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[Interactive Demo] Experience Rosetta Stone® for Business

Many people recognize Rosetta Stone as the leading personal language-learning solution. But it can make an even larger impact when leveraged across an entire enterprise. Business is expanding globally. Some organizations are finding themselves exploring opportunities overseas to take advantage of emerging markets. Others find themselves hiring talent from across the globe in an effort to remain competitive. Both situations require language and cultural competency skills to be successful. That’s why bringing Rosetta Stone® Business language-learning solutions into your organization can make such a difference. Some of those benefits include: Greater productivity Successful expansion into new markets Increased employee engagement A…

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Using the 5Hs to Be Culturally Intelligent in International Business

by Fernando Sanchez-Arias and Catherine Knotts (*) In an increasingly multicultural world, we are exposed to situations in which we interact with people from cultures different from our own. No matter if it is the new neighbor coming from another country, your manager or colleague whose faith is different to yours, or the Asian or Middle Eastern customer with whom you are conducting a project, most of us are increasingly surrounded by people with different cultures and languages and these differences can create clashes and dilemmas which, if not managed wisely, can lead to social and professional failure. How does…

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The Whys and Hows of Global Competency

The stated purpose of the country’s focus on college and career standards is to prepare our students to compete in the global economy. These standards call for skills such as critical thinking, collaborative skills, and technology. But very little mention is made of the skills that will truly help them work and compete in the interconnected, multicultural, multinational 21st century workplace. Collectively, these skills are known as global competency. What is global competence? Grouped together under the phrase “global competence”, these skills include: Teamwork Relating to people with different perspectives and backgrounds Critical thinking Problem solving Communication Why global competency…

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[Interactive Demo] Experience Rosetta Stone® for K-12 Education

Many people recognize Rosetta Stone as the leading personal language learning solution. But what many educators don’t know is that Rosetta Stone® Education offers effective solutions for the classroom. In an education system that is majority-minority and where English language learning students will make up 25 percent of the student population, helping these learners attain English proficiency is crucial. Meanwhile, the 21st century economy is becoming flatter, with workers from around the world contending for the same jobs and having to collaborate with each other when that job is won. Today’s students need language and cultural competency skills in order to…

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[On-Demand Webinar] The Language Tutor’s New Face

71 percent of business leaders plan to grow in places where English is not spoken. To help facilitate this growth, more and more businesses are turning to language learning solutions to prepare their employees to meet these new challenges. Watch this on-demand webinar, “The Language Tutor’s New Face”, where Rosetta Stone Head of Language Learning, Lisa Frumkes, and Mariah Cajuste, Learning and Development Specialist for imaging manufacturer Olympus, discuss the changing landscape of language learning and how your business can see the same benefits as Olympus. Click here to watch “The Language Tutor’s New Face” In business, language challenges can take many…

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How Diversity Challenges Impact Learning & Development

This is a story about a fast growing Saudi FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) distribution and logistics services company that had a vision to double the business in five years. It was not easy, but they eventually did it through a number of strategies. They diversified their clients, portfolio, geographies, and even their people! This FMCG company, Abudawood Group, started in Saudi Arabia back in the early 60s and expanded its business in the new millennium to five new markets in the Middle East—in just four years, ending up with 30 different nationalities, formally communicating business in four different languages, and with…

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5 Ways Language Can Turbo-charge Your Presentations

It was a dry, hot day in Egypt, I was on a Camel with my friend Steve and we were on our way to see one of the wonders of the world. En-route, I began to rehearse the Arabic greetings I had recently learnt, pausing for breath between the undulating sand dunes on my bumpy ride towards the pyramids. Opening a presentation with greetings in your audience’s native language is a powerful ice breaker usually followed with rapturous applause. A Lady that does this so well is Elise Kanza, Head of Africa for the World Economic Forum. How to engage…

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The Importance of Measurement in Corporate Learning

A critical part of running an effective organization is taking the right measurements of your progress. Just as in any other department in your company, there are variables in corporate learning that can revolutionize your practice if you monitor them. Set up a rubric Before embarking on your data study, it’s important to set up a universal measurement tool. Otherwise, you open yourself up to inconsistency and ad hoc assessments. Establish a rubric to evaluate your training department. Not only does this standardize the process, but it also makes it easier to itemize the data you are going to gather,…

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ATD 2016: Get Ready to Learn, Network, and Empower

One of our favorite events of the year is the annual Association for Talent Development conference. This year’s edition will be taking place in Denver on May 22-25. We will be having a large presence at the conference this year in an effort to discuss the benefits of language training with a worldwide contingent of talent developers. To start, our booth in the exhibit hall, #1846, will be a hub of activity where attendees can: Participate in our #IntroIQ Speed Workshop and power up your first impression around the globe! Participants will learn – both culturally and linguistically – how…

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The Importance of Parental Involvement in Schools

Most people in and around education understand that a parent/parents being involved in their child’s education can be a difference maker. There has been a lot of study into the subject and a lot of strategizing about how to best get parents engaged in their child’s school. But why is this important? The research is strong. Parent involvement has a measurable impact on student performance in school, and seems to be particularly important for English-learning students and those from low-income areas. Improved communication between parents and teachers leads to better homework completion rates, in-class behavior, and participation. At-risk behaviors, such…

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