You have a unique opportunity to provide your employees free English and Reading classes through your membership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association – in partnership with Pearson Accelerated Pathways and a nationwide movement to upskill frontline workers. Through the partnership, your employees will have free access to designated Cell-Ed courses for three months – through August 31, 2019*.
Connect Employees can gain skills on any phone or tablet.
Learn Employees listen to 3-minute lessons and use two way texting to gain new skills.
Earn Employees complete courses and programs to earn certificates.
Reading on the Go
English on the Go
For a complete list of Cell-Ed courses, click here.
We have provided English and Spanish flyers for employees. Some may require assistance getting started.
* Note – standard data and internet charges apply
Cell-Ed is available 24/7. Please check your company policy on whether staff can use Cell-Ed during work hours.
Learners take a quick survey that places them in either the English or Reading program and assesses their level. If a course is too easy or too hard, learners can switch courses at any time.
Cell-Ed is designed for working adults. Cell-Ed courses teach basic job and life skills along with language, literacy and more. At 3 minutes long, lessons easily fit into adults’ busy schedules and aid effective learning in short bursts.
Cell-Ed has been used by thousands. A UCLA study found Cell-Ed users’ reading levels jumped 2 to 4 years in just 4 months (84% faster than traditional classes). Cell-Ed partners include Four Seasons, Chili’s/Maggiano’s, and more.
Basic coaching support is provided for all learners. For technical assistance and questions, learners simply select the “Help” tab on the app. Cell-Ed coaches also may reach out to encourage and support learners.
Courses take between 5 and 20 hours. Employees can take as many courses as they like. Cell-Ed recommends learners study at least 30 minutes a week. At this rate, learners can finish a full year of learning in 3 to 4 months.
Employees can finish courses for free if they have fewer than two units (hours) left at the end of pilot (August 31, 2019). If employees have more than two units left, then a license can be purchased for $30 to finish their course or annual full access foundational licenses can be purchased for a $120 per person (Sept 2019 to Dec 2020). This reflects a savings of $30 off the annual price — plus 4 extra months of access. If interested in Hotel Industry content (e.g., English and Spanish for Hospitality Workers, Work Ready, Customer Service) or custom content, please contact us at [email protected]
Cell-Ed has enabled our Guest Room Attendants to speak with guests comfortably. There is a change in their confidence level. They have a different sense of energy.
Kyle Teague, Manager, Four Seasons Palo Alto
Cell-Ed is an innovative learning model that teaches members scenarios for professional life such as customer service.
Syuzanna Petrosyan, Healthcare workers at Kaiser HealthCare
We know the retention value of promoting internally. Yet we hire 100s of managers every year from the open marketplace. We already have the best people working in our restaurants – they just need the opportunity to build the right skills to move up. This is the catalyst to help them move forward.
Chief People Officer, National Restaurant Chain with 60,000 employees
The custodians in our workplace English class love Cell-Ed…a learning device in their pocket & ownership of their learning.
Jon Engel, Director, Texas Training Center