Online language training facilitates better communications and outcomes on charitable projects

Munich – Tuesday, 16th December 2014 – Speexx, the leading provider of corporate online language training, has marked its one-year

partnership with global charity Concern Worldwide. Over 200 employees across 16 countries have started a language course with Speexx this year.
Armin Hopp, Founder and President of Speexx

As part of its A Million Chances campaign, each year, Speexx donates one million Euros worth of language courses to charities and NGOs around the globe. One of this year’s new partners is Dublin-based charity Concern Worldwide. Concern is an international charity dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.

Members of staff at Concern build their skills at their own pace and also take part in regular virtual classroom sessions. In these sessions, they communicate with colleagues from all over the world, while receiving guidance and support from a professional trainer. This has made it possible for Concern employees from countries such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Ireland, Lebanon, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, the UK, the USA and Zambia to improve their written and spoken language skills online, resulting in better communications and outcomes.

“I really appreciate their approach of teaching. Learning with Speexx is like chatting with a friend while developing your language skills”, remarks one Concern employee from Ethiopia.

“The courseware is very interactive and offers students a way to learn that does not feel like a chore. I am motivated to continue to the end, due to the diversity of methodologies applied to keep the student interested and engaged”, says another based in Rwanda.

Armin Hopp, Founder and President of Speexx comments, “We’re delighted to have found such a great partner in Concern Worldwide. Improving language skills for Concern’s employees means that they will be able to communicate and work more effectively both with colleagues and those in need. Our cloud-based courses can be delivered to employees even in remote locations who wouldn’t normally have access to these resources. I look forward to continuing this project in the coming years.”

The education project covers all language levels ranging from beginners to advance learners for English and French, and is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. In addition, HR Managers at Concern have an overview of all learning progress and updates in the Speexx Performance Centre.

Notes to editor:

About Concern
Concern Worldwide is an international charity dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern works in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives. They use their knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. Want to know more about Concern Worldwide? Visit

About Speexx
Speexx helps large organizations everywhere to drive productivity by empowering employee communication skills across borders. Speexx offers an award-winning range of cloud-based online language learning solutions for Business English, Spanish, German, Italian and French with on-going support in 13 languages. Speexx is easy to use and scales to the needs of users and training managers in organizations of any size. The Speexx branded Perfect Blend integrates online business communication skills training, mobile and social learning, expert coaches located throughout the world, and personalised live online activities into one fully standardized, globally consistent learning experience. More than 7 million users in 1,500 organizations – including Ericsson, UNHCR and Credit Suisse – use Speexx to learn a language smarter and deliver results on time. Speexx was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Munich with subsidiaries in London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Shanghai. For more information, visit

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