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Rosetta Stone Studio™ Now Available on the iPad for Language-Learners on the Go

Innovative app utilizes the latest technology to deliver live, online coaching sessions anywhere, anytime

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 10, 2012-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), the leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, has introduced a new iPad application that brings the live, online tutorial features of Rosetta Stone TOTALe Studio HD to Apple users on the go. Delivering superior audio and visual components, TOTALe Studio HD allows language-learners to take advantage of the full Rosetta Stone experience from the convenience of their iPads.

The TOTALe Studio HD app, available for the iPad 2 or newer, is an ideal supplement to the core Rosetta Stone software, providing a platform for users to engage in both content and conversation. With TOTALe Studio HD, up to four learners can sharpen their skills through live, 50-minute sessions led by native-speaking tutors in a fun and interactive environment. The personal interface enables tutors to directly help participants overcome any barriers they may experience and keep them moving toward greater language proficiency.

“TOTALe Studio HD is an extraordinary new development in language learning, and we’re proud to make it fully available to iPad users,” said Christopher Spiller, Vice President of Product Development at Rosetta Stone. “Subscribers can now converse with real, native coaches whenever they want and wherever they are. Accessing Studio HD is a terrific way to build confidence and accelerate the language-learning process.”

Rosetta Stone TOTALe Studio HD can be downloaded from the iTunes store, and is available in Apple App Stores in every primary market in the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan and Korea. With an active TOTALe subscription, learners can access the TOTALe Studio HD application and participate in live coaching sessions anywhere with a working Internet connection and headphones or ear-buds. Limited access to TOTALe Studio HD is included with the purchase of Rosetta Stone TOTALe. After an introductory period, learners are encouraged to continue using TOTALe Studio HD through a flexible, extended subscription plan available from Rosetta Stone.

The complete Rosetta Stone TOTALe solution includes:

  • Rosetta Course® The award-winning self-study software, complete with proprietary speech-recognition technology, enables students to learn to speak, understand, read and write—all without translation or rote memorization.
  • Rosetta Studio® Studio Coaches who are native speakers of the new language converse with students directly and facilitate live, interactive conversations in an online environment with other students at the same level.
  • Rosetta World®. Students practice their new language online using interactive games and stories that are designed for their learning level. These activities build confidence, increase interest and add valuable reinforcement to language learned in Rosetta Course lessons.
  • TOTALe Course™ HD, TOTALe Studio™ HD, TOTALe Companion™ and Audio Companion®. Students can continue building their language skills with innovative mobile applications built for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and select Android™ devices, or they can review on the go with Audio Companion for MP3 players.

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About Rosetta Stone Inc.

Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA., and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and Sao Paulo.

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