ARLINGTON, Va. — January 8, 2014 – Rosetta Stone was selected as a 2013 Reader’s Choice Top 100 product by District Administration. Rosetta Stone’s K-12 solutions bring the award-winning Rosetta Stone approach to students learning English, Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic and 25 other languages.
“Teachers worldwide have integrated Rosetta Stone into their curriculum,” said Matt Chan, Rosetta Stone’s Vice President, Marketing – Global Enterprise & Education. “We strive to be a great partner to educators in the effort to overcome language learning challenges, so it’s gratifying that teachers have given Rosetta Stone this level of recognition.”
The District Administration honor is given annually to companies that provide technologically significant solutions that positively impact K-12 classrooms, schools and districts. The winners were selected by the editors of the magazine from a record number of nominations submitted by readers–including superintendents and district-level directors across the United States. “The selection of Rosetta Stone as a Top 100 product by our readers is a strong testament to the effectiveness and value of this program for world language instruction,” said JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine. The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product, as well as an evaluation of product quality based upon readers’ nominations and explanations. The winners are featured on www.districtadministration.com and in the magazine’s December issue, giving senior district leaders the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using and how these products contribute to the success of their districts.
Rosetta Stone teaches students speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in the new language. The technology-based solution combines interactive online language lessons to teach language foundation and is reinforced through:
• live conversation sessions with by native speaking coaches
• engaging games, activities and stories that reinforce core language lessons
• mobile applications so that students can truly learn anytime, anywhere
More than 20,000 schools and districts around the world have integrated Rosetta Stone solutions into their curriculum to support English language learners, world language courses, professional development, adult education and parental involvement initiatives. With the solution, educators can create a blended learning environment where students can hone language skills outside the classroom while supplementary materials facilitate further integration of the program into the curriculum during class time. Administrative tools enable teachers to track and report on students’ progress.
About Rosetta Stone Inc.
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company’s innovative technology-driven language and reading solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). In 2013, Rosetta Stone expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, and Tell Me More. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Concord, MA, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Dubai and Sao Paulo.
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