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December 3, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Give Rosetta Stone

Suddenly feeling stuck about what to give during the holiday season? Sure, you have choices—multicolor blenders, air fryers, wool caps, dog raincoats—but gifting a new language is really special. Discover why they’ll love it: 1. A new language boosts confidence. Unlike those bleached jeans… speaking multiple languages never goes out of style. They’ll pronounce each […]

November 26, 2018

Holiday Giving: A Guide to the Best Gifts for Parents

  When the holidays roll around, it’s often parents who find their hands full, hustling to get gifts for little ones and spreading holiday cheer. If you’ve got one of those busy holiday ambassadors on your shopping list, you may have found it difficult to discern what would bring a little magic into their hectic […]

November 16, 2018

History and Hebrew in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel I feel fortunate to have had a multicultural upbringing, not only at home but also in my community. Believe it or not, growing up as a Spanish, Australian Jew was not that unusual in Miami, Florida, a city filled with Latinos of every color, religion, and ethnicity (my best friend is “Jewban”––Jewish/Cuban––and […]

August 29, 2018

Through the Lens: Festival of the Dead across Japan

​Andrew Faulk, a photographer partnering with ​Rosetta Stone​, shares his images and thoughts from ​a journey to the ​Obon ​​​festival, where citizens of Japan honor their loved ones who’ve passed away. ​Incen​se on the grave. ​During Obon, the smell of senko incense fills Japanese houses and cemeteries. Throughout Obon holidays, relatives gather in homes and […]

August 14, 2018

What You Can Learn with Just One Lesson of Rosetta Stone

At Rosetta Stone, our team focuses on improving the way people learn languages. Everyday, real-world situations are essential—so we’ve made a new intro lesson for English and Spanish. Created to be completed at your own pace, each of the 14 steps teaches you phrases and vocabulary that you can start using right away. Find out […]

July 31, 2018

10 Greetings in French That Aren’t Bonjour

Even if you aren’t familiar with French, you probably know a few words that have fallen into common usage in English. In addition to tasty terms about food like hors-d’oeuvre and bon appétit, English speakers have also adopted chic, fiancé, and French concepts like déjà vu. Moreover, you’re likely to know one of the most […]

July 24, 2018

From Novice to Speaker: My Vietnamese Journey

​It’s another typical family dinner. I am sitting around a table of at least 10. Everyone is laughing, shouting, and exchanging jokes and stories over delicious food. But I may as well be eating alone. See, we are at my boyfriend Derek’s family home. Derek is Vietnamese, and while I will never turn down a […]

July 17, 2018

Should English be the Official Language of the U.S.?

​About half of the countries in the world have official languages. The official language of Germany, for instance, is German. The official language of Spain is Castilian Spanish. In Italy, the official language is Italian. So what’s the official language of America? Trick question. The United States has never had an official language. 32 states […]

July 13, 2018

A Foodie in Paris: What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the City of Light

When you think incredible food, you probably think Paris, and that’s for a good reason. Not only has the City of Light, or La Ville-Lumière,  given us foodie icons like Julia Child, it’s also the epicenter of cuisine and an incubator for some of the best chefs in the world. With a reverence for wine, […]