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Gaming Your Way to a New Language

Meet Rosetta Stone® Arcade Academy—a seamless blend of learning and gaming. Our new app is a series of rapid-fire mini games, a la 8-bit arcade classics. Float through space; toss tires; meet burglars face-to-face. All while hearing, reading and identifying Spanish fundamentals ten seconds at a time. Everyone knows video games are fun and engaging. But according to various studies, gaming is also an effective means for education—when the content is right. It’s basic gaming motivation: answer wrong and you lose a life. This forces you to think quickly—to use your Spanish skills in a responsive manner. Quite simply, the…

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The Rise of the Latino Student

The Huffington Post recently published a very important article from Sylvia Puente, the executive director of the Latino Policy Forum, about demographic changes she sees in the Chicago Public Schools and how they could affect the rest of the country. A quick summary of some staggering statistics she shared have implications for just how quickly the Latino population has risen to prominence. At CPS, Latino students make up 44 percent of the population; the largest single cohort in the district. Unfortunately, those students have a 60/40 chance of graduating versus dropping out. Those rising numbers reflect changes across Illinois and…

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Worried About Alzheimer’s? Learn a Second Language

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease[1], one of many types of dementia that particularly affect the aging population. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s typically exhibit a gradual loss of memory, confusion and decreasing communication skills[2]. It is a cruel disease for the afflicted individual and a constant struggle for friends and family. What’s more, the economic and societal effects of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be devastating. As the number of Americans suffering from these disorders grows—the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to triple by 2050[3]—so will the associated costs for our already overburdened…

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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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