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Rosetta Stone® Classroom Wins Back-to-Back BESSIE Awards

Language-Learning Solution Named Best Multi-Level

Foreign Language Website in 2009 and 2010


ARLINGTON, VA (May 7, 2010)Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today that Rosetta Stone Classroom Version 3 has been awarded a 2010 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) in the Best Multi-Level Foreign Language Website category. This is the second year in a row that the innovative and interactive language-learning solution has won this award category. The BESSIE awards, sponsored by San Diego’s ComputED Learning Center, honor innovative, content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology necessary to foster educational excellence. Winners were chosen from educational sites and providers worldwide. 


”We’re thrilled that Rosetta Stone Classroom continues to be recognized for its innovation and effectiveness,” said Pete Rumpel, vice president of institutional sales and marketing at Rosetta Stone. “This achievement highlights our commitment to providing teachers with an engaging and proven solution that accelerates student language learning.”


Since its founding in 1992, Rosetta Stone has had a long history of partnering with teachers and administrators to improve language learning.  Rosetta Stone Classroom Version 3 is used in more than 15,000 K-12 blended-learning programs and hundreds of universities throughout the U.S.  The award-winning solution uses engaging, voice-driven technology as well as management and administrative capabilities to accelerate language learning and provide quantifiable measures of success. 


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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 speed and 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®. 



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