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Rosetta Stone Comes to Your Xbox

Calling all gamers! Playing video games is great cognitive exercise; it helps improve your focus, memory, and ability to multitask. And now with Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages Xbox launch, you can also use a video game to learn a new language. Rosetta Stone’s new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Virtual travel experiences teach you the vocabulary and grammar necessary for real-world interactions. So before you book a flight to a foreign destination, grab your controller. How does it work? You’ll explore several locations in the Discovery Zone and chat with the characters you find there. In…

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Jugando Y Aprendiendo

El jugar video juegos o juegos en la computadora es uno de los pasatiempos más populares en el mundo de hoy. Usamos juegos como una manera para distraernos del estrés del día y tomar riesgos (brincar de edificios o conducir como un maníaco) que no tienen consecuencias en la vida real. Más de una madre ha regañado a sus hijos por jugar en vez de hacer tarea. Pero ¿sabías que los juegos adecuados hasta pueden ayudarles con la tarea? Y no sólo los niños se benefician—¡los adultos también! Ya por muchos años los programadores han estado diseñando juegos para enseñar…

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Top 10 Ways Rosetta Stone Solutions Support ELL Classroom Success

Sometimes when it comes to English Language Learner education, we talk broadly about population shifts and graduation statistics. Instead, let’s go ground level. Here are the top 10 ways Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite solutions help ELL students in their classroom every day. #10 – Professional development for non-ELL teachers Very few ELL students find themselves in ELL-only classes. They tend to be “mainstreamed” into at least a few core subject classes with their English-speaking classmates. Those teachers need to be familiar with ELL education, but it helps to be able to have at least a passing understanding of an…

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Expat to Repat: Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

Sending an employee on a long term overseas assignment is a big decision for an organization, one made with the future of the company in mind. It’s anticipated that the employee will come back with a wealth of new knowledge and ready to take an expanded role in the company. What turns out to be the case for 38 percent of repatriated employees is that they leave their company within a year of returning from their assignment. There are many possible reasons for this, including culture shock and lack of a position at the home office that reflects their new…

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3 Reasons to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Guest post by The Chairman’s Bao. I know what you’re thinking… it makes so much more sense for me to stick to learning Latin-based languages. Why would I ever consider learning a language as extreme as Mandarin Chinese? And, where would I even start? Hold that thought! There has never been a better time to start learning Mandarin Chinese. Fact! What’s more, it might not even be as difficult as you first thought… let me explain: Mandarin Chinese isn’t difficult, it’s just different Firstly, Chinese vocabulary just makes sense. Words are constructed from a set of roots, called radicals. With…

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Aligning Global Mobility to Talent Strategy

As you might have guessed, with the convergence of technology and the global economy, businesses are increasingly interested in sending their employees abroad. According to an Ernst & Young report, 72 percent of executives said their need for globally mobile employees will increase within the next three years. Today’s Millennial employee is more than happy to fill that need. Most Millennials believe an overseas assignment will occur sometime in their career. For the forward-thinking business leader, there is an opportunity to harness both of these forces that can not only open the business to new markets, but also makes employee…

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St. Patrick’s Day: La Fiesta de Orgullo Irlandés

En los Estados Unidos, el 17 de marzo es un día de celebración en el que la gente se la pasa tomando cerveza y pellizcando el uno al otro por no haberse puesto algo verde. Se llama St. Patrick’s Day, y empezó como una observancia religiosa y solemne en Irlanda. Se convirtió en algo secular cuando los inmigrantes irlandeses llegaron a los Estados Unidos. Hoy se celebra como un día de orgullo irlandés, pero no habría ninguna fiesta en este día de no haber sido por el célebre San Patricio. ¿Quién fue San Patricio? Irónicamente, San Patricio ni siquiera fue…

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After the Plan: Keeping Employee Development on Track

The single biggest fault in employee development is that once the plan is written, nothing happens. Everyone got together, wrote something actionable, and then went about their normal business. Progress is not made under that scenario. So how do we make sure that the steps outlined in the plan are actually followed through? Some of that is the fault of the plan itself, but a lot of the success of the plan just requires some tenacity and focus. Employee development as a group People are more successful when following through on an exercise plan if they work out with a…

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7 Lucky Charms from Around The World

St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, and you’re probably seeing green decorations, clothing, and food everywhere. The colors of Ireland’s flag are green, white, and orange, but green won out as the color we associate with St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland in general, probably due in part to the significance of the green shamrock, or three-leaf clover. Legend has it that St. Patrick used it to teach converts to Christianity about the Trinity, so it has long been the de facto symbol of all things Irish. It’s important to remember, however, that a shamrock is not the same…

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After the Plan: What Could Derail an Employee Development Plan?

The meeting(s) have all been attended. Drafts were passed back and forth. Finally, pen was set to paper. An employee’s development plan for the upcoming period has been set up. The hard part is over, right? That might be the hard part, but the game isn’t over. Now you and the employee need to make that plan a reality. What could go wrong? Plenty. Lack of follow through This is the most obvious cause of plans going awry. The manager formulated the development plan just because they had to. The employee contributed just because they had to. Neither one has…

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