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5 Resources to Enhance the K-12 Lifelong Learning Journey

To complement our new Lifelong Learning: Language Skills Increase World Readiness eBook, we’ve also established a page that gathers the best resources we have found on the benefits of language learning for K-12 students now and in the future. Follow this link to visit the Lifelong Learning resource page! Visit the Academy for International Education charter school and hear from their educators about their passion for creating globally proficient students, their best practices, and where they see the most critical needs for their students’ future success. Our infographic, The Rise of Language-Learning Technology in K-12, surveys the ed-tech landscape. What…

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Rosetta Stone Catalyst Meets Wall Street

By Shari Hofer, VP of Marketing, Enterprise and Education, at Rosetta Stone – Roots of The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stretch back to 1792 when 24 brokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement on Wall Street. That was the beginning of what would become the world’s leading stock exchange. In June 2016, market capitalization of NYSE-listed companies was more than US$19 trillion. Businesses and investors across the globe recognize the vital link between the NYSE and many of the world’s most successful companies. On April 16, 2009, Rosetta Stone executives took their place above the NYSE trading floor and rang the opening…

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The Linguistic Pecking Order: Status and Language Skills in Organizations

We often write about one of the primary benefits of language learning being improved career prospects. That’s definitely true, but what exactly does that look like in the day-to-day lives of people in an organization? Tsedal B. Neeley published an article in the journal Organization Science titled “Language Matters: Status Loss and Achieved Status Distinctions in Global Organizations”. In it, Professor Neeley describes the inner politics of a French high-tech company that adopts English as its official language, or lingua franca. Just as in the wider world, status within an organization can be gained and lost based on a variety…

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[New eBook] Lifelong Learning: Language Skills Increase World Readiness

We’re excited to bring you this new e-book, all about the role language skills play in the future success of our K-12 students. It’s called Lifelong Learning: Language Skills Increase World Readiness. Download your copy of the eBook now. When considering language education for K-12 students, a lot of the focus rightfully falls on preparing those learners for an adulthood where being bilingual is becoming increasingly marketable. But in Lifelong Learning, we also discuss the benefits that language learning brings while the student is still in school. For English Language Learners, those benefits are obvious: an opportunity to participate in education…

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Be an “Intrapreneur” Within Your Company

Most professionals dream of one day becoming a CEO or running their own business. While many eventually put themselves in that position sometime during their career, far more feel stuck on career tracks that won’t lead to that promised land. But what about investing in yourself, treating yourself as your own business and making yourself more “profitable” within your current company? In essence, become an “intrapreneur” or the “CEO of Me”? One of the best ways to accomplish this is through language learning, because of all the tangential benefits that come along with studying a new language, like: Empathy. Studying a…

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The Finding Funding Checklist for Language Learning

Although we’ve seen a few years of economic growth and rising property values, education funding from state and federal sources continues to lag behind. Part of this is because of expired stimulus funding, while another part is an unwillingness to increase spending. Education is always one of the first expenditures cut during budget negotiations at both the federal and state levels. We cover the updated state of education spending in our new infographic, Funding Sources for Language Learning. Although Title I and Title III federal funding is earmarked for English learner programs, world language studies have no such dedicated funding…

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Video Contest: Hit Record and Win a Trip to NYC

Has language training been a catalyst for your career? If so, we want to hear from you! Enter our video contest for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize. The winner and a guest will receive a $3,000 trip to New York City – with paid accommodations – and will join us at the New York Stock Exchange as we ring the Bell on Friday, September 16! To enter: (1) Fill out this form to secure your entry (2) Record a 60-second (or less) video telling us “How has language-learning been a catalyst for your career?” (3) Send a link to…

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Public Funding Sources for Language-Learning

Our latest infographic, Funding Sources for Language Learning, goes through the updated state of governmental education funding in the United States. One of the lowlights: Congress has cut education funding by 20% in the past five years. That being said, even though the pool may be a little shallower, there’s still quite a bit of money available to help your school bring its language-learning program into the 21st century. But what exactly are these sources and how can they be utilized to provide greater language-learning capabilities in your school or district? Federal sources As you may have heard, the country…

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Driving Business Success with Confident Communication

By Peter Brussard, SVP of Product Management at Rosetta Stone – Employees don’t work in a vacuum. Communicating with colleagues, clients, and partners in today’s multilingual workplace is absolutely essential in order to meet individual and company goals. Overcoming language barriers that negatively impact employee performance is an important objective of language training. In a recent survey of Rosetta Stone® business product users, 71% of respondents said language training improved their job performance. Confidently speaking and communicating with colleagues is a springboard for collaboration. Rosetta Stone language learning programs recognize the diverse learning needs of each employee and provide: Lessons…

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Private Sources for Language-Learning Dollars

Even though the economy has rebounded and tax rolls are starting to grow again, education funding is still being held to pre-Recession levels. Nationwide, per-pupil spending has decreased three years in a row. To keep a certain level of innovation in the classroom, teachers and schools often turn to private grant sources – especially for new technology. Finding the right source can make your school’s language learning dreams come true! But what are these sources and what are the easiest ways to tap in? Foundations and corporations Private education funding tends to come from two general sources: foundations and corporations.…

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