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Rosetta Stone Announces ESL Classroom Innovators Contest
Competition Celebrates the Unsung Heroes in ESL Classrooms

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today the creation 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. Principals and school administrators are encouraged to nominate an ESL teacher in their school by describing in 500 words or less how the teacher innovated in the classroom with technology.

The winning teacher will receive a $500 gift card and the newest innovative solution - Rosetta Stone(R) Version 4 TOTALe(TM) - in the language of their choice. The school with the winning teacher will also receive three additional subscriptions to Version 4 TOTALe for professional development. From developing a strong language-learning foundation to building confidence and strengthening conversation skills, Version 4 TOTALe combines learning in the award-winning Rosetta Course with practice in Rosetta Studio with a native speaking Studio Coach and play in the Rosetta World community to create a comprehensive, powerful, interactive environment for higher education.

Entries for consideration in the Rosetta Stone ESL Classroom Innovators Contest 2011 will be accepted from January 3, 2011 to February 2, 2011. Rules and submission guidelines are available at A winner will be announced at the annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference on March 16, 2011.

At the cutting edge of classroom innovation, Rosetta Stone(R) 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

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