News Release

Rosetta Stone Helps San Diego School’s Students Learn English and Other Languages

Horace Mann Middle School Expands Partnership to Provide

Students and Staff with World Languages

 

ARLINGTON, VA (July 13, 2010) — Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today that Horace Mann Middle School (HMMS) of the San Diego Unified School District in California will continue using Rosetta Stone® Classroom for a second year. Following the positive outcome after Rosetta Stone Classroom was implemented during the 2009-2010 school year, HMMS has committed to continuing its students’ language-learning success and improving the school’s statewide performance by renewing the award-winning program. The online solution will be leveraged across 2010-2011 programs, including English language development, world-language curriculum and staff development.

As the second largest school district in California, San Diego Unified has a diverse student population, with more than 30 native languages spoken at HMMS alone. According to the district’s 2010 Social Accountability Report Card, nearly half of the students at HMMS (43 percent) are learning English as their second language. Faced with this communication challenge, HMMS is determined to be among the top schools in the state with the help of Rosetta Stone Classroom.

“Rosetta Stone Classroom has provided HMMS students with a fun and eye-opening experience allowing them to witness firsthand their language-learning potential,” said Pete Rumpel, vice president of institutional sales and marketing at Rosetta Stone. Our solution unlocks students’ natural language-learning ability, allowing educators to shape their students’ lives by helping them to learn a new language.”

“With Rosetta Stone Classroom, our students are quickly gaining the confidence to speak the language, and more importantly, enjoying the learning process,” said HMMS principal Esther Omogbehin. “Once they were immersed in the language, they were excited to continue learning English. Given the success we’ve seen in our students’ English-language learning, we are excited to expand the number of languages available and provide more students and staff with access to the program.”

Rosetta Stone learning solutions use engaging speech-recognition technology. Rosetta Stone Classroom provides the support teachers need through Rosetta Stone Manager, a built-in management tool that delivers real-time reporting capabilities, details on student progress and user-friendly administrative functionalities. The software offers flexible license solutions tailored to meet a school’s specific needs, technology environments and requirements.

For more information please visit http://pr.RosettaStone.com.

 

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides an interactive solution that is acclaimed for its speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, the Rosetta Stone language-learning solution is 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 www.RosettaStone.com. 

Media Contact:

Megan Richter

mrichter@RosettaStone.com

703.522.9953

 

Investor Contact:

Christopher Martin

cmartin@RosettaStone.com

703.387.5927

 

“Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.

 

 

 

 

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