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How Diversity Challenges Impact Learning & Development

This is a story about a fast growing Saudi FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) distribution and logistics services company that had a vision to double the business in five years. It was not easy, but they eventually did it through a number of strategies. They diversified their clients, portfolio, geographies, and even their people! This FMCG company, Abudawood Group, started in Saudi Arabia back in the early 60s and expanded its business in the new millennium to five new markets in the Middle East—in just four years, ending up with 30 different nationalities, formally communicating business in four different languages, and with…

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5 Ways Language Can Turbo-charge Your Presentations

It was a dry, hot day in Egypt, I was on a Camel with my friend Steve and we were on our way to see one of the wonders of the world. En-route, I began to rehearse the Arabic greetings I had recently learnt, pausing for breath between the undulating sand dunes on my bumpy ride towards the pyramids. Opening a presentation with greetings in your audience’s native language is a powerful ice breaker usually followed with rapturous applause. A Lady that does this so well is Elise Kanza, Head of Africa for the World Economic Forum. How to engage…

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The Importance of Measurement in Corporate Learning

A critical part of running an effective organization is taking the right measurements of your progress. Just as in any other department in your company, there are variables in corporate learning that can revolutionize your practice if you monitor them. Set up a rubric Before embarking on your data study, it’s important to set up a universal measurement tool. Otherwise, you open yourself up to inconsistency and ad hoc assessments. Establish a rubric to evaluate your training department. Not only does this standardize the process, but it also makes it easier to itemize the data you are going to gather,…

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ATD 2016: Get Ready to Learn, Network, and Empower

One of our favorite events of the year is the annual Association for Talent Development conference. This year’s edition will be taking place in Denver on May 22-25. We will be having a large presence at the conference this year in an effort to discuss the benefits of language training with a worldwide contingent of talent developers. To start, our booth in the exhibit hall, #1846, will be a hub of activity where attendees can: Participate in our #IntroIQ Speed Workshop and power up your first impression around the globe! Participants will learn – both culturally and linguistically – how…

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The Importance of Parental Involvement in Schools

Most people in and around education understand that a parent/parents being involved in their child’s education can be a difference maker. There has been a lot of study into the subject and a lot of strategizing about how to best get parents engaged in their child’s school. But why is this important? The research is strong. Parent involvement has a measurable impact on student performance in school, and seems to be particularly important for English-learning students and those from low-income areas. Improved communication between parents and teachers leads to better homework completion rates, in-class behavior, and participation. At-risk behaviors, such…

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[Infographic] The Digital Transformation of Language Training

Research firm VansonBourne recently concluded a survey of 500 business execs on Rosetta Stone’s behalf. The insights of these leaders, based in the UK and Germany, are now organized into a comprehensive infographic, “The Language Tutor’s New Face”. Click here to download “The Language Tutor’s New Face” infographic. These business leaders are operating on the front lines of international business. So when 87 percent of them say their organizations rely on more than one critical language, you can assume that is a solid majority of businesses in the world today. The infographic starts with a brief exploration of just how…

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The Future of Corporate Training

When discussing what is coming down the pike for corporate training, we often speak of online learning, forward-thinking employee development plans, and credentialing. But what if you want to go further into the forecast? These are the technologies corporate trainers should be looking for in their long-term plans. The Internet of Things and Sensors You see an increasing amount of people wearing fitness bands, digital thermostats in homes, and smarter security systems. It won’t be long until smart business trainers figure out ways to incorporate these ideas into the workplace. Fitness sensors can be used to measure the physical stats…

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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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