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K-12 Summer Video Contest: Enter By August 20

We’re looking for an educator’s opinion! Rosetta Stone Education invites you to participate in our 25th Anniversary Video Contest. For 25 years our language-learning tools have enabled students, teachers, and educators to create new and stronger voices. In part, that led us to this contest. We would like to hear from you. Join in by submitting a 60-second video telling us why language learning is important to you. Is it communication? Connections? Friendships? Culture? People? Why is language learning important to you? Submit your video—be as creative as you want or play it straight—for a chance to win our Anniversary prize for…

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25 Reasons Why Language Skills Matter

Learning a language is powerful. It helps us learn about other people, it helps us communicate, it breaks down barriers. We live in an increasingly interconnected world, where language skills are imperative to succeed in a global economy. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’ve compiled a list of what the experts and those who are passionate about language have to say. Here are the “25 reasons why language skills matter”. Hear it straight from those whose passion is in the language learning world. “The study of foreign languages teaches and encourages respect for other people: it fosters an understanding…

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[On-demand Webinar] Success Tips for Implementing Online Language Learning

Getting online language learning off to a good start makes all the difference. The most successful implementations start at the top. It’s important to have defined goals at the top-level of the school or district. Are they focused on global awareness and citizenship? Is language competency expected at the middle and high school levels? These goals can help inform classroom goals and expectations creating clear communication across the board. Every school has different limitations in time and technology, but it’s important that there be expectations that promote equity of access among students across the district. In our recent webinar, “Ready,…

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Language Makes International Medical Cooperation Possible

Just as in every other facet of our lives, medicine has become more connected internationally. Healthcare workers of previous generations who may have only collaborated at conferences have given way to doctors, researchers, support staff, and others who provide health services around the world daily. Global health is key to prosperity, security, and culture. It is easier for medical emergencies to spread across borders, meaning that medical personnel often have to communicate with other countries on relatively short notice. This makes language skills vital when addressing these emergencies. Language efforts can take two forms: training healthcare workers in needed languages…

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The Imperative for Spanish in Healthcare

Of the U.S. residents who are finding themselves able to access healthcare for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, a considerable percentage speak Spanish at home–10.2 million Spanish-speaking residents who were previously uninsured are expected to enter the healthcare market in the coming years. Unfortunately, this exposes a weakness in the nation’s healthcare providers: a lack of personnel who can converse effectively in Spanish. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, there were only 105 Spanish-speaking physicians for every 100,000 Hispanic patients. This creates obstacles across the spectrum of healthcare. There is, of course, an increased chance…

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[Live Stream] Making Language Learning a National Priority

Should school districts commit to a comprehensive K-12 language-learning initiative? Where do postsecondary students fit into the language picture? Are businesses realizing the strategic value of a multilingual workforce? Find out the answers to these questions by live streaming Advocating for Change: Connecting Our Nation Through Language, an education roundtable taking place on May 17 in Arlington, VA. Click to register for live streaming of Advocating for Change: Connecting Our Nation Through Language How can we better equip our students and our workforce with the language skills they need to thrive in a global economy? Demand for language skills grows…

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The Most Powerful Language in the World: English

English adds to global success.  We are unlikely to be surprised when we learn that a company is now doing business globally, or here in the United States for the first time. Technology, markets, and cultures naturally draw people and businesses together. When that happens, using English is still a common way to communicate. Many reasons tip us off to reasons for using English when you power up your first impression around the globe. Even with 500 million fewer native speakers than Mandarin, English takes the #1 spot based on opportunities using English creates, even globally. English ranked the highest…

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5 Free Classroom Printables Teachers and Students Will Love

Teacher Appreciation Week offers one big national chance to come together and recognize teachers during their special week. Along with so many other boosters, from parents to peers, we appreciate the talent and knowledge teachers share with their students every day. This year, we’ve created fun (and free!) resources teachers can use in their classrooms for themselves and others to give student engagement a little boost. These great printable resources are available online for easy downloading, both to enhance teachers’ classrooms and to add fresh activities for their students, including: Class Reward Coupons teachers can print to recognize hard work and…

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[Webinar] Successful Language Learning in Out-of-School Time

Rosetta Stone invites you to its upcoming webinar, “Access is Everything: Successful Language Learning in Out-of-School Time”, to be presented Tuesday, May 9, from 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. EDT. This live session will be led by Preetom Bhattacharya, Coordinator EL, Title I, Special Programs and Services at Huntington Beach City School District, CA. Join us as he shares: Why extending access to language learning makes sense Tips to establish an out-of-school language-learning program Strategies to boost student engagement Register for Access is Everything: Successful Language Learning in Out-of-School Time. School districts have limited time and resources to devote to…

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[Guide] 5 Steps to Successful Language Training

We recently teamed up with our friends at Forbes Insights to conduct a survey of more than 200 executives around the world about the current language needs in enterprise and what companies are doing to meet their goals. Those results are available in the new comprehensive report, Best in Class: How Enterprises Succeed with Language Learning Programs. Not only did the survey reveal the current language challenges facing companies, but what successful firms are doing to make themselves more competitive in this multinational economy. We’ve taken those results and formulated them into a 5-Step Guide to Successful Language Training. We start…

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