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Paul Kim Tackles German and Spanish

A new language can transform your life. Imagine you’re someone like Paul Kim. You might have traveled all over the world for business, but never managed to get past “hello.” Your confidence might suffer because your vocabulary is limited to English. Not anymore. Rosetta Stone is a fast, easy way to learn to think in your new language. Whether you end up negotiating a merger or just impressing the hard-to-impress, your destiny is waiting. All you need to do is take the first step.

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Do You #lovelanguage this Valentine’s Day?

Love is in the air at Rosetta Stone corporate headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. We’re one week into our annual Valentine’s Day promotion, and the social media team is making the most of the season. Back in elementary school, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day involved glitter and glue sticks. A close second? Eating cupcakes. But I absolutely adored making cards for my classmates. I could cut out construction paper hearts like it was my job. Writing everyone’s name in loopy, cursive letters seemed like the epitome of thoughtfulness. It still does. Check out my Valentine’s Day…

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Language Love: How Rosetta Stone Is Going to Help Xavier Nab His Dream Job

The following excerpt is written by high school student and linguistics enthusiast Xavier. He has a deep interest in language learning and discusses why it is so important to him and how it will help him learn more about other cultures and countries. He is currently learning Russian with Rosetta Stone. Rosetta  Stone has been an undeniably remarkable feature of the Global Studies and World Languages Academy. One of the main reasons that I applied here was because I could have the opportunity to use something to help me learn what I want to work with when I am older.…

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Rosetta Stone, Semantics, and the Dark Unknown

Dominic Balbed is a first year student at Georgia State University studying applied linguistics. Learning more about the vast universe of languages is important to me for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, language is fascinating, and the exploration of this unknown world drives me toward not just discovery and knowledge, but enlightenment; enlightenment about the human condition. Everything we humans do is driven and determined by language, by interaction and communication. (more…)

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Travel Bug: A Journey of Culture and Cuisine in My Own Backyard

It’s a quiet Sunday morning in the city, but down a narrow alleyway a bustling courtyard is filling up with patrons sitting at round tables with sun-shielding umbrellas. A busy café just inside is overflowing with the rest of the crowd—locals drinking coffee, meeting friends, and reading the newspaper intently. Sweet and savory smells waft in the air and envelop the small, lively space. The aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries fills the room and sizzling hot dishes make their way to each crowded table. On this warm day, I’m at Kafe Leopold, a popular restaurant in the heart…

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On Grammar, Grandmothers, and Games

When I was studying French in Paris, my professor—call him Monsieur L.—would sometimes dolefully shake his head, stare out the window, and sigh, “Oh, grandmother.” I wasn’t sure why he appealed to his grandmother whenever the class struggled with a particularly difficult piece of grammar. I wasn’t even sure if he was petitioning his grandmother or grandmothers in general. I didn’t reflect on the matter at length; I was preoccupied learning conjugation tables. Two months later, the class was struggling through the subjunctive. Monsieur L. shook his head, pinched the bridge of his nose, and sighed, “Oh là là .…

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Bridging the Communication Gap

I’m on business quite frequently and happened to glance to the person across the aisle from me who was using Rosetta Stone interactive tutorial during the flight. We are in the middle of adopting a little girl from Guatemala and I saw this tool and was amazed. I have 2 boys ages 3 and 11 years of age and we are trying to provide tools for them to interact with the newest member of our family targeted to arrive sometime in the summer of 2008. Both my husband and I felt very strongly that both boys and ourselves should learn…

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Preventing History from Repeating Itself

I lived in Panama for 18 years. I was born there and left in 1973. When living in Panama most people were bilingual – English and Spanish. So I really didn’t learn the language other than the survival skills needed when going into the interior of Panama or to restaurants. For thirty years I did not even think about speaking Spanish. Two years ago I took my wife and daughter to visit Panama. At the airport, I inquired as to where to obtain tourist cards, thinking that the country was still predominately bi-lingual. The response to my question as to…

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Rosetta Stone City Guide | Milano

Davide Sonzogni is a Studio Coach with Rosetta Stone who hails from a beautiful city in northern Italy. I asked him about Milano, where he lived for 35 years, and he was happy to share his favorite places in that city. What is your hometown? My hometown is Milano, a city located in Lombardia, a region in the north of Italy. What is this region known for? Milano is the business capital of Italy. It is internationally recognized as one of the world’s fashion capitals. It is also renowned for industrial design and luxury furniture, among other things. Can you name…

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