Rosetta Stone Partners with NEA Foundation to Honor Exceptional Educators

  Rosetta Stone Partners with NEA Foundation to Honor Exceptional Educators

    Collaboration provides nation’s top educators the opportunity to learn
              Portuguese with leading language-learning company

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- February 12, 2013

Launching a new partnership with the NEA Foundation, Rosetta Stone Inc.
(NYSE:RST), the leader in technology-based language-learning solutions, joined
in honoring 38 of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s annual
Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, DC, on February 8. This
summer, the honorees will spend extended time in Brazil as part of the NEA
Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship Program. Rosetta Stone has provided
them with the company’s latest learning solution, TOTALe® Pro, to help them
learn Portuguese in advance of their trip.

The NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala is an annual
celebration that recognizes and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy
for the profession through its Awards for Teaching Excellence. Now in its
third year, the fellowship program offers award recipients the opportunity to
build their competence to ensure that their students are prepared to live and
work in today’s rapidly globalizing world.

“Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients have attained the highest standards
of the profession,” said Harriet Sanford, President & CEO of the NEA
Foundation. “We are proud to acknowledge their achievements and look forward
to helping them continue to grow their knowledge by partnering with Rosetta
Stone to provide Portuguese language training. We believe language is the road
map to connecting with other cultures and is an important element towards
building global understanding.”

This year’s fellows will utilize their Portuguese language training from
Rosetta Stone on a ten-day professional development tour to Brazil. There they
will learn more about the country’s education system and acquire the necessary
skills to integrate global competence into their classroom instruction and
advance pedagogy in their schools.

Rosetta Stone provides solutions that are currently used in more than 20,000
K-12 schools, plus numerous colleges and universities worldwide. Rosetta
Stone’s solution is heralded for enabling educators to create a blended
learning approach to sustain or bolster existing language programs.

“Recognizing and supporting educators as they prepare students for college and
beyond is a centerpiece of the NEA Foundation mission. We share that
commitment,” said Judy Verses, President, Global Institutions at Rosetta
Stone. “Together with the NEA Foundation, we hope to continue to raise
awareness of the importance of language learning by enabling educators to
experience the benefits first-hand.”

Media Interested in photos from the Salute to Excellence in Education Gala,
please contact Anne-Marie Walworth, awalworth@rosettastone.com.

About Rosetta Stone Inc.

Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is
changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary
learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural
language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses,
government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta
Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like
English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili,
Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that
learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and
that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method
powerfully for learners of any age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA.,
and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and
Sao Paulo.

Contact:

Media:
Rosetta Stone Inc.
Anne-Marie Walworth, 571-357-7183
awalworth@rosettastone.com
 
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