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Mobility Considerations in Emerging Markets

As the global economy expands, opportunities are being sought in places that bring a specific set of challenges to companies (particularly HR/mobility departments) who would like to expand into those emerging markets. Finding the right employee(s) Many of these emerging markets, while sustaining growing economies, are still quite a culture shift for employees used to the trapping of a developed region. These countries’ middle classes may be growing, but there is usually still profound poverty, political unrest, and personal danger. This means that not every employee is equipped to take an assignment in one of these places. It takes a…

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The Top 5 Languages Learned in K-12

As the world’s leader in online language learning, Rosetta Stone can uniquely provide insight into the world’s language trends, the languages that are currently in demand, and what the future may hold in communication. To that end, the company recently announced the top five languages being learned in K-12 school districts, both in the US and globally. In the US, these languages take the top spots: Latin American Spanish American English French Castilian Spanish German English is quickly moving up the charts in the US as English Language Learning students start taking a larger role in the nation’s schools. Judy Verses,…

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The Advantages of Blended Instruction in the World Language Classroom

Recently, Rosetta Stone Education and edWeb.net presented “The Classroom Advantage: Exploring the Advantages of Blended Instruction in the World Language Classroom”, a webinar hosted by Deb Cody, the World Language Liaison for the Pueblo (Colorado) City School District. Ms. Cody began the presentation with a discussion isolating the 21st century’s students from those of previous generations. These students are: Digitally literate (since early childhood) Experiential – Modern learning is through doing Connected – Used to being connected with people from around the world instantaneously Mobile – For them, technology has always been in their pocket Unlike more traditional learning strategies,…

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Cultural Differences Run Deeper than the Country of Origin

From the outside in, understanding cultural differences often only goes as deep as the country in question. Because we have some generalities about Germans or the Japanese, we expect everyone we encounter from those countries to act in the same fashion. But ask yourself: would Americans from the west coast and the south act the same? What about someone working for the government compared to someone working for Facebook? Those differences can be quite drastic. Here is how you transfer that knowledge to your overseas business. Get familiar with regions Just as in the US, different regions of a country could…

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Rosetta Stone Earns University of California A-G Approval

We’re happy to announce that the Rosetta Stone Spanish I and II offerings have received A-G approval from the University of California. What this means is that California’s high school students can use those products to fulfill their two-year foreign language graduation requirement. To receive this standing, Rosetta Stone Spanish I and II had to fulfill the university’s 15 “power standards” for online courses as well as meet at least 27 of iNACOL’s Standards for Quality Online Courses. The California Learning Resource Network also had to certify that Rosetta Stone achieves 80 percent relevancy against the California Content Standards or the…

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4 Ways Using Language Skills Can Boost Your Career

In the typical resume format, any language skills the employee has take a backseat to work experience, education, and so on. This is a mistake. In today’s global economy, potential employers are more and more likely to be impressed with an individual’s language learning exploits. Expanding global reach There are the obvious benefits to the employer. If they have satellite offices or clients in a country where the employee speaks the primary language, that yields immediate returns. Communication is naturally enhanced, but so is cultural competence. When a person learns another language, they often receive cultural understanding along with it.…

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The Benefits of Blended Instruction in the World Language Classroom

We have an exciting new webinar coming up that is all about helping the language teacher transition to using technology in their classroom. The Classroom Advantage: Exploring the Benefits of Blended Instruction in the World Language Classroom will be held on January 13th at 6 PM ET, featuring Deborah Cody, world language liaison from Pueblo City Schools in Colorado. What are those benefits? A recent post highlighted the top 10 reasons for integrating technology in your language-learning classroom. It makes for great reading before you take a deep dive with Ms. Cody. Pueblo City Schools has integrated a flexible online…

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Unlocking the Social Aspects of Corporate Learning

For years, the best practice in corporate learning has been summarized by the “70-20-10” rule. 70 percent of learning on the job should supposedly be experiential, but that can mean throwing a new hire or a job changer into the deep end before they are ready to swim. Instead, businesses should focus on the 20 – social learning. The misconception is that social learning means to get a group of employees together and let them work through a set of tasks, or a similar exercise. Social learning actually has to do with everyone in the organization, from management down. The…

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Top 10 Reasons for Integrating EdTech in the Language-Learning Classroom

Technology can have the same positive effects in the language classroom as it can in any other subject area, yet language teachers can be a bit more reticent to bringing blended learning into their practice. That’s the idea behind our new webinar, The Classroom Advantage: Exploring the Benefits of Blended Instruction in the World Language Classroom, on January 13th at 6:00 PM ET. But for an overview of some of the topics we will be covering during this informative talk, let’s go into the top 10 reasons why you should bring EdTech into your classroom. 1. Differentiated learning Students can work…

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Treat Your International Employees Like They’re Down the Hall

As companies grow in the 21st century, the hunt for talent can often lead overseas. Whether that means establishing an office in a foreign country or simply hiring freelancers from abroad, those practices come with their own sets of challenges: Supervision Communication Corporate culture For all three of these, the key might be to treat your overseas employees as if they are based in the home office. With today’s technology, that’s easier than ever. When a new hire is onboarded at the home office, they are often forgotten about once they get comfortable and don’t need as much support. The…

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