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3 Cosas Indispensables que Hace un Tutor – Video

Hay mucho que puedes aprender de un idioma por ti mismo. Puedes tomar lecciones en línea o usar libros de gramática para estudiar la estructura del lenguaje que quieres aprender. Y por supuesto, también puedes leer, escuchar música y ver televisión en inglés. Sin embargo, muchas personas que están en el proceso de aprender un idioma llegan a un punto en el que sienten que su aprendizaje se ha estancado. Si tú sientes que tu progreso ha parado o disminuido, tal vez es tiempo de que consideres estudiar con un tutor. Aquí hay unas maneras en las que un tutor…

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Let’s Start on the Path to ELL Success

In the next few weeks, we here at Rosetta Stone are very excited to bring you a series of materials dedicated to helping English Language Learners succeed. The Pathways to English Language Learner Success series will consist of blog posts, a live webinar, on-demand demos, and dedicated web pages all written with ELL success in mind. The current state of ELL education This is a pivotal time in ELL education. Latino students are currently the second-most prevalent ethnic group in American schools. Nine percent of the student population is enrolled in some sort of language learning program. And the states…

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Do Your Leaders Speak to Employees’ Hearts, or Just Their Heads?

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela Above is one of the most frequently referenced quotes related to language learning, with good reason. Mandela himself spoke three languages. Xhosa was his first language. He learned English in school (it was one of his English teachers that gave him the name Nelson) and many people believe it saved his life during his trial because he could defend himself in one of South Africa’s official languages. Finally,…

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day!

February 21, 2015 will mark the 16th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. The celebration was instituted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a way to promote linguistic and cultural diversity. Why is it important to celebrate your mother language? For those who speak English as their native language, it may seem odd to focus on the mother language instead of promoting much-needed second-language acquisition. However, for many people throughout the world, the dominant language in a given community has a tendency to displace local minority languages (which, of course, are mother languages more often than…

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2015’s Employee Development Plan Trends

Some fads come and go, even in employee development. But there are also trends, dictated by generational changes or new technology, which appear to have staying power. Here’s a look at what some innovative organizations are now including in their employee development plans. Mobile and social learning Although they aren’t new concepts, a recent study found that only 10 percent of companies are leveraging mobile learning solutions in their employee development. As the Millennial generation occupies more and more positions in the workforce, this number needs to change. These young workers grew up with technology and expect it to play…

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Language in Leadership: The Language Learning Exploits of Our Presidents

In the history of the United States, being an exceptional leader has been defined by more than just a top-notch education, courageous decision-making, and inspiring eloquence. Indeed, most U.S. presidents had access to the best schooling money could buy, but many have also honed their leadership through foreign experiences as diplomats and soldiers. In fact, more than half of the 44 presidents have documented proof of being bilingual. Here are some of the more fascinating cases: • Most of the early presidents studied both Latin and Greek, as was the custom in any institution of higher learning at the time. • Thomas…

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Rosetta Stone and Rick Steves: A Great Pair for Travelers

“There’s no question that connecting with people can help to enhance your travel experience, and that only gets easier when you speak the language,” said Rick Steves, travel expert, author, and president and CEO of Rick Steves’ Europe. Rosetta Stone is pleased to announce our new relationship with Rick Steves, the renowned authority on travel to Europe. Beginning this month, Rosetta Stone will feature original travel content on its website and through its social media platforms to promote international travel and enhance customer engagement. Additionally, Rosetta Stone will be a featured sponsor of Travel with Rick Steves, a national weekly…

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Developmental Assignments: Cheaper Expat Options

Developmental assignments overseas are an expensive, but necessary, cost of doing business for many organizations. They help develop leadership talent, open new markets, and serve as a carrot for employees to strive toward. The use of overseas developmental assignments continues to increase in popularity with the improving and increasingly multicultural economy. But it is a considerable expense. Compensation has to be revisited. Moving and training costs add up. It is estimated that an overseas assignment can cost three to five times the person’s salary. Here are some ways to cut back on the investment while still receiving a return. Get…

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Say What?! 5 Funny Presidential Language Gaffes

Being the leader of the free world has its perks: fame, power, and even a private plane. But holding the office of president of the United States also means that the world is watching your every move. And with cameras and tape recorders constantly rolling, it’s easy to point out when a mistake is made. In honor of Presidents’ Day, let’s take a look at the blunders our US presidents have made with language. John F. Kennedy In 1963, President Kennedy tried to show solidarity with the Germans by proclaiming, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Kennedy wanted to say “I am…

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