Making language accessible to everyone.

Learning Labs is a team of former teachers, linguists, techies and professionals exploring how the latest technology can make language more accessible to every student. 

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Hundreds of thousands of language learners around the world use the FlashAcademy app to develop their foreign language skills. The app incorporates a unique combination of lessons, games and adaptive technology to engage learners through to effective results.

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A language school in your pocket.

FlashAcademy is changing the way we learn languages. The unique and proven combination of lessons, games, flashcards, tutor videos and object translator are supporting more people to reach fluency all the time.

Say goodbye to lengthy grammar drills or boring vocab sheets – with FlashAcademy you can learn a language in just a few minutes each day!

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FlashAcademy in schools

Schools all over the UK are using FlashAcademy to accelerate progress for EAL and MFL. Working with schools we have specifically adapted the platform to address the key challenges of educators and improve outcomes for pupils of all ages.

Our comprehensive teacher dashboard provides clear monitoring and provides a range of additional language learning resources. You can find free EAL resources and animated grammar videos on the FlashAcademy website.

What people think of FlashAcademy

It is without doubt that children who are new to English make rapid progress when using Flashacademy. Over 60% of our pupils with EAL progressed by at least one proficiency grade over 12 months [vs national average of 18%] – it is having a tremendous impact for our pupils.”

Claire Evans, Deputy Head, Anderton Park Primary School

FlashAcademy® Workplace is an innovative new vocational learning platform which is the best tool that Make UK have seen to support language skills gaps and improve Health & Safety training and skills training in the sector.” 

Sarah Stein, Head of Product Innovation, Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation

“Pupils are engaging with it, spending time together, having fun and still learning at the same time. It benefits the children so much and the progress they have made since using it has just doubled.’ 

Emma McCormick, EAL Lead, Lily Lane Primary School

“Over 90% of our EAL Induction students made at least 1 proficiency grade of progress with over 50% of them achieving 2 grades of progress last year. Coupled with our Induction course, Flash Academy has truly helped our students transition through their proficiency stages at an accelerated rate.”

Hollie O'Sullivan, Director of EAL, Great Barr Academy

“Enables children to become more independent and teachers to create more personalised paths for them. We’ve noticed increased pupil engagement since we started using this.”

Dr Neil Hopkin - Peters Hill Primary School

About Us

​We’re a UK Science Park team committed to making language learning amazing!

Days (and often nights) at Learning Labs are spent obsessing over how to improve language learning. Veejay and Richard originally founded Learning Labs with the invention of FlashSticks® language sticky notes, now sold all over the world. The FlashAcademy® platform was then developed in close collaboration with schools, to better support MFL and EAL needs.

Days (and often nights) at Learning Labs are spent obsessing over how to improve language learning. Veejay and Richard originally founded Learning Labs with the invention of FlashSticks® language sticky notes, now sold all over the world. The FlashAcademy® platform was then developed in close collaboration with schools, to better support MFL and EAL needs.

What people think of FlashSticks

“The first aspect that caught my attention was the colour coding – what a fantastic way of remembering gender. I see enormous opportunities for the product inside & outside of the classroom. An excellent kinaesthetic way of learning that is sure to stick in the head of users.”

Mary Boucheny - University of Birmingham

“I always encourage my students to find different ways to practice their German outside of lessons, and FlashSticks are a perfect addition. I tell all my students about them!”

Angelika Davey - German tutor

“FlashSticks are one of the most exciting language learning products to have come onto the market in recent years, which is why we’re stocking them in all WHSmith high street stores.”

Mike Ford - WHSmith

“Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best – and FlashSticks are a case in point. These sticky labels are designed to help language learners extend their vocabulary, gain confidence and improve their pronunciation.”

Jessica Moore - The Linguist Magazine

“Staples is always seeking out new and innovative products and we feel that FlashSticks® offer a fun and exciting new way to help people of all ages learn a foreign language. At only £5.99, the FlashSticks® Post-it Notes® represent excellent value, especially when combined with the free pronunciation app.”

Matt Green - Staples

“Gone are the days struggling to learn a new language due to a lack of momentum outside the classroom as this original idea is not only fun, but requires far less willpower. Ideal for teachers and pupils to start getting creative with foreign language learning.”

Jessica Moore - The Linguist Magazine

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