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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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[New Infographic] The Rise of Language-Learning Technology in K-12

Technology is changing education so rapidly that it can be hard to keep up with developments. That is particularly true in the language-learning space. That’s why we produced our latest infographic, “The Rise of Language-Learning Technology in K-12”. It covers the myriad of benefits classroom teachers are experiencing when they bring technology into their language classrooms, how it can enhance student outcomes, and the possibilities that are available to meet every classroom’s needs. Click here to download your copy of the infographic, “The Rise of Language-Learning Technology in K-12”. We start with up-to-date statistics and facts revolving around the considerable speed…

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The Latest Thought Leadership in Language Learning

In February, I was honored to represent Rosetta Stone at the annual Advocacy Days meeting hosted by the Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS). This two-day gathering brings together the leaders of regional, national, and state organizations such as the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), the American Translations Association (ATA), and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC).It is one of the leading gatherings of people working hard to improve language learning in the United States. What all the delegates to JNCL-NCLIS have in common with each other—and probably…

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The Need for Language Skills in the American Economy

Language learning is crucial to the continued growth of the American economy. That was the message echoed throughout the Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) Advocacy Days meeting. Rosetta Stone Senior Director for Language Learning, Lisa Frumkes, was asked to present at the gathering and returned with some encouraging news from some of the nation’s leaders in the acquisition of language skills. To read from her perspective, check out her recent blog post. To the point, the group heard from Sonia Zumborsky, Director, Product Field Support & Communications and Digital Globalization at…

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A Renewed Focus on Adult Education at COABE 2016

There is perhaps no better place to talk about the latest innovations for language learning in adult education than in Texas—specifically, the Commission on Adult Basic Education’s annual conference in Dallas. The conference runs from April 10th to the 13th and you can find us at Booth #404 in the Exhibit Hall. COABE brings together over 1,500 adult educators, representing all facets of the field. Because of that diversity of thinking, there are twelve different learning strands comprised of more than 200 sessions. Our latest blended learning solutions are perfectly suited for adult education, providing lessons that are workforce-specific, professional situation, and…

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[New eBook] The Benefits of Combining EdTech and Traditional Instruction

Last year, Rosetta Stone Education produced an in-depth webinar on classroom integration entitled “EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up in Today’s Language-Learning Classroom”. Today, we’re announcing an exciting asset based on that knowledge. Our “EdTech and Traditional Instruction” eBook takes some of the valuable information from the webinar, mixes it up with up-to-date developments, and displays them in an easy-to-read and highly shareable format. Click here to download your free copy of the “EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up in Today’s Language-Learning Classroom” eBook! The piece starts with identifying just what is happening in the EdTech space? As you probably…

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Celebrating 50 Years and Preparing for the Next 50 at TESOL 2016

Now more than ever, ELL education is of paramount importance in the US and around the world. That is why Rosetta Stone Education is proud to help the TESOL International Association celebrate its 50th anniversary at their annual International Convention & English Language Expo. The conference runs from April 5-8 at the Baltimore Convention Center. You can find us at Booth #719 in the Exhibit Hall. TESOL is the world’s largest gathering of ESOL professionals, with over 6,500 attendees expected to converge in Baltimore, representing 75 countries. There will be over 900 concurrent sessions in which those attendees will be able…

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The Impact of Language Advocacy on Economic Security

In February, I was honored to represent Rosetta Stone at the annual Advocacy Days meeting hosted by the Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS). This two-day gathering brought together the leaders of regional, national, and state organizations such as the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), the American Translators Association (ATA), and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC). It is one of the leading gatherings of people working hard to improve language learning in the United States. What all the delegates to JNCL-NCLIS have in common with each other—and…

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Academics: The Dominance of English Is Stifling World Scholarship

Recently, the BBC published an article that outlined what many foreign researchers view as a threat to scholarship: the dominance of the English language on the world’s stage. While obviously their concerns are post-secondary (and post-graduate) in nature, there are some takeaways for the K-12 space. First, the academics’ point is simple. The vast majority of the world’s scholarly journals — at least, those with international weight — are written in English only. To be published, you have to speak and write in English. This alone is a barrier that is stifling scholarship in non-English speaking places. For example, the…

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