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Rosetta Stone Kids Smartphone App Wins Heralded iKids Award

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Rosetta Stone Kids Smartphone App Wins Heralded iKids Award

'Lingo Letter Sounds' Voted Best Learning App for Preschoolers

ARLINGTON, VA-February 27, 2014-Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), the leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, today announced that the Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds(TM) app was a unanimous winner at the second annual iKids Awards.

The iKids Awards were established by Kidscreen to honor the year's best digital media products and platforms for children. Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letter Sounds was voted the Best Learning App (Smartphone) in the Preschool category. Elsewhere in the competition, category winners included PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Fuel Entertainment.

Launched in 2013, Lingo Letter Sounds was the first product released by Rosetta Stone's newly established Kids division, signaling the company's strategic intent to address the growing global demand for language and literacy solutions for young children. The app was an industry first, combining English reading with Spanish speaking for preschoolers (ages 3-6).  

Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letter Sounds harnesses Rosetta Stone's pioneering language immersion methodology and proprietary speech recognition technology to deliver core English reading skills alongside a fun and interactive introduction to Spanish. The app quickly engages kids through funny interactions, all the while accelerating their mastery of critical reading and Spanish speaking skills.

"It's terrific to have Lingo Letter Sounds recognized by the iKids Awards," said Paul Weaver, Rosetta Stone's Senior Director, Kids/Games. "We're thrilled that our very first foray into the kids e-learning market has been so well received and are excited to ride the momentum to continue bringing innovative mobile learning solutions into this market."

The iKids Awards were judged by a panel of five professionally qualified judges who determined the winner in each category unanimously. For the full list of winners and additional details on the awards, visit

The Rosetta Stone Kids® Lingo Letter Sounds(TM) app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at

For more information and to watch a demo of the Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letter Sounds app, please visit

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company's innovative technology-driven language and reading solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Since 2013, Rosetta Stone has expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, Vivity Labs, and Tell Me More. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices around the world.

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