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Texting Is Much More Than Meets the Touchscreen

We recently published a blog post entitled “Employee Training in 2016”, where we highlighted some major trends currently taking form in organizational learning. Two of those, international training and language learning, deal directly with the use of language and how it develops. In this entry, we’re exploring some of the current work being done in that field, particularly by Columbia linguistics professor and author John McWhorter. In the near future, adults of a certain age might line up to learn the hot new foreign language. But it won’t be Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. It will be texting. That may be…

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[Free Template] The Global Readiness Toolkit

We believe that one of the premier measures of an employee’s value in the international economy will be global readiness—the ability to communicate and relate with people of different cultures and countries. After all, the world will only become more interconnected as companies seek opportunities across the globe. Perhaps not surprisingly, 90 percent of business line leaders believe their teams have global readiness challenges. Yet, only a third of those leaders try to work with their HR departments on a solution. That is why we came up with the Global Readiness Toolkit, which brings together three assets that, when used…

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Wide Open Spaces

We have a lot of wide open spaces in Guthrie, Texas, which sits in the third least populated county in the nation. There are great big skies, beautiful open range land, and plenty of room for cattle, horses and kids to roam. In our area, there are several rural school districts that serve a relatively small student population. Finding certified and highly qualified teachers is often a struggle in remote West Texas, especially in high need areas such as math, science and foreign language. About five years ago, a group of area school superintendents needed to find a solution for…

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Celebrating Charter Education in California at #CCSACon

Charter schools play an important role in the American education system, particularly in California. That’s why Rosetta Stone is happy to celebrate the success of the movement at the 2016 California Charter Schools Conference. The conference runs from March 14-17 at the Long Beach Convention Center. You can find us at Booth #1533 in the Exhibit Hall. The theme of this year’s conference is March to One Million, signifying CCSA’s goal of having one million students in California’s charter schools by 2022. The program’s keynote speakers are Dr. Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize, and TV personality Soledad O’Brien.…

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Immigration’s Effects on Language Learning in Business

Recently, we published a blog post about the hottest trends expected to hit corporate learning in 2016. Two of those trends, language learning and international training, are affected by one undeniable fact: languages are always changing. And this modern, connected era may provoke the most drastic changes in language ever. John McWhorter, a linguist from Columbia University and an author of several books, including The Language Hoax, recently contributed an article to The Atlantic about how immigration affects the language spoken in places where immigrants settle. Skipping ahead in line Every language has its peculiarities. Those are what tend to…

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Serving the Need of Students in Rural Areas

Recently, Rosetta Stone released a video highlighting one of their most recent success stories. The Guthrie Common School District serves the third-smallest county in the United States. Like other extremely rural school districts, Guthrie lacked the resources to provide instruction in courses outside the core subjects, including world languages. So to help students meet their graduation requirements, which call for two years of Spanish, the district founded the Guthrie Virtual School and collaborated with Rosetta Stone to offer students the flexibility of blended learning. After a time, Guthrie’s solution was approved by the Texas Virtual School Network, which allowed their…

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[Infographic] The New Global Readiness Mindmap

Global readiness—a team’s ability to relate and communicate with colleagues and customers from different cultures and countries—is a major factor in an organization’s success in the 21st century. Ninety percent of business line leaders say their teams face challenges in this area. There’s a new way to find out if you are one of the 90 percent and, more importantly, what to do about it. Our new infographic, the Global Readiness Mindmap, takes a complicated discussion and condenses it into an easy-to-follow series of five yes or no questions that help you find out where your team fits on the…

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Languages vs. Dialects: Why the Difference Matters in Business

We recently published a blog post entitled “Employee Training in 2016”, where we highlighted some major trends currently taking form in organizational learning. Two of those, international training and language learning, deal directly with the use of language and how it develops. We’re exploring some of the current work being done in that field in this entry. Columbia University linguistics professor and author John McWhorter recently discussed language and dialect in an article for The Atlantic. Is there a difference? Understanding any difference between the two can be important for the language learner. Although McWhorter goes into much more interesting…

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Why Businesspeople Should Learn a New Language

Recently, the UK version of the Huffington Post blog published a list of eight reasons why you should learn a language. Although the list was directed at post-secondary students, some of its insights can be applied to the world of business. We’ll start with cognitive benefits. It seems as if the scientific community keeps building the case that bilinguals experience brain-strengthening benefits compared to monolingual cohorts. If you want to stay sharp throughout your career, including staving off the effects of dementia, learning a language is a great strategy. The list talks a lot about culture. The cultural competency gained…

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The Must-have EdTech Solutions for Your Language Classroom

Personalized language learning fosters success for every student, every day. That is why we’ve spent the last few blog posts highlighting the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 — because we want to help you support individual learning styles and abilities. New interactive video We started introducing an exciting, interactive video that gives a broad overview of the Suite, which includes Rosetta Stone® Foundations, Rosetta Stone® Advantage, and Rosetta Stone® Custom Solutions. The video has two tracks: one focusing on how the Suite can help schools address English Language Learner needs and the other discussing how the suite can…

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