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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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Breaking Language Learning Into Building Blocks

Have you ever seen one of those truly impressive Lego builds, like a huge alien spaceship or an entire city? They look daunting and the common person might think they are impossible. But they were all put together in the same way, by normal people: one block at a time. The traditional method of learning is through courses of study that often take at least weeks, if not months. This has been the case everywhere from elementary school to postgraduate work. Corporate learning would take the same track, pulling employees out of their work for a week or more. Thankfully,…

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On-Demand Webinar: Mixing Up EdTech + Traditional Instruction

It can be difficult to integrate technology with in-person instruction, even though there are a lot of benefits for doing so. How do you get the most out of online learning? What should the balance be? The transition is made much easier with a partner. That’s why we’re starting a community for technology integration in the classroom, beginning with our free on-demand webinar “EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up in Today’s Language-Learning Classroom”. Rosetta Stone Language Education Expert Boris Morew discusses how to improve student performance in the language learning setting through the combination of technology and instruction. This is…

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