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How Bilingualism Benefits You

More than half the world learns more than one language as a child. While we in the monolinguistic world might think that has no bearing on success, there turn out to be many benefits to being bilingual or multilingual. To see those benefits, all we have to do is look at children. The social benefits of speaking multiple languages are obvious; it broadens your social pool to be able to communicate with more people. But there are other benefits that also come to bear during the life of a bilingual child. First, cognitive effects are being rapidly studied in science,…

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Teacher Key Takeaways from ACTFL 2015

“If you were to design the ultimate professional development learning experience, what would it include?” This is the question that ACTFL posed to prospective attendees prior to the annual conference. The theme this year responded to that question: “Inspire, Engage, Respond.” As I reflected on that weekend, I tried to focus on that theme and how I was affected by those three powerful words. Inspire – The word “inspire” can be looked at two ways; who and how am I inspired and who and how do I inspire others? I was inspired by so many while attending ACTFL. Allow me…

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What Makes a Global Language Leader?

Although Rosetta Stone has been a primary source of corporate learning for years, many people still don’t know that Rosetta Stone even has products designed around the specific needs of the business world. That was the impetus behind our infographic, What Makes a Global Language Leader? In it, we display how companies around the world are using Rosetta Stone to meet their language learning needs, what make our products so effective in the workplace, and the success our customers have experienced. To start, Rosetta Stone has a presence on every continent (other than Antarctica), meaning that a solution to your…

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5 Not-So-Cheery Christmas Legends

Today, Krampusnacht, or Krampus parades, happen all over Germany and Austria, and in the U.S., including Washington, D.C.   As in many countries these days, Christmas in the United States is mostly heralded by both religious celebrations and secular merriment. And hand in hand with the festivities come candy canes, snowmen, cute penguins, and more. Traditionally, the worst things that can happen to you around here at Christmastime are (a) you have an awkward encounter under the mistletoe or (b) you get a lump of coal in your stocking from Santa. Not so in Europe. With…

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Enter Our Employee Learning Week CONTEST for a Chance to WIN!

December 7th-11th is Employee Learning Week. To celebrate, Rosetta Stone Business would like to hear from all of our learners in an exciting video contest. Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign organized by the Association for Talent Development. It’s all about the importance of employee learning to the overall success of an organization. Events are happening across the country and online. To find out more, visit the Association’s Employee Learning Week site. Speaking of online events, let’s talk about our video contest! Entry is only a simple two steps: Create a video of 60 seconds or less and tell us…

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Language Learning Resources for Teachers

The journey to blended learning success sometimes requires a guide that has “been there, done that”. That’s why Rosetta Stone has assembled a wealth of resources on our new site, Language Creates. The highlight of the site is the ability for teachers to share their own stories and tips for leveraging blended learning and Rosetta Stone in their own classrooms. It’s like being in the teachers’ lounge! Language Creates is powered by guest bloggers and Rosetta Stone Teacher Ambassadors just like you. They share their stories on our Teacher Tuesday blog and through other means, like webinars that are designed…

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The Sought-After Features of Blended Learning in Language Instruction

In particular, blended learning has proven transformational in the language classroom. A discipline that has been traditionally neglected compared to the core subjects can now be made considerably more effective through the introduction of technology. That being said, there are some things to be looking for when you are considering adopting a blended learning strategy in the language learning setting, depending on the level of students you are seeking to instruct. Beginning students Immersive instruction – You want an experience that comes as close as possible to being dropped in the middle of another country. Self-guidance – The goal of…

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Expats

As business becomes increasingly global, many companies turn toward relocating their own employees to new foreign offices rather than try to hire local workers. This could be for a variety of reasons, but the practice comes with both benefits and trade-offs. In a recent article for Human Resources IQ, Martin Laird relied on his own experience to discuss both the pros and cons of utilizing expatriates to facilitate international growth. Some of the highlights: Local workers simply are not familiar with your existing corporate culture and ways of work. The growing pains of a local worker learning the ropes can…

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Flexibility in Blended Learning

One of the overwhelming positives for utilizing blended learning in the classroom is the flexibility it offers. Teachers know that education is never one-size-fits-all. The right technology can help fit every student’s needs while still fitting under the resource and time constraints of modern education. The most popular blended learning model features a rotation, where students have the opportunity to work in a variety of different ways during the course of a lesson. Teacher-led instruction Most instruction in new skills emanates from the teacher. That might come in the form of whole-group instruction or breaking students into small groups to…

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Come Visit Rosetta Stone at ACTFL 2015 in San Diego

Rosetta Stone Education is proud to again exhibit at the ACTFL 2015 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. The convention runs from Friday, November 20th to Sunday, November 22nd in San Diego, California. Find Rosetta Stone Education at booth #1627 for connection opportunities, information about bringing personalized language learning into your classroom, and free prizes! With over 6,000 international attendees and over 250 exhibitors, the ACTFL convention is one of the largest gatherings of language learning professionals in the world. This year’s theme is “Inspire. Engage. Transform”, to reflect the broad impact that language educators can have on a student’s life.…

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