I saw this picture on a Power Point slide in my Psych class. It was a classic case of lost in translation—a small faux pas with a hilarious result. The English translation, of course, was meant to be “Rum Raisin.” So—why the mix-up? My professor pointed out, in Japanese, there’s no difference between the /r/ and /l/ sounds. Thus, “rum” and “lamb” are both written as ラム (ra-mu). I found this interesting, and worthy of further examination. Line 1: The Japanese is written correctly, with “rum” as ラム (ra-mu) and raisin as レーズン (re-zun). That said, it’s obvious the store owner likely speaks Japanese…Read More
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Shiver me timbers, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Learn some essential phrases through the video, and give us your favorite pirate line, if ye dare! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=780101553071 Ha! We got you! This wasn’t actually a leaked video on the internet, but a fun video project we put together to celebrate International ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Day! We had a great time sharing the Rosetta Stone “Pirate” language in this video spoof for our fans in honor of this special day. We hope you enjoyed the video and hope you share your favorite pirate lines with us!Read More
Nuno moved to Sweden from his native Portugal in April of 2013. He realized he needed to learn the local language as quickly as possible in order to better communicate in his personal and professional life in this new country. So Nuno took on the challenge of learning Swedish in 180 days using Rosetta Stone. Follow his progress on Facebook and learn more about his story. Share Nuno’s story with your friends and like us on Facebook if you have a goal you want to accomplish in 180 days.
Nuno moved to Sweden from his native Portugal in April of 2013. He realized he needed to learn the local language as quickly as possible in order to better communicate in his personal and professional life in this new country. So Nuno took on the challenge of learning Swedish in 180 days using Rosetta Stone. Follow his progress on Facebook and learn more about his story.
The number of international students studying in the U.S. is already at a record high, and it seems set to increase as institutions continue to recruit more aggressively abroad. Having significant numbers of students from around the world is an important source of tuition revenue and fosters a global learning experience – but only if those students can participate in and succeed in their various courses, as well as engage socially with fellow students from diverse backgrounds. We recently created an infographic that illustrates some of the key challenges and opportunities impacting international student success. Click to view the full-size…Read More
Language barriers can have a profound impact on your business. However, companies are often unaware of the true impact these barriers are having on their business, which is why we put together the brief infographic below. As you browse through the information, we encourage you to view the following data through a lens of organizational improvement. Which statistic strikes you as a potential area of improvement for your organization? How would you work to shore up that weakness? Which area do you already excel in? Is there a way to improve it even more? Click to view a full-size version…Read More
Over the past 20 years Rosetta Stone Business has partnered with over 8,000 businesses worldwide to help them build a multilingual workforce. Through those engagements, we’ve learned a lot from our clients – and we hope we’ve taught them a few things along the way as well. We want to share with you some of the things we’ve learned over the years, and help you see the business world in a new light. The borders between nations and economies are being erased, and it’s becoming equally likely that your next customer will speak Mandarin or Spanish, as they will English. Our goal…Read More
Through Rosetta Stone Education’s partnerships with hundreds of universities and colleges across the United States, we have been in a privileged position to observe some of the major changes impacting higher education. From budget cuts to globalization to the rise of online learning, we all know that our institutions are shifting to adapt to a changing world. We want to help you get ahead of the trends, and to provide a place where you can share your valuable experience. With these weekly posts, we hope to engage the higher ed community in discussion about the topics that impact us all…Read More
For over 20,000 schools across the country and around the world, Rosetta Stone has made cutting-edge language learning a reality. In an educational landscape that is always challenging and constantly changing, we’re happy to help students with our advanced technology and best-in-class resources.If we learn of a success story that we think will benefit our teacher/partners, we will be sure to share it with you. But the primary goals of this blog are to:Create a community for educators to share best practices.Above all, we want our audience to be able to share what’s working in their classrooms. Education is a…Read More
If you’re like many people, tackling a new language might be the key to unlocking new opportunities—to get ahead at work, make new friends, and explore new cultures. Or maybe you’re motivated to learn a new language to communicate with someone you love… or are trying to impress. But have you ever thought about how the language you speak defines who you are? Chances are, your great ancestors didn’t speak English. Because in the grand scheme of things, the good old U-S-of-A hasn’t been around for very long. And although English emerged long before then, somewhere down the line your…Read More