Flash Academy ENGLISH: Literacy in the Factory

Learning Labs

The Learning Labs team, based at Birmingham Science Park, includes teachers, linguists and techies, who are exploring how technology can be used to remove barriers to learning.

Already working successfully with schools (see flashacademy.com/educators/), it is expanding its service into the workplace. FlashAcademy® Workplace is a new Technical English training platform, to assist employers to deploy learning for the non-native English-speaking employees in their teams. The platform teaches core Health & Safety as well as core automotive/ work process vocabulary from 30+ different native languages (eg. Polish, Slovak, Romanian, Arabic etc) – on smartphone, tablet or PC. Employees learn with shortburst lessons, virtual tutors, engaging games and even the world’s first object translator. All learning is tracked on a dashboard, to enable employers to evidence their employees understanding and progress. FlashAcademy® Workplace is being developed with the support of Jaguar Land Rover and its supplier network. The project is seeking additional corporate partners across all sectors, interested in participating in development/testing to support a diverse workforce.