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A Breakthrough in Early Childhood Language Acquisition

According to researchers from the University of Maryland, language learning in babies is a team effort. In a paper they published in the Journal of Child Language, it was found that babies bring with them an innate ability to identify the breaks between words—a crucial skill when learning a language. Measuring this ability can lead to identifying upcoming speech and language problems for the child. Meanwhile, the researchers also found the most effective way for parents to help their young children learn language. Talking early and often to a baby is valuable, just as conventional wisdom has shown for decades,…

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5 Key Aspects of Cultural Awareness

Although there are many, many differences between American culture and those of the rest of the world, there are a few key disparities that have an impact on our work culture. It is important to increase our awareness of these and other differences as we move toward a more globalized economy in which managers might have to work with people from all over the globe. Although not a definitive list, here are the things your managers should better familiarize themselves with if your business has global aspirations. Language Language skills are an obvious necessity for international success. Even though English…

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Rosetta Stone Solutions for Schools in Crisis

Here is our first post by one of the Rosetta Stone Education team members! Meet Jessica Morales:  We often hear from our teachers that they don’t have time to implement new software into their classrooms. In our schools with the highest-need student populations, the difficulties range from not enough time in the schedule to not enough stability for students throughout the day. There are school systems that can’t count on their teachers to arrive at school every day, where lockdowns occur regularly, and hundreds of unexpected surprises interrupt (and often extend) the teacher’s regular plans. I’d like to suggest that it…

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Preparing Students with Language Learning for the 21st Century

Our first Teacher Tuesday blog post is here! Today, we are featuring Gisele Vázquez Falls, Global Studies and World Language Department Chair at Tallwood High School (VA): I started teaching in the early 90s and I still remember how difficult it was to find “authentic resources.” Even as a new teacher, I knew how important it was to make learning a foreign language meaningful and real for my students. With guidance from my mentor, and my language colleagues, I learned how to find what I needed. I also learned that World Languages teachers are some of the most creative, innovative, and resourceful…

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10 Bilingual Benefits

Being bilingual comes with a lot of benefits. Some of them are fairly obvious while others you might not have thought about. Either way, knowing another language can be very beneficial. 1. Better employment prospects: It’s common knowledge that bilingual job applicants are more marketable. They earn more in salary and tend to be more upwardly-mobile when they land with an employer. 2. Thousands of dollars for retirement: Leave it to The Economist to figure out just how much of a difference a second language can make for retirement. For Spanish speakers: $51,000. German speakers? $128,000! 3. Improved use of your…

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Competing Internationally, According to the Harvard Business Review

This month’s cover story in the Harvard Business Review is titled “The Future and How to Survive It”. It’s a deep dive into the last 30 years or so of worldwide economic history and how the era of almost unrestricted Western multinational growth is coming to an end. There are many factors to which the article alludes, but the bottom line is this: the emerging markets are disrupting almost all aspects of Western business. To compete, businesses will have to adopt new strategies. Fighting Over Talent Chief among the strategies advocated for in the article is being aggressive about acquiring…

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Meet the Rosetta Stone Education Team

Do you ever wonder about the people behind Rosetta Stone Education? Welcome to our “Meet Our Team” blog series, where you will get to know the Rosetta Stone team members who work closely with schools and districts across the country implementing our programs. Our team members are dedicated professionals who share your passion for education and language learning. They bring skills from diverse backgrounds, including teaching, and believe in the importance of helping students learn to speak, read, and write with confidence. Every Thursday of every week one of these team members will introduce themselves and write about a special…

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Become a Guest Blogger for Rosetta Stone Teacher Tuesday!

Our Rosetta Stone Education blog has quickly become a go-to source for information, tips, and best practices for getting the most out of your language-learning classroom. We’re proud of that, but we realize that we’ve been missing a key source of great insight: the teachers themselves! That’s why we would like to invite you to become a Rosetta Stone Education guest blogger. Through our Teacher Tuesday program, you not only get to connect with your colleagues from around the world, but you also have a chance to become known for your expertise in circles outside of your own teachers’ lounge.…

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Video Series: Why Your Business Needs a Language Strategy

New Video Series Featuring Harvard Professor Robert Steven Kaplan For the next five weeks, we’re embarking on a journey with Harvard Business School professor and former Goldman Sachs head of global investment banking Robert Steven Kaplan. Taken from his April webinar, “Why Your Business Needs a Language Strategy”, these short videos will provide you with actionable strategies and insights in bite-size pieces that easily fit into your day. In the first video, Kaplan describes the culture shock that came with his first overseas assignment and the steps he took to improve his operation. It will also be released via LinkedIn…

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Number of Adult Struggling Readers Reaching Crisis Levels

While education and immigration reform dominates the conversation, one fact goes virtually undiscussed: a significant portion of the American adult population struggles with literacy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, reported in a 2013 survey that around 36 million American adults have trouble reading. Of those, 24 million are currently in the workforce. That presents a significant challenge for an American education system that is already struggling to make traditional students competitive in the global economy, much less its adult learners who are already contributing. Functionally Literate Adults Want to Improve If Given the Opportunity But low…

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