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Rosetta Stone® Language Learning for Homeschool

Bringing Language Learning Home: Foreign Language Learning Curriculum for Homeschool Students  As a homeschooler, you may frequently find yourself faced with the question, “Where do I find quality, effective materials for my students?” Even more so, “How will it help me help them?” Concern for quality curriculum and effective monitoring of your child’s learning can understandably be deepened when you’re trying to find materials for a topic that you may not fully understand, or one that you don’t feel confident teaching. Foreign language learning is frequently at, or near the top of that list. Let us help. Rosetta Stone® Language Learning…

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The 10 Most Unique Hotels in the World

Travel is exciting! From planning your adventures to finally arriving at your long-anticipated home away from home, there’s not much that can beat the joy of being on vacation—except maybe the hotel itself. Continuing our series that shares some of the world’s most exciting places to go and things to see, we’re pleased to present to you some of the most unique hotels in the world. Read the Full Transcript JW Marriott Marquis. Taking vacation accommodations to new heights, this hotel may soon be out-measured. Dasparkhotel. Repurposing at its finest—these tiny digs are home base for travelers looking for…

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Helping International Students Improve English Proficiency Outside the Language Classroom

As the recently released 2013 Open Doors Report on student mobility reveals, the number of international students attending US colleges reached a record high last year. As a result of this influx, universities are facing growing demands to ensure that international students have the English language skills needed to successfully integrate into English-taught courses as well as into local student communities. Here are a few of the tools and services that campuses are using to help international students develop English proficiency, in addition to regular ESL language course offerings: • Student language exchange/buddy programs: Studies have shown that social interaction…

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Academic WorldQuest 2014: Expanding World Affairs Knowledge in the Nation’s High Schools

Rosetta Stone is proud to be a lead sponsor of Academic WorldQuest 2014, April 25th and 26th at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC. Organized by the World Affairs Councils of America, Academic WorldQuest is a team competition that tests competitors’ knowledge in international affairs, geography, history, and culture. Participants are from high schools across America that have formed partnerships with their local World Affairs Council. Throughout the school year, over 4,000 students have competed on the local level in 26 states to earn the right to compete at the national competition. The topics for which…

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Hospitality Holds the Keys to Great Diversity and Inclusion Programs

The hospitality industry is on the brink of a major transformation due to rapid globalization, and companies that embrace this change and adapt are going to realize a significant competitive advantage. As the consumer base grows to incorporate more cultures and ethnicities, many businesses are turning their attention to diversity and inclusion practices, and moreover, making them a core part of corporate training. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, more than half of organizations say they have policies that promote diversity or inclusion strongly or very strongly, and only three percent do…

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Five Interesting Facts about Earth Day

The First Earth Day The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed this national teach-in on the environment in order to get the attention of the federal government and prove that public opinion was ready for a bold political agenda on environmental problems. Credited with crystalizing the growing concerns of ecological crises in the United States and beyond, Earth Day is now recognized around the world as a day of education, action, and reflection. “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an…

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Small Business Fraud: No Little Matter

In recent weeks and months, an increasing number of institutions have faced security breaches that resulted in the leak of confidential information belonging to customers. Safety is not only a concern for major companies with broad client bases. Rather, enterprises of every size and structure should be aware of methods which can help boost security. Staff training and development, however, can help prevent some common errors that might make a business more susceptible to issues. Fraud affects everyone According to Bank of America, the small business community is not immune from hackers and other fraudulent parties just because of its…

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Is Age Bias Old News? Think Again

It may be a common misconception that discrimination in the workplace has all but vanished. While many businesses have successfully moved beyond treating employees differently based on their race, gender or sexual orientation, these are not the only factors that contribute to workers’ diversity. Businesses that are not attentive to proper hiring practices in regards to employee age may find themselves slipping into habits that are not only detrimental to company morale and diversity, but also legally reprehensible. Corporate training programs should address this issue for hiring managers as well as all human resource staff, so that it is clear…

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How Much is Too Much? Dividing Work and Personal Lives

Employees might be under the impression that what they do in their personal online lives has no bearing on their professional existence. While that may be true in an ideal world, the truth is anything posted on the Internet can come back to bite staff members, and is probably less private than they think. Employee training programs should emphasize this point, to ensure that what workers choose to share online does not project an unflattering image to their peers, employers, partners, or clientele. Is it Secret? A 2013 study conducted as part of the Pew Internet & American Life Project…

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Easter Eggs

The ubiquity of the egg in springtime celebrations surpasses that of Easter baskets, bunnies, and bonnets combined. With its ancient and elaborate history, this ellipsoid holds its own in the story of spring.   A Technicolor History The coloring of eggs for special occasions is a tradition that goes back before the time of the first Easter celebrations centuries ago. Dyes were made of vegetables, edible flowers, fruits, roots, even coffee and tea. Commercial dyes were made available as early as 1880 when an American drugstore owner by the name of William Townley invented Easter-egg dye tablets that tinted eggs…

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