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Virtual Workshop: Tools for Global Talent Management

Recently, Rosetta Stone HR Practice Lead and Senior Manager of Enterprise Marketing Sheerin Vesin and Senior Global HR Partner DeShaun Wise presented at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2015 Annual Conference. Their talk gave attendees tips and best practices in using our new Global Talent Toolkit. Now they are bringing this popular session to you, in the form of a Virtual Workshop: Tools for Global Talent Management. Click here to register for our Virtual Workshop: Tools for Global Talent Management In this enlightening presentation, Sheerin and DeShaun will lay out the case for global readiness in the workforce, including…

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Funding Sources for Language Learning

Even in the midst of a demographic shift in the nation’s schools, there are no federal or state funding streams that specifically target language learning programs. Overall, school funding has not rebounded from the recent recession. For example, 15 states are providing less per student funding than they did in 2012-13—even though tax revenues are on the rise. New Mexico has consistently raised per student funding in the past few years, but still spends $874 less per pupil than it did in 2008. That’s not to say that there aren’t significant amounts of money available—if you know where to look.…

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Three Insights Into What Engages Students

Educators are always making their best guesses as to what they think will engage their students in their learning. Some of these ideas are very good. Others are nothing more than a shot in the dark. Heather Wolpert-Gawron had a novel idea: ask her 8th grade students. She published some of their responses in an article for Edutopia, but they are worth discussing again. “Students will always be extremely excited when using technology.” The fact that today’s digitally-native students are engaged by technology isn’t earth-shaking, but one student suggested that technology actually has cognitive benefits. “When we use tech, it…

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Spanish for Healthcare: Health Outcome Challenges for Latinos

Latino families make up the largest segment of the uninsured population in the American healthcare system, with 10.2 million people uninsured. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2013, more than 2.5 million have become insured. Although providing insurance to more families was the primary goal of the law, this influx—which is only expected to grow with each enrollment period—stresses a system that is grossly unprepared to service the Latino community. The largest of these challenges is in the disconnect between a Spanish-speaking patient and their doctor, who is overwhelmingly likely to speak English. In the US, there…

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The Must-have e-Learning Solutions for Your Language Classroom

In the spirit of Back to School being a time for educators to reflect and get inspired for the upcoming school year, we’ve spent the last few blog posts highlighting the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12. New interactive video We started introducing an exciting, interactive video that gives a broad overview of the Suite, which includes Rosetta Stone® Foundations, Rosetta Stone® Advantage, and Rosetta Stone® Custom Solutions. The video has two tracks: one focusing on how the Suite can help schools address English Language Learner needs and the other discussing how the suite can be used to bolster…

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Spanish for Healthcare: Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

Since open enrollment began in 2013, 2.6 million Latinos have signed up for coverage under the ACA—roughly 25% of the 10.2 million that became eligible for coverage upon passage of the law. Of course, that number is only expected to rise with each open enrollment period. Worth noting is that even families of “mixed status” (those with varying immigration status among the members of the family) are still eligible for new coverage under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Disproportionate Health Risks Coverage for the Latino population is increasingly important because the diseases for which they are disproportionately at…

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Rosetta Stone Helps Global Citizen Year Accomplish Their Mission

What if you could have spent a year between high school and college immersed in a foreign community, accomplishing good works while expanding your world view? Global Citizen Year is a non-profit that recruits and trains high school graduates for a transformative “bridge year” before they head off for college. In this year, GCY’s Fellows are immersed in the culture of communities in Africa and Latin America, contributing to local education and other efforts while gaining invaluable international experience to aid in their futures. So far, in only five years, Global Citizen Year can count 350 alumni. This kind of…

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Taking Language Instruction to the Next Level

Back to School is a great time to reflect on what is working in your language-learning program and where you could use some new tools to really bolster your students’ experience. Rosetta Stone® Advantage is what gives the Language Learning Suite for K-12 the breadth and depth necessary for advanced learners to maximize their skills toward proficiency. We’ve just produced a new video to highlight its features and what makes it a special product for language learning in the K-12 arena. A More Customizable Experience Advantage takes learning to the next level with a tailored experience in nine select languages,…

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3 Solutions That are Right for Your Language Classroom

You can’t build a strong language-learning program in your school or district without a strong foundation of state-of-the-art technology and proven lessons that get results. Fittingly, that’s why we called the first component in the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 Foundations. Rosetta Stone® Foundations is the e-learning solution for beginning to intermediate learners in up to 24 different languages. This is where the fundamentals are learned that will lead to fluency and the global competence that will make your students desirable in the world economy. The Foundations system starts with language lessons that focus on three aspects that…

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Four Reasons for a Business Language Strategy

Recently, Rosetta Stone President of Global Enterprise and Education Judy Verses contributed an article to Huffington Post Business blog. In it, Ms. Verses describes how even though business is more global than ever before, companies are still neglecting language learning. Harvard Business School professor and former head of global investment for Goldman Sachs, Robert Steven Kaplan, goes as far as to say this neglect is a ‘blind spot’ that ‘makes global businesses, in particular, vulnerable’. Ms. Verses continues to highlight four particular reasons for your business to adopt a comprehensive language learning strategy: 1. A decrease in productivity Language struggles…

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