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Saving Time and Improving Productivity with Rosetta Stone

International business is made much easier if everyone can communicate in the same language. That’s the experience of Jairo Lopez, a production planning manager for Tupperware in Mexico. Mr. Lopez is a native Spanish speaker, but much of his duties involve dealings in Brazil. “My main target is to maintain an optimal service level of Tupperware facilities in local and export markets. This includes shipping and receiving the correct inventory, in the right quantities, and at the right time,” he explained. Often, materials needed for production need to be sent from Mexico to Brazil and back. There is only one…

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On-demand Language Learning Webinar for K-12 Educators

As educators ramp up their efforts toward August, they start considering what steps they can take to improve the prospects of their students. One aspect that deserves serious consideration is online language learning. Rosetta Stone Senior Marketing Manager, Tanya Mas, and Education Subject Matter Expert, Boris Morew, recently gave a webinar that provided an overview of the challenges facing language learning in schools and how the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 can help. As you are probably aware, those challenges include: A lack of global competence in existing curricula Lack of tools that truly harness the new technological nature…

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The Top 4 Hot Button HR Issues in 2015

Now that we’ve finished more than half of 2015, we’re starting to see some of the major issues facing HR managers and departments this year. These were front-and-center during the recent SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition. Culture Many HR challenges can either be solved or exacerbated by a company’s culture. Workers are much more likely to feel valued and productive in a company that “gets them”. It’s not rocket science; it’s much easier to get an employee to come to work at a place they like. The fun environments of places like Google and Facebook don’t work for everyone’s…

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Expatriate Failure: The Cultural Aspects

As the global economy becomes more and more intertwined, expatriate assignments are on the rise. Sixty-four percent of businesses indicated in a recent survey that their international assignee population has increased in the past year. Sending employees out on assignment signifies a considerable investment, both in the business prospects of the international location and the employee themselves. In monetary terms, each assignment can represent a $2 million investment in the operation. So it might surprise you to find out that 20 to 50 percent of those assignments return prematurely, often within a year of starting their assignment. Each failure represents a…

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New Interactive Video on Effective K-12 Language Learning Solutions

Rosetta Stone is excited about a new interactive video we’ve produced that helps educators find out more about how the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 can make a difference in the upcoming school year. The video takes two approaches: one that focuses the Language Learning Suite on schools who are looking for support when it comes to meeting their English Language Learner challenges, and another that speaks to schools and districts looking to bolster their world language offerings. Demographics are shifting in American schools. For the first time, minority students make up a majority of the schoolchildren in…

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In Business, Think Globally and Act Locally Means Language Training

We’re all familiar with the phrase “Think globally, act locally”, meaning that big changes are often started with smaller moves on a local scale. Although the phrase is usually attributed to politics or charity work, it can also apply to business. With $30 trillion dollars at stake in emerging markets over the next decade, any business that wants to seriously grow needs to consider its international options. But before leasing office space in Taiwan, it’s prudent to get your house in order first, making sure your internal talent pool has the skills for success overseas—including language proficiency. Thinking globally You…

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Elementary Students Level with High Schoolers in New Immersion Study

In what is thought to be the first research study into the efficacy of immersion learning in foreign languages, students from Palo Alto’s Ohlone Elementary have comparable skills in Mandarin as high school students who are studying the language in Advanced Placement courses. The study was authored by Stanford University and focused on fourth and fifth graders from the elementary school. The students have spent at least half their day instructed in their core subjects in Mandarin throughout their time at the school. The other half of the day is spent receiving instruction in English. The researchers also found that…

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Bridging the Gap Between Business and HR Language Strategy

You would think that business line leaders and human resource departments would work together in their shared interest of developing the most competent talent pool they can. When the business needs employees with a certain set of skills, HR can help find or grow that talent. That apparently isn’t the case when it comes to language learning. Even though 90% of business line leaders cite a lack of language proficiency as a key challenge for their teams, only 1 in 3 of them consult their HR departments to help them bridge that gap. At the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and…

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The Growth of Immersion Education and Its Shortage of Teachers

Dual language education programs are seen as a key strategy in both closing the achievement gap for the nation’s ever-growing ELL population as well as making English-speaking students more competitive in the international economy. Naturally, these programs are becoming more and more popular across the country. Their numbers have increased ten-fold over the past decade or so. The more dual language’s efficacy was studied, the more benefits were found, leading to states and districts more aggressively meeting this need. The national demand 37 states and the District of Columbia feature dual language education programs in more than 20 available languages,…

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Rosetta Stone for the 2015 Best of Elearning! Awards

Elearning! Magazine is the leading publication of the enterprise learning market, a market that is now worth $220 billion and growing. It’s the premier place for business leaders to find out about best practices and the latest developments in enterprise learning technologies. Fittingly, Elearning! also produces the annual Best of Elearning! awards, which recognize the users’ choices in the best learning platforms and tools across the enterprise learning industry. We have no doubt that Rosetta Stone Business deserves consideration as one of those learning platforms and would appreciate your nomination to help make that happen. If you’ve had great success…

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