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Rosetta Stone Announces Winner of ESL Classroom Innovators Contest
Georgia High School Teacher Activates Students' Language LearningIn a 21st Century Classroom

ARLINGTON, Va., Mar 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today the winner of the Rosetta Stone(R) English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom Innovators Contest, recognizing ESL teachers who have introduced forward-thinking practices and technology into their curriculum. Joy Cowart, an ESL teacher at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, was named the winner of the contest at the annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference.

The contest encouraged principals and school administrators throughout the country to nominate ESL teachers who have innovated in the classroom with technology. Cowart was selected due to her successful and innovative incorporation of technology into her high school classroom. "I love to see my students' smile when technology is implanted into the lesson," said Cowart, Lowndes High School ESL teacher and recipient of the 2011 Rosetta Stone ESL Classroom Innovators Contest.

In addition to the use of Rosetta Stone(R) Classroom, Cowart's students interact with one another through blogging and video projects. The class also fosters community involvement by meeting with and documenting elderly residents' life stories. These authentic learning opportunities have helped to facilitate English language proficiency among Lowndes High School's ESL population.

"We're thrilled to honor Joy for her outstanding work preparing students with the language skills needed for success in the 21st century," said Pete Rumpel, vice president of institutional markets at Rosetta Stone. "She exemplifies what today's ESL classroom can and should look like."

Cowart received a $500 gift card and the newest innovative solution - Rosetta Stone(R) Version 4 TOTALe(R) - in the language of her choice. Cowart's school, Lowndes High School, also received three additional subscriptions to Rosetta Stone Classroom TOTALe for professional development. From developing a strong language-learning foundation to building confidence and strengthening conversation skills, Rosetta Stone TOTALe combines the award-winning Rosetta Course(TM) curriculum with online practice in Rosetta Studio(TM) sessions led by a native speaking Studio Coach, and play in the exclusive Rosetta World(R) online community, creating a comprehensive, powerful, interactive environment for higher education.

At the cutting edge of classroom innovation, Rosetta Stone Classroom is a powerful learning tool that blends seamlessly into a teacher's overall language-learning curriculum. The immersive solution helps school districts integrate non-English speaking students into their education system and drive overall achievement.

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About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, VA. For more information, visit

Rosetta Stone, TOTALe and other names and marks used herein are the registered trademarks or trademarks of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the U.S. and other countries.

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