The award was officially presented at a BOOAOO ceremony last fall, as part of BOOAOO’s efforts to promote the application of new learning technologies throughout China and establish benchmarks in the field of online learning.

AI at Speexx

Last year, Speexx broke new ground with its AI software and tools. Speexx’ learning feed uses AI to provide personalized learning and spaced repetition for vocabulary training, as well as for writing, listening and pronunciation skills. Speexx also developed its own speech recognition software to help users really nail how to pronounce tricky foreign words.

Speexx’ AI also predicts user behavior: Based on anonymized data from its eight million professional users, Speexx can determine if someone might be lagging in their training, and take customized action to prevent him or her from dropping out.

Speexx is grateful to all customers, users and partners for a great year and can’t wait to see what this year will bring.

About Speexx – empowering communication

Speexx uses groundbreaking AI technology to provide language skills testing, training and continuous performance support to global top 1,000 companies driving better ROI on training budgets and workforce productivity. Unlike traditional training providers, Speexx uses advanced technology to build, grow and maintain the language skills that matter.

More than 8 million users in 1,500 organizations around the world – including UNHCR, Adecco, Daimler and Credit Suisse – use Speexx to learn a language smarter and deliver results on time. Speexx is headquartered in Munich/Germany with offices in London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo, New York and Shanghai.

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Sarah Sullivan
Head of Digital Content & Communications