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Giving Thanks around the World

Ah, Thanksgiving—a holiday that’s about as American as apple pie. Well, technically, Canadian Thanksgiving came first and a number of other international harvest holidays came way before that (like the Hebrew holiday Sukkot, which dates back to Moses). Oh, and by the way, if we want to be precise, apple pie actually isn’t exactly American either. Sorry to rain on your Thanksgiving Day parade. Okay, so maybe we can’t lay claim as the founders of the concept of a day of thanksgiving, but on this fourth Thursday of November, we can certainly enjoy our turkey with cranberry sauce and know…

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English Training Can Open Up Talent Pool in Emerging Markets

Opening up to diversity and inclusivity has been a focus in many major organizations for years now, but the drive to diversify the workplace in light of globalization and an ever-expanding pool of talent brings its own unique challenges. Some industries have found that a major hurdle to diversification is an international language barrier. Unfortunately, the language barrier can be strongest in the areas that have the most potential for new talent development. Savvy employers can start offering English language training as a benefit in international markets as a way to knock down existing linguistic and cultural barriers and keep…

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3 Reasons To Learn French Tout de Suite!

Maybe you’ve been on the fence about learning a language. You know you probably should, but you find it hard to see exactly how you’ll benefit from the hours you’ll invest. Here are three rationales that just might give you that final kick in the pants to learn French. French is rising in the ranks. Much has been said about the business benefits of learning Mandarin and the prevalence of Spanish in the United States. But would you be surprised to learn that the use of French is exploding and that by some projections, it could be the most-spoken language…

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Perfecciona Tu Inglés: Much vs. Many

Hoy examinaremos otra manera en la que el inglés es un poco más complicado que el español. En español, decimos: “No tengo mucho dinero y tampoco tengo muchos amigos.” Sin embargo, en inglés decimos: “I don’t have much money and I don’t have many friends either.” ¿Por qué usamos el mismo adjetivo en español (mucho(s)) pero dos adjetivos diferentes (much y many) en inglés? He aquí la respuesta: Many para sustantivos contables y much para sustantivos no contables El concepto de sustantivos contables y no contables existe en los dos idiomas. Por ejemplo, sabemos que podemos decir que hay dos…

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New Markets Mean New Challenges For Oil Execs

In the developed world’s constant quest for resources and fuel, companies have in recent years begun exploring brand new markets in order to follow the resources. As a result, the oil industry, long established in hotspots such as the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia, has started branching out into other parts of the world. To properly adapt to these changes, major oil companies will need to adopt new practices, not just in terms of technological or economic operations, but also in how basic things like business communication skills are approached. In an increasingly globalized industry, companies that are able to…

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Discover the New Rosetta Stone® Experience

You think you know Rosetta Stone, and a lot of what you know may be right: We offer award-winning language programs, millions of people have learned a new language using our products, we’re the industry leader, and our programs come in a yellow box. All true. But! Here’s what you may not know: Rosetta Stone offers online and mobile language learning, Kids® Reading, helpful Travel Apps, and so much more! So what’s new at Rosetta Stone? NEW user interface design Award-winning interactive software World-class speech-recognition technology Live tutoring sessions Games and activities A language-learning community    

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The Rising Star Of China’s New Hotel Dynasty

The International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show opened yesterday in New York City, and is one of the largest global showcases for the latest innovations in the hotel and foodservice industry. One unmistakable change the show has seen over the past decade is the increased presence from China. The global hotel industry has a new major player in the rapidly expanding Chinese hotel market. Asia’s largest country has been establishing itself as a major economic power in the past several years, and its exploding hotel industry has been a significant part of that growth. Driven by a variety of factors…

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Fictional Languages: Fun Facts of Fan Favorites

At Rosetta Stone, we teach languages, we don’t create them. That’s why it’s so fascinating to learn about fictional languages that have been created to deepen the storytelling of fantastical worlds. We’ve touched on these languages before in our RVoice posts, and today guest blogger Miranda González shares more intriguing information about fictional languages. Why not explore them in your next literary adventures?   Numerous fictional languages have been invented to add dimension to the imaginary worlds of books, movies, and video games. These languages include everything from Minionese (the babble that Minions speak in Despicable Me) to Parseltongue (an…

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Introducing Rosetta Stone® Kids Reading: Online and Mobile Learning

It’s time to start reading! Your kids are entering the age where learning to read is at the forefront of their fledgling academic lives. They know their ABC’s and have favorite books that they’re chomping at the bit to read by themselves. How can you help? You want to give them a head start but fear that finding the right tools might be a daunting task. You also want to ensure that the product you select will be an effective learning tool, that it’ll be engaging, and worth their time and your money. Where do you start? Start with a…

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Sources for Language-Learning Funding: Governments

You probably know that the vast majority of a school’s funding comes from governmental sources. Federal money tends to filter down through state and local governments, while most local governments are responsible for taxing their citizenry to fund a sizeable chunk of their education expenditure. But what exactly are these sources and how can they be utilized to provide greater language-learning capabilities in your school or district? Federal sources Federal education funding sources that can pertain to language learning fall into two general categories: formula funds and competitive grants. Formula funds are sources like ESEA Title I, School Improvement Grants,…

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