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Advanced English for Business Nominated for the Mobby and Tabby Awards

We’re very excited to announce that our English-learning app for business, Rosetta Stone® Advanced English for Business, has been nominated for multiple Mobby and Tabby Awards! The Mobby and Tabby Awards recognize the best smartphone and tablet apps for business, productivity and enterprise. Advanced English for Business is nominated for the Mobby in the category of Enterprise Solutions and the Tabby in both the Enterprise and Vertical Markets and Education, Training and HR categories. The Mobby and Tabby Awards received over 150 app submissions this year across the categories. The winners of the awards will be announced later this fall.…

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Sources for Language-Learning Funding: Public

You probably know that the vast majority of a school’s funding comes from governmental sources. Federal money tends to filter down through state and local governments, while most local governments are responsible for taxing their citizenry to fund a sizeable chunk of their education expenditure. But what exactly are these sources and how can they be utilized to provide greater language-learning capabilities in your school or district? Federal sources Federal education funding sources that can pertain to language learning fall into two general categories: formula funds and competitive grants. Formula funds are sources like ESEA Title I, School Improvement Grants,…

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Sources for Language-Learning Funding: Private

When governmental funding sources drop the ball, which often happens in these days of shrinking budgets, teachers and schools often turn to private funding sources to help advance the learning in the classroom—usually with new technology. But what are these sources and what are the easiest ways to tap in? Foundations and corporations Private education funding tends to come from two general sources: foundations and corporations. Foundations tend to serve a particular geographic area or segment of the education landscape, such as a certain student population or subject area. Many districts, for example, have special education foundations aligned to their…

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The Tools You Need for Global Talent Management

Don’t you wish it was easy to reconcile your business’s international aspirations with your workforce’s current language skill set, then set up plans that can help you compete in the global economy? Recently, Rosetta Stone HR Practice Lead and Senior Manager of Enterprise Marketing Sheerin Vesin and Senior Global HR Partner DeShaun Wise presented at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2015 Annual Conference. Part of the focus of their highly popular presentation was the Global Talent Toolkit, which provides tools that can help businesses take the next step in global growth. They now bring this presentation to you, in a Virtual…

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Study: Bilinguals Have More Gray Matter

Researchers from the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University have found that people who are bilingual in two spoken languages have more gray matter in their nervous systems, according to a new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. Gray matter is the component of the central nervous system that houses neuron cells, synapses, and other key components of the neural network. Gray matter is in charge of the systems that control memory, the senses, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. Gray matter can differ from person to person based on their experiences and memories. For example,…

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Virtual Workshop: Tools for Global Talent Management

Recently, Rosetta Stone HR Practice Lead and Senior Manager of Enterprise Marketing Sheerin Vesin and Senior Global HR Partner DeShaun Wise presented at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2015 Annual Conference. Their talk gave attendees tips and best practices in using our new Global Talent Toolkit. Now they are bringing this popular session to you, in the form of a Virtual Workshop: Tools for Global Talent Management. Click here to register for our Virtual Workshop: Tools for Global Talent Management In this enlightening presentation, Sheerin and DeShaun will lay out the case for global readiness in the workforce, including…

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Funding Sources for Language Learning

Even in the midst of a demographic shift in the nation’s schools, there are no federal or state funding streams that specifically target language learning programs. Overall, school funding has not rebounded from the recent recession. For example, 15 states are providing less per student funding than they did in 2012-13—even though tax revenues are on the rise. New Mexico has consistently raised per student funding in the past few years, but still spends $874 less per pupil than it did in 2008. That’s not to say that there aren’t significant amounts of money available—if you know where to look.…

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Three Insights Into What Engages Students

Educators are always making their best guesses as to what they think will engage their students in their learning. Some of these ideas are very good. Others are nothing more than a shot in the dark. Heather Wolpert-Gawron had a novel idea: ask her 8th grade students. She published some of their responses in an article for Edutopia, but they are worth discussing again. “Students will always be extremely excited when using technology.” The fact that today’s digitally-native students are engaged by technology isn’t earth-shaking, but one student suggested that technology actually has cognitive benefits. “When we use tech, it…

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Spanish for Healthcare: Health Outcome Challenges for Hispanics

Latino families make up the largest segment of the uninsured population in the American healthcare system, with 10.2 million people uninsured. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2013, more than 2.5 million have become insured. Although providing insurance to more families was the primary goal of the law, this influx—which is only expected to grow with each enrollment period—stresses a system that is grossly unprepared to service the Hispanic community. The largest of these challenges is in the disconnect between a Spanish-speaking patient and their doctor, who is overwhelmingly likely to speak English. In the US, there are…

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The Must-have e-Learning Solutions for Your Language Classroom

In the spirit of Back to School being a time for educators to reflect and get inspired for the upcoming school year, we’ve spent the last few blog posts highlighting the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12. New interactive video We started introducing an exciting, interactive video that gives a broad overview of the Suite, which includes Rosetta Stone® Foundations, Rosetta Stone® Advantage, and Rosetta Stone® Custom Solutions. The video has two tracks: one focusing on how the Suite can help schools address English Language Learner needs and the other discussing how the suite can be used to bolster…

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