Innovative New Language Program Aimed at Getting Learners Talking Immediately
Arlington, VA, March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celebrating 25 years of continued innovation in the education technology sector, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) today announced significant updates to its flagship Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone program for individuals and families. Various subscription offerings and new features — Phrasebook, Stories, and Audio Companion — provide learners with an updated user experience that will get them talking in their new language right from the first lesson.
New feature highlights:
- Phrasebook: Never be at a loss for words with easy-to-access greetings, phrases, and useful expressions available at any point in the learner’s language journey and perfect for traveling!
- Stories: Learners can read and record fun stories and get feedback on their pronunciation from Rosetta Stone’s TruAccentTM patented speech-recognition engine. Rosetta Stone samples your voice with 16,000 data points each second, showing those updates in nearly real time – up to 100 times per second – to help perfect pronunciation.
- Audio Companion: Learners can enjoy hands-free learning with downloadable audio lessons they can take with them anywhere.
“Learning a language takes commitment and time, but it also takes the right tools and resources to help you achieve your learning goals,” said John Hass, Chief Executive Officer at Rosetta Stone. “Our mobile-first product innovations are centered on the goal to get people talking in their new language and I believe our newest offering delivers on that promise with the most comprehensive language learning solution in the marketplace.”
The new Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone debuted today across web and iOS platforms. Android customers will experience a completely revamped user interface and onboarding experience, with full parity to iOS expected in the coming months. Learners have various subscription options to choose from ranging from $79 for 3 months access, to $179 for 12 months access.
“We’re extremely proud of the new features and updated content that this new product delivers and believe this optimized experience will help learners start speaking a new language even faster than before,” said Peter Brussard, Senior Vice President of Product, Rosetta Stone.
Rosetta Stone’s immersive curriculum is developed by language and education experts, and is sequenced to introduce new skills by stimulating the brain's natural language learning ability. In addition to getting learners talking in their new language right from the very first lesson, Rosetta Stone TruAccentTM technology helps users learn to speak authentically. With the company’s live tutoring offering, learners have another way to master pronunciation and accelerate their learning by practicing face-to-face with native speakers.
For more information on Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone, visit www.rosettastone.com. To download the new Rosetta Stone app in iOS, visit the Apple app store or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-languages-rosetta-stone/id435588892?mt=8; the Android app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.rosettastone.mobile.CoursePlayer&hl=en . Images of the new program are available upon request for the media.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone's literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs.
For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com. “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.
Michelle Alvarez, Head of Global Communications, Rosetta Stone
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Rosetta Stone Ltd.