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Spanish for Healthcare: Hispanics 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 Hispanic population is increasingly important because the diseases for which they are disproportionately at risk…

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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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Saving Time and Improving Productivity with Rosetta Stone

International business is made much easier if everyone can communicate in the same language. That’s the experience of Jairo Lopez, a production planning manager for Tupperware in Mexico. Mr. Lopez is a native Spanish speaker, but much of his duties involve dealings in Brazil. “My main target is to maintain an optimal service level of Tupperware facilities in local and export markets. This includes shipping and receiving the correct inventory, in the right quantities, and at the right time,” he explained. Often, materials needed for production need to be sent from Mexico to Brazil and back. There is only one…

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On-demand Language Learning Webinar for K-12 Educators

As educators ramp up their efforts toward August, they start considering what steps they can take to improve the prospects of their students. One aspect that deserves serious consideration is online language learning. Rosetta Stone Senior Marketing Manager, Tanya Mas, and Education Subject Matter Expert, Boris Morew, recently gave a webinar that provided an overview of the challenges facing language learning in schools and how the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 can help. As you are probably aware, those challenges include: A lack of global competence in existing curricula Lack of tools that truly harness the new technological nature…

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The Top 4 Hot Button HR Issues in 2015

Now that we’ve finished more than half of 2015, we’re starting to see some of the major issues facing HR managers and departments this year. These were front-and-center during the recent SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition. Culture Many HR challenges can either be solved or exacerbated by a company’s culture. Workers are much more likely to feel valued and productive in a company that “gets them”. It’s not rocket science; it’s much easier to get an employee to come to work at a place they like. The fun environments of places like Google and Facebook don’t work for everyone’s…

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Expatriate Failure: The Cultural Aspects

As the global economy becomes more and more intertwined, expatriate assignments are on the rise. Sixty-four percent of businesses indicated in a recent survey that their international assignee population has increased in the past year. Sending employees out on assignment signifies a considerable investment, both in the business prospects of the international location and the employee themselves. In monetary terms, each assignment can represent a $2 million investment in the operation. So it might surprise you to find out that 20 to 50 percent of those assignments return prematurely, often within a year of starting their assignment. Each failure represents a…

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New Interactive Video on Effective K-12 Language Learning Solutions

Rosetta Stone is excited about a new interactive video we’ve produced that helps educators find out more about how the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 can make a difference in the upcoming school year. The video takes two approaches: one that focuses the Language Learning Suite on schools who are looking for support when it comes to meeting their English Language Learner challenges, and another that speaks to schools and districts looking to bolster their world language offerings. Demographics are shifting in American schools. For the first time, minority students make up a majority of the schoolchildren in…

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