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Chinese New Year for the Mandarin Learner – Top Phrases and Traditions

Guest post by The Chairman’s Bao. Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is often the only time each year that whole families get together in China. Over 3.6 billion trips are expected to be made over the Chinese New Year period. Celebrated over two weeks, it’s a time to welcome in the new, see out the old and set good fortune for the year to come. This year the Chinese New Year period, also known as Spring Festival, runs from February 19th to March 5th. Chinese New Year Greetings! 新年快乐     xīn nián kuài lè    …

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10 Frases en Inglés Usando La Palabra “Heart”

Ya viene el día del amor y la amistad, y hay corazones por todas partes— chocolates, globos, decoraciones, etc. Es la temporada perfecta para aprender unas frases con la palabra heart, que quiere decir “corazón” en inglés. To set your heart on something Usas esta frase para decir que estás determinado a hacer u obtener algo. Ejemplo: Jane works lots of extra hours because she has her heart set on traveling to Europe. Faint of heart Alguien que es faint of heart se desanima muy fácilmente ante algo difícil o desagradable. Ejemplo: Learning Chinese is not for the faint of…

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12 Pick-Up Lines in 6 Languages—Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

If love isn’t quite in the air but you’d like it to be this Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered some (hopefully) effective and definitely entertaining pick-up lines for you to employ on your quest for romance. From our language Tutors to cheeky staff members, contributions to this list poured in from Rosetta Stone employees—undeniable lovers . . . of language, that is. You may be wondering why we’ve offered two lines for each language. Well, as with language learning, we want our readers and language learners to have all the success they can possibly have! (In other words, if the first…

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Employee Development, Engagement, and Global Readiness

The stakes are high in employee retention. According to a study by Deloitte last year, 70 percent of Millennials (who will make up 75 percent of the workforce within 10 years) felt that independent work would be a part of their careers at some time. They aren’t afraid to go out on their own. Instead of worrying about losing workers to competitors, businesses now have to worry about losing workers to their own ambition. That ambition needs to be sated in your organization instead. Of course, employees want to feel valued. But they also want to know that their employer…

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Why Staff and Faculty Need Language Training Too

When it comes to integrating an international student into campus life, the focus is usually on his or her language skills. Even though students have likely passed introductory language exams, the day-to-day realities of interacting with native speakers, participating in group activities, and academic writing and testing can pose significant challenges. Increasing students’ fluency is a must, but language training for staff and faculty can also benefit not just the students, but the individuals and university as a whole. Benefit to Students Having on-campus support from staff and faculty who are actually conversant in their native languages will help students…

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Development: What Matters Most to Millennials

Much of business’s focus is shifting toward what can be described as the “Millennial Challenge”. How do businesses accustomed to working with the baby boom generation transition toward attracting and retaining those workers’ children? After all, this new generation will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. This generation has a significantly different worldview than their parents, particularly on the role of business and what they expect their employers to provide for them. A steady paycheck and retirement savings is no longer good enough. The Millennial’s View of Business Perhaps the deepest work in analysis of the Millennial…

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Inglés Día a Día: 3 Cosas Que Debes Hacer Diariamente

No importa si has estudiado inglés toda tu vida o si apenas has empezado — hay cosas que puedes hacer todos los días para mejorar tu inglés. No te angusties por no saber tanto como quisieras. No importa en qué nivel te encuentras, puedes empezar dónde estás. Aquí vemos tres tareas que debes realizar todos los días y que no requieren mucho tiempo. Puedes adaptarlas a tu nivel actual. 1. Lee algo en inglés Esto no tiene que ocupar mucho tiempo; puede ser una lectura de cinco a 15 minutos. Lo importante es que estés leyendo constantemente en inglés. Y…

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Webinar: Personalized Language Learning with Technology – Best Practices from the Trenches

When it comes to language learning, technology can provide experiences that the typical college classroom just can’t match. Students can interact with native speakers. Content can be modified for a student’s learning style. Instruction can occur at the students’ own pace. This is a big undertaking for an institution, and it helps to gain some insight from people who have been there before. Let Rosetta Stone and experienced language learning instructors from Humboldt State University in California help to show you the way. Rosetta Stone is offering a webinar entitled “Personalized Language Learning with Technology – Best Practices from the…

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Beyond the Heart – 5 (Other) Symbols of Love

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Do you have your chocolates and/or flowers and/or jewelry ready? Giving roses and heart-shaped everything has always been a popular way to show affection for your significant other. But if you’d like to switch it up this year, consider surprising your better half with one of these lesser-known symbols of love. Apples While we tend to equate the image of an apple with teachers or even doctors, apples have been a representation of love since ancient times. The story of Adam and Eve doesn’t actually specify that the forbidden fruit was an apple, but most…

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