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Understanding Cultural Differences Between Seemingly Similar Cultures

Global organizations invest millions of dollars a year on international assignments. One of the critical pieces that more and more companies are including as a part of that investment is cultural training. Over time it’s been proven that international assignments are more successful for both the individual and his/her family, and the organization, when an investment is made to support the adaptation to a new host country’s culture and business environment. But what about when the cultures are similar such as the Canada-U.S., Australia-New Zealand, and the U.K.-U.S.? Is it really necessary to spend the time and money on a…

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[Sweepstakes] Score Swag on Social

Follow us in our social communities and enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win some awesome swag! From Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29, we’ll select and announce a daily winner. Winners will receive a free limited edition Rosetta Stone Swag Pack. Sign up for your chance to make life at work more enjoyable by winning great office goodies. Each Swag pack includes a: Computer messenger bag Adjustable mesh cap Mobile charger Travel coffee mug, and more! To ensure your entry counts for the sweepstakes, simply: (1) Fill out this form AND (2) Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter,…

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The Skill Graduates Need Most

The results of a recent survey capturing the skills employers want most out of their new hires may surprise you. Instead of writing, visual, or electronic communication skills, employers identified speaking as their most desired skill from recent graduates. Verbal skills include interpersonal communication, presenting and listening skills, as well as team or group work. They simply touch more aspects of business life than the others. Electronic skills, while rising in importance as technology affects evermore facets of work, ranked second in the study. 52 employers in the engineering, business, health sciences, and social work fields responded to the survey.…

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The Most Sought-After Skill by Employers Is…

The results of a recent survey capturing the skills employers want most out of their new hires may not surprise you. Instead of writing, visual, or electronic communication skills, employers identified speaking as their most desired skill from recent graduates. Verbal skills include interpersonal communication, presenting and listening skills, as well as team or group work. They simply touch more aspects of business life than the others. Electronic skills, while rising in importance as technology affects evermore facets of work, ranked second in the study. 52 employers in the engineering, business, health sciences, and social work fields responded to the survey.…

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Global Competence: 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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How Closing the Language Skills Gap May Save Your Business Big $$$

Recently, Sheerin Vesin, Rosetta Stone Enterprise & Education’s HR practice lead, contributed an article to CRM Xchange. Here are the highlights: One of our customers, Aspen Skiing Company in Aspen, Colorado, sought to provide their employees with foreign language proficiency. With those skills, their associates would be able to communicate with the multitudes of international visitors that the ski resorts receive every year. For example, ski instructors would be able to communicate more clearly with their students, building trust. These changes fostered brand loyalty amongst the company’s clients. We don’t have to tell you how valuable brand loyalty can be.…

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[NEW eBook] How Language Impacts Business

Corporate training can be a tricky business. Some initiatives can show true value immediately while others remain ambiguous. We wanted to get some deeper insight into just what is happening in today’s workplace. We recently completed the 2016 Rosetta Stone Business Impact Survey. We wanted to know just how valuable corporate language learning is to the people who would know best – our customers! The results of the survey are now available in our new, in-depth ebook, “How Language Impacts Business”. Download the eBook here! 81% of people take some sort of language courses before they start a career, usually…

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[NEW eBook] Expanding Access for Adult English Learners

In the past 20 years, the adult Limited English Proficient population increased over 80 percent. That has led to English language-learning becoming the largest subgroup of the adult education landscape. This explosive growth provides its share of challenges, but also profound opportunities. That’s why we’re releasing a pair of new resources to help adult ed practitioners and leaders, including “Technology Transforms Learning: Expanding Access for Adult English Learners”, a comprehensive new eBook. Click here to download this informative new eBook! The modern challenges of adult education programs include improving retention rates, attracting new students, and making sure those students attain success.…

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Cultural Understanding Goes Beyond Language

For many professionals, preparation for working with people from other cultures stops at a small bit of language learning. They believe that as long as they can get their point across, their communications with multinational colleagues will be successful. Cultural competency—the factors that will truly define a multinational relationship—goes much deeper than that. Yes, language is the first step toward cultural competency, the one that makes all other levels of interaction possible. But once you cross the language barrier (which is becoming easier and easier to do with the advent of online, on-demand language learning), there are many other things…

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[Special Report] Language Acquisition Demand on the Rise in Adult Education

By 2030, nearly one in five members of the workforce will be an immigrant. That equates to increased strain on language learning classes at all levels of education, but particularly for adults. That’s why we’re releasing a pair of new resources to help adult ed practitioners and leaders, including our “Technology Fast-Tracks Adult English Language Acquisition” report. Click here to download this informative new report! We know what a difference adult education makes in the entire American community, especially for adult English language learners. Through adult ed programs, these vital workers receive the tools to raise successful children, contribute to their…

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