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International Santas: Brazil’s Papai Noel Arrives in Style

Have you ever heard of Papai Noel? He’s a big part of Christmas celebrations in Brazil, where Christmas comes in the summertime. Unlike European Santas, Papai Noel sometimes dresses in a red silk suit, which is more comfortable in sweltering temperatures. Papai Noel always arrives in style. Since 1996, Rio de Janeiro has displayed the world’s largest floating Christmas tree and light show. Children in Rio crowd into the Maracanã soccer stadium several days before Christmas. Papai Noel, who lives in Greenland according to Brazilian legend, makes a grand entrance. Children look up in the sky and see a helicopter…

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Bringing it Home

We close our week-long celebration of International Education week with a blog post from teacher Kellie Blair-Hardt. Kellie visited Brazil this past summer to learn about their educational system as part of a year-long fellowship focused on global learning and integrating global competencies into the classroom. Read how her experience has impacted her classroom: This school year began with many different changes for me. I relocated to another school system in a different school, and the career transition has been difficult. Though I have been an educator for 13 years, at times I feel like a beginning teacher when it…

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Join Us for a Black Friday Paris Adventure

Here’s your chance to score an exclusive Rosetta Stone® deal. Complete our Paris-themed Pinterest quiz and we’ll award you a special promo code. Not confident in your French trivia? Give it a shot anyway! After all, you probably know more than you think. HOW IT WORKS: If you don’t already, follow our Pinterest Page. Join our event on Facebook to get updates on this exclusive offer. Mark your calendars! The event starts Wednesday, November 27th at 8:00 pm, EST. Want to learn French? Or one of our other popular languages? Rosetta Stone has everything you need make it happen. Not ready to dive…

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Go Mobile with Rosetta COURSE

The Rosetta COURSE® mobile app turns long waits into smart study sessions. Waiting for the bus? Riding the metro? Trying to tune out talkative relatives? Our new mobile app is here to the rescue. Available in all 24 TOTALe languages, Rosetta COURSE can be used by itself, or alongside your existing TOTALe account. So, wherever you stop online, you can continue right from your phone. HOW IT WORKS: It’s all about symmetry! For your convenience, the Rosetta COURSE app is laid out identically to TOTALe. This includes our comprehensive lesson planning and industry-leading speech recognition technology—poised to guide you through…

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Rosetta Stone Travel Apps

Our product has long been a go-to tool for travel preparation. Whether you’re traveling for personal or business reasons, we’ve always been there to sharpen your language chops. But now, we’ve got a new app to fit your on-the-move lifestyle. Rosetta Stone Travel is a free app for iOS devices. You’ll enjoy quick lessons and our built-in phrase book—a mini dictionary of lexicon must-haves. Learn a language while traveling, waiting for the bus, or making new friends. You’ll enjoy core phrases like greetings, directions, transportation, cuisine and time telling. LESSONS Each lesson features industry-leading speech-recognition technology, which allows you to…

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Internationalizing Education – The Importance of Global Competency

Now more than ever, our students and educators need language skills and global competencies to succeed in the global economy. In celebration of International Education Week (IEW), which promotes international education, cultural exchanges, and programs that prepare global citizens, we share insights from elementary teacher Tom Young who participated in a year-long Global Fellowship Program through the NEA Foundation: The biggest impact on my teaching has been pushing students to see beyond their own school, town, and state. There is a whole world of students working on some of the same curriculum, issues, and challenges that we are dealing with…

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Rosetta Stone now available at Target

We are pleased to announce that our digital language-learning systems are now available in over 1,300 North American Target locations and at Target is the latest outlet to join Rosetta Stone’s network of premier retailers, which includes: Barnes & Noble Brookstone Costco Sam’s Club To learn more about our new partnership with Target, read our press release. Rosetta Stone is adding to our growing suite of language-learning products; including online learning with TOTALe (try a free demo here), Mobile apps,  and language learning for kids! Related articles Rosetta Stone (RST), Target (TGT) Finalize Retail Distribution Partnership (

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Building and Maintaining a Learning Culture

Many companies today are looking to copy the culture of organizations like Facebook, Google, Zappos, etc. by providing free lunches, ping pong tables, and other perks. While everyone enjoys a game of ping pong while eating a free sandwich, there are other ways to influence your culture with more staying power and long-term impact than a free sandwich. Recently we looked at ways to motivate employees, and today we’re going to dig deeper into the area of mastery. Here’s the reprise to get us on the same page: Mastery is all about employees feeling as if they understand a topic…

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Online Language Learning is a Recipe for Success

It’s no secret that the world is becoming more connected. Your students’ success in adulthood might very well depend on how they can perform internationally. But what benefits does language learning provide students today, while they are still in school? Studies have proven that students who speak multiple languages: Have better working memories Exhibit greater mental flexibility Find it easier to grasp abstract concepts, like those required in the Common Core With all of these benefits and what is at stake, you would think the United States would be a leader in language education. Instead, fewer than 10% of Americans…

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3 Keys to Employee Motivation

Motivated employees work harder, pure and simple. We all know that, but the obvious question still remains: how do we get our staff motivated? Daniel Pink, best-selling author and speaker, has studied the research surrounding motivation in the workplace, and the basic fundamentals of motivation fall into three categories. Autonomy Mastery Purpose A word of warning, none of these areas can be immediately mastered in the span of a day or two. It takes effort and time, but with the right application a solid base of motivated employees will result. Now that we’ve established that, let’s look deeper at each…

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