Rosetta Stone Classroom Receives BESSIE and USDLA Awards

We’re honored and excited to have received two prestigious awards for Rosetta Stone Classroom. Rosetta Stone Classroom is the recipient of a 2010 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) in the Best Multi-Level Foreign Language Website category and a 2010 United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) silver award in the Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming.

Recognition like this helps us spread the word that every student should have the opportunity to learn another language. We believe language skills are critical for life success.

Visit our website to read our press releases about the awards.

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Duane Sider

Duane Sider, director of learning for Rosetta Stone Ltd., is passionate about changing the way the world views language learning. In his role, Duane has introduced Rosetta Stone® solutions and the joy of the language-learning journey to a variety of audiences through numerous speaking engagements worldwide. Additionally, Duane has authored a number of articles and papers on immersion methodology in second-language acquisition. Duane joined the company’s international operations in 1997, became director of learning in 2003, directing domestic and international training programs, and assumed his current responsibilities in 2008. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone he taught literature, philosophy and aesthetics at the university level for 14 years. Throughout his career, Duane has traveled, performed and taught extensively throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, promoting international communication and advocating new technologies in education. Duane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Messiah College and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia. He has written two plays, a collection of poetry and manages a theater company in Virginia.
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