About us

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

We're a team of linguists and techies, exploring how technology can be used to make language learning more engaging, more adaptive, and ultimately more succesful.

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How we spend our days

Days (and often nights) at Learning Labs are spent obsessing over how to improve language learning.

We believe language learning should be fun and enjoyable.
We combine meaningful linguistic research with cutting edge adaptive technology.
Learners, teachers and tutors are helping to shape all of our resources.

Technology is creating exciting possibilities for more engaging and adaptive learning experiences.

Our Journey

Huge high-five to everyone that's helped us so far.

March 2013

Learning Labs founded by Richard Allen and Veejay Lingiah.

January 2014

FlashSticks foreign language Post-it Notes launch.

March 2014

Office established at Innovation Birmingham.

Birmingham Innovation Campus Birmingham Innovation Campus

August 2014

FlashSticks launches in 500 WHSmith stores across UK.

April 2015

Business funded by Midven Venture Capital, Birmingham City Council and Warwick Angel network.

Birmingham Innovation Campus Birmingham Innovation Campus

July 2015

FlashSticks launch in Amazon, Tesco & Staples.

February 2016

Learning Labs launches world’s first object translator.

Birmingham Innovation Campus Birmingham Innovation Campus

August 2016

FlashSticks launch in US with Amazon & Powells Bookstores.

Birmingham Innovation Campus

August 2016

The FlashAcademy language app launches.

September 2016

UK schools start adopting FlashAcademy platform.

Birmingham Innovation Campus Birmingham Innovation Campus

November 2016

Word Up language game app launches.

March 2017

Learning Labs moves to new iCentrum building, Innovation Birmingham.

Birmingham Innovation Campus Birmingham Innovation Campus

May 2017

FlashAcademy web app launches for schools.

Children learning French Children learning English

Join Us

If you're a language ethusiast and would like to be part of our growing team, we'd love to hear from you.

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French Language
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German Language
Co-ordinator

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Web Development Intern

As an Innovative start-up company based at the Birmingham Innovation Campus, we at Learning Labs are currently seeking a Web Development Intern to join our dynamic team for a period of 3 months, starting August 2017. The positions are voluntary.

Visit the link to see more of what we get up to: https://youtu.be/1DpGsGbfOgc

The Role

We're looking for a bright and creative Intern to help the team:

  • Design web pages from scratch - design provided
  • Custom HTML/CSS edits
  • PHP Theme Edits
  • WordPress management
  • Managing the server(Linux)

Key Skills

  • Passionate about HTML, CSS and JS
  • Aware of WordPress and/or CMS platforms
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  • Keen eye for detail
  • Fluent English speaker, with great writing skills
  • Good GCSE and A-Level grades
  • Preferably degree-educated, but not essential

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French Language Co-ordinator

As an Innovative start-up company based at the Birmingham Innovation Campus, we at Learning Labs are currently seeking a French linguist to join our dynamic team for a period of 6 months, starting July 2017. The positions are voluntary and usually suit those who can obtain an Erasmus grant.

Visit the link to see more of what we get up to: https://youtu.be/1DpGsGbfOgc

The Role

We're looking for a bright and creative Intern to help the team:

  • Develop French content for an exciting language project that explores French language and culture through a range of different mediums
  • Co-ordinate a new project for our 'Learn English' campaign, working with our App development team to design content for those seeking to learn English
  • Contribute to marketing campaigns

Key Skills

  • Interest in translation/language
  • Native French speaker
  • At least C2 level in written and spoken English
  • Very confident with French and English grammar
  • Previous TEFL experience desired
  • Confident using Microsoft Excel

German Language Co-ordinator

As an Innovative start-up company based at the Birmingham Innovation Campus, we at Learning Labs are currently seeking a German linguist to join our dynamic team for a period of 6 months, starting July 2017. The positions are voluntary and usually suit those who can obtain an Erasmus grant.

Visit the link to see more of what we get up to: https://youtu.be/1DpGsGbfOgc

The Role

We're looking for a bright and creative Intern to help the team:

  • Develop German content for an exciting language project that explores German language and culture through a range of different mediums
  • Co-ordinate a new project for our "Learn English" campaign, working with our App development team to design content for those seeking to learn English
  • Contribute to marketing campaigns

Key Skills

  • Interest in translation/language
  • Native German speaker
  • At least C2 level in written and spoken English
  • Very confident with German and English grammar
  • Previous TEFL experience desired
  • Confident using Microsoft Excel

Enquiry