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5 Free Resources to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!

Every year, we look forward to recognizing teachers on their special week. The world’s real-life superheroes deserve all of the acknowledgment they get during Teacher Appreciation, and we hope we can play a part in those efforts. This year, we want to help make Teacher Appreciation Week the best ever! Every day of the week, we will be releasing some great, free resources that every teacher can use to enhance their classroom and improve their practice, including: (1) A printable, colorful “Language Creates” classroom poster that helps start the conversation about what language does for us and how we can use it…

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The Challenges Facing Adult ESL Programs

English as a second language programs geared for adults are an unsung, yet critical component of the nation’s language learning needs. Yet they are met with certain challenges that are unique to adult learning programs. Students come and go—or just go. Attracting new students can be a challenge. And those students who do stay have trouble meeting their goals. What can be the causes of these issues and what can be done? Programs fail to set proper goals with/for their students Goal setting in the adult ESL space is two-fold, hence the “with/for” in the heading. Goals should be set…

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Skills Employees Need to Succeed in the Global Marketplace

Last month, HR practice lead for Rosetta Stone’s Enterprise & Education Marketing Group, Sheerin Vesin, contributed an article to Training Magazine, sharing the latest information we have about the skills employees need to compete in the global marketplace. 71 percent of business leaders are looking to capitalize on the $30 trillion expected to be spent in emerging markets by 2025. That sort of investment in resources will require a unique skill set from employees, none more crucial than language capabilities. Sheerin first discusses the benefits that companies can expect from language learning. There are the obvious, such as being able…

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[On-Demand Webinar] A Wealth of Supplemental Education Materials

Rosetta Stone Education has produced an on-demand webinar on using our Supplemental Education Materials (SEM) to bridge the perceived gaps between online and in-person instruction. The SEMs are additional resources provided by Rosetta Stone Education that help bring more in-depth, specialized information into your curriculum, typically focusing on specific aspects of the cultures being studied in class. Cultural competency is proving to be just as valuable to a student’s employment prospects as language skills, so it makes sense to bring both fields of study together. Click here to watch this informative on-demand webinar! The SEMs are available in both American…

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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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Inquiry Education in the Diverse Classroom

Recently, Shanna Peeples, a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and teacher at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, wrote a guest post for Education Week that connects two subjects that may seem as though they don’t fit: global competency and locally-based inquiry investigations. Amarillo, which has the largest refugee population per capita in the United States, provides Ms. Peeples and her colleagues no shortage of students with widely varied life experience—most of which outside the country. Lessons in global competency may not be differentiated enough to be effective to these students. They simply have too different global experiences from…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Blended Learning in the World Language Classroom

Rosetta Stone is excited to present a new, on-demand webinar, “Blended Learning in the World Language Classroom”, that can fit into any teacher’s busy schedule. The discussion is presented by Gisele Vazquez Falls, World Languages department chair at Tallwood High School in Virginia. Tallwood features a novel Global Studies and World Languages Academy. The Academy is built around preparing students for global citizenship, focusing not just on languages (even though it offers eight), but also on global issues, systems, and cultures. The central goal is to prepare students to take advantage of the international economy. Students spend four years studying…

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Women and Success in the Global Marketplace

Annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on how important women are to our society, what they have accomplished throughout history, and how they can become even more successful in their endeavors. To signify International Women’s Day, Training Journal consulted Rosetta Stone President of Global Enterprise and Education, Judy Verses, on her views toward success for women in the international marketplace. Her insights included: Establishing a positive culture Allowing your partner and boss to help you achieve work/life balance Grabbing all of the opportunities available to them Mentorship Effective communication Women tend to feel more…

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Exciting Developments in Language Learning, Straight From the Source

Recently, Dr. Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director for Language Learning at Rosetta Stone, had the opportunity to attend and present at Advocacy Days, a meeting hosted by the Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS). This meeting is a gathering of some of the nation’s leaders in the language learning space, representing major associations, government offices, and other stakeholders. It may be the best place to get a pulse on where language learning is heading in the US. There was a primary focus on bringing language learning to students earlier in their education careers.…

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Why Is the Workplace Losing Millennial Women?

Much is made of the gender pay gap for women in the workplace. Most of the blame is pointed at hiring and promotion practices. Women make up 26 percent of the nation’s corporate vice presidents and senior managers. Although that can be the product of plain sexism, there may be an even simpler cause: millennial women are simply washing out before they even get close to the glass ceiling. The first theory, as reported in a recent Fast Company article, is our ever-connected culture. Although both genders are under pressure to outperform a perceived employment pool that is just waiting…

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