|Study Finds Rosetta Stone TOTALe Effective for Elementary-School-Age Children|
Conducted by a team of independent, university-level linguistics researchers, the study examined speaking- and listening-skills acquisition among 78 elementary school students. During the three-month study, students spent two and a half hours per week learning Chinese or Spanish with Rosetta Stone TOTALe. Outcomes were measured via comparisons of pre-test and post-test scores. Rosetta Stone TOTALe includes
Rosetta Stone TOTALe positively impacted students’ receptive language abilities in a number of areas. The learners studying Chinese and those studying Spanish made significant improvements from pre-tests to post-tests with a variety of linguistic structures and vocabulary items. The learners were tested on their oral proficiency and listening proficiency, as well as their vocabulary and syntax. The results are outlined below:
The students’ use of Rosetta Stone TOTALe also had an effect on their perceptions of different cultures and on their worldviews. The parents of the children noted positive outcomes associated with the use of TOTALe. One parent commented, “I’m grateful my daughter had the opportunity. She enjoyed (the TOTALe sessions) and seemed to benefit from being exposed to the language and to all she learned—it really expanded her view of the world.”
“Rosetta Stone understands the importance of preparing students to become global citizens,” said Judy Verses, president of Global Institutional Sales at Rosetta Stone. “This study’s findings have accelerated our efforts to develop a Rosetta Stone TOTALe solution so that elementary schools can leverage our platform and prepare their students for successful futures.”
Rosetta Stone plans to make TOTALe available for the K-12 market in the first half of 2012.
To see the full study, please visit www.RosettaStone.com/k12study.
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