OpenGlobe™ and Rosetta Stone® are two companies who firmly believe that students need a unique, globally-competent skill set in order to succeed in the 21st century economy.
At OpenGlobe, we produce both online and in-person tools in which students can learn about cultures other than their own. We currently offer products focused on China, Japan, the U.S., Germany, France, and Latin America.
We feel that the mix of our offerings with Rosetta Stone best-in-class language learning products is the right step toward our students achieving global competency, the skills that will truly help them work and compete in the interconnected, multicultural, multinational 21st century workplace.
These skills include:
- Relating to people with different perspectives and backgrounds
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
Global competency is an incredibly important topic; so much so that a blog post isn’t sufficient. That’s why myself and Jessica Buckingham from Rosetta Stone will be presenting a new, free webinar entitled “Enhancing the Language-Learning Journey with Cultural Content” on Wednesday, June 8th at 4:00 pm eastern.
In our webinar, Jessica and I will be demonstrating just how this system can benefit your students and your practice, including:
- Supplementing both ELL and world language classrooms
- Engaging students while they explore new cultures
- Supporting teachers with authentic materials that deepen knowledge
You don’t want to miss this new era in cultural and language education. We’re excited to show it to you.
About the Author
OpenGlobe was founded by Ted Dale, who was born in Japan of missionary parents and spent the first 20 years of his life there.
In addition to his role as President of OpenGlobe, Ted is also a co-founder of Aperian Global, a widely-respected intercultural training organization. For the past two decades, Ted has overseen the creation of Aperian’s online learning tools including GlobeSmart, a reference tool on how to do business around the globe that is currently licensed by more than 160 major global organizations.