New Report Shows Learning English Improves Careers and Confidence of Immigrants and Refugees


Public Benefit Corporation EnGen sheds light on the link between career outcomes and English skills of new Americans

NEW YORK, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EnGen, a social enterprise that helps immigrant and refugee workers develop and apply essential language skills at work, today released information from its community of learners. In their April 2022 Impact reportnew survey results suggest that immigrants, refugees and speakers of other languages ​​can access language skills to unlock career opportunities and boost self-confidence.

“People can understand me better. I feel more confident speaking in public and giving instructions in English at work,” said one survey respondent who used EnGen’s platform.

The survey, conducted by EnGen, received responses from learners in 46 states and companies including Walmart, Target, Chipotle and Chobani. The results of the participant survey suggest that graduates are progressing towards their goals, both inside and outside of work.

“96% of adult English learners do not have access to English language instruction that would help them progress in the workplace and navigate life in the United States,” said Dr. Katie Brown, Founder and Director of Education at EnGen. “These survey results illustrate what we have always known – that by removing English as a barrier, we can provide immigrants, refugees and speakers of other languages ​​with a pathway to achieving their goals. social and professional – and achieve economic mobility”,

Main conclusions of the April 2022 The impact report includes:

  • Career advancement: 80% say they have achieved their career goals, including better workplace communication, pay raises and promotions. 59% of learners improved their communication with colleagues, 16% received a new job offer, 10% received a promotion and 11% received a salary increase.
  • Social objectives: 90% say they have achieved social goals, including civic engagement, helping children with homework and making friends
  • Workplace goals: 71% of learners who said they improved their goals in the workplace said that increasing self-confidence was an important goal. 80% of learners said that improving their English had saved them time at work, while 65% rated their improvement in professional skills as 4 or 5 on a Likert scale of 0 to 5.

EnGen’s AI-powered English learning platform empowers workers and learners at Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Walmart, and Chipotle; institutions like the University of Maryland and the Denver Community College; restaurants like Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and healthcare organizations like MaineHealth to achieve their academic and professional goals. EnGen’s patented pedagogy has served over four million people since 2012. The premier mobile platform, currently used by over 16,213 learners with more than 35 native languages ​​in all 50 states, provides learners with English and the workforce readiness skills they need to energize their workplace. productivity and economic prospects.


About EnGen

EnGen is a Certified B Corporation that helps immigrants and refugees achieve self-reliance, economic mobility, civic participation, and improved quality of life through virtual English instruction. Prior to its launch in 2020, the award-winning language learning platform was built and refined for ten years and informed by data from more than four million learners, and it has ten patents and received certification from Digital Promise . Available on computer, tablet and mobile, EnGen offers personalized learning paths that adapt to language level, real interests and career goals. For more information about EnGen, visit



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