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[ROI Calculator] How Much Is Language Training Worth?

We’re often asked by customers and prospects alike about how they can calculate the return on investment they are seeing from language training. It can be tricky. Although you have a feeling that improved communication skills are making employees more productive and are helping you close more sales, those are anecdotal examples. What if there was a way to see results in a quantifiable way? And what if that method was easy? Enter the Rosetta Stone ROI Calculator The ROI Calculator is an online tool built to see just how much your language learning initiative is moving the needle. The…

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The Rise of the Micro-Multinational

The misperception that multinational businesses are only huge conglomerates with offices around the world persists, but is becoming less and less accurate. Instead, so-called “micro-multinationals” have leveraged technology and social media to grow their businesses internationally without having to rent space or designate a company “road warrior”. For them, the world is about finding the right talent and isolating the customers who would be most interested in their products – whether those customers are in Tallahassee or Thailand. In a recent interview for Industry Today, HSBC Bank Executive Vice President Mark Luppi, described just how social media helps these companies…

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Join Educators from Across the Country to #GetLanguageReady

The state of language learning in the United States is about to reach a crisis point. The world economy is becoming more reliant on language skills in order to reach professional success. Meanwhile, the nation’s foreign language programs continue to be one of the first considerations when it’s time to close budget deficits. That’s why we’ve decided to raise awareness of these coming challenges by imploring everyone to #GetLanguageReady. Our new #GetLanguageReady site has a wealth of new information in order for you to become familiar with the state of language skills in our schools and around the world, as…

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Meet Luis: From ELL student to Stanford Undergrad

Perhaps our most rewarding feeling is knowing that we are having a deep impact on students’ lives. Luis Govea Moreno of Irving, Texas came to the United States seven years ago from Mexico with very limited English skills. He was enrolled in the Irving School District’s ELL program, which uses Rosetta Stone as a supplement to in-person instruction. “As I was progressing in English, I was able to apply that knowledge to the other classes. I was able to understand what the math teacher was saying. I was able to know what the science teacher was saying. Just learning English…

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4 Reasons Why Language Students Value EdTech

By Timmy Sullivan* As a student who graduated from a 1:1 iPad school that has been praised for its use of technology, I cannot stress enough the importance of technology in the classroom. Whether speaking internationally at conferences or reaching a global audience through my blog, my message remains the same: technology is a means to stimulate student interest, as well as personalize the classroom environment. Below is my list of four reasons why EdTech enhances language learning: 1. Develop Multiple Proficiencies When learning language, it is extremely important to develop both active and passive proficiencies. Often times learners will…

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Mooresville Graded School District’s Success Is on Display

We get excited when we have the opportunity to hear from customers on the ground who are actually using our products and can see the differences they are making in their students. And because not everyone can go visit these sites, that feedback comes in the form of videos that we are happy to share. Our latest is from the Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina, a district of about 6,000 students that sees language learning as being critical to the future success of their students. Mooresville has been forward-thinking for many years in terms of using technology in…

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[NEW eBook] A Reality Check on World Language Education

The American education system is facing two divergent scenarios. On the one hand, budgets remain stagnant. World language programs are being cut. In many areas, there are widespread teacher shortages. On the other, the world’s economy grows more multinational by the day. Foreign language skills, which were once only a “nice to have” for expatriate workers, are now necessary in most sectors of the economy – even for students who will never step foot in a foreign country during their careers. This growing gap and some possible solutions inspired our new eBook, “Closing the World Language Education Gap”. Click here…

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Why Global Competence Is a Gamechanger in Education

Learning a language can open a lot of doors for students, but the door opens much wider when paired with an understanding of global events and how to affect the world around you. That’s why we’ve entered into a partnership with OpenGlobe, the leader in educational content that develops global competence. Recently, OpenGlobe founder Ted Dale joined us for a webinar about global competence, OpenGlobe, and how both can prove to be gamechangers in the world of college and career. Click here to watch the on-demand webinar today.  Ted defines global competence as the possession of the knowledge, skills, and…

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Exclusive Product Sneak Peek: Rosetta Stone® Catalyst™

By Kelly Vaast, Sr. Manager of Product Development – In the world of product development, we spend months – sometimes years – designing, developing, and testing new products. We spend thousands of hours preparing for their launch. We leave no stone unturned as we get the product ready to survive – and thrive – in the hands of customers. In many ways, it feels like we are a massive group of expectant parents getting ready for the birth of what will become our own child. The latest effort in technological “procreation” here at Rosetta Stone is centered around our brand…

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[Sweepstakes] Win the Ultimate Teacher Goodie Bag

Back-to-school just got better! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for a chance to win a limited edition Rosetta Stone bag with goodies that will make work more enjoyable this school year. We’ll select and announce a daily winner from Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30. Winners will receive a free limited edition Rosetta Stone Teacher Goodie Bag, including: Tote and journal notebook Mobile charger and USB plug Water bottle, coffee mug, and more! To ensure your entry counts for the sweepstakes, simply: Fill out this form AND Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Of course, connecting with us gives…

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