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Rosetta Stone Reveals Top Five Languages Most In Demand Among Public and Private Sector Employees in 2015

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Reveals Top Five Languages Most In Demand Among Public and Private Sector Employees in 2015

In U.S., Spanish Tops Both Lists; English Edges Out Spanish Globally in Private Sector and Conversely in Public Sector

ARLINGTON, VA (December 16, 2015) - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) a world leader in technology-based learning solutions, today announced its list of the five most popular languages learned by organizations representing both the private and public sectors.  Spanish was at the top of the list, both in the U.S. public and private sectors, with English, French, German and Japanese rounding out the Top 5 in both sectors.

On a global scale, English edged Spanish in the private sector, with the same three languages rounding out the Top 5, but Spanish remained on top globally in the public sector followed by English, French, German and Japanese.

"We think these results are very reflective of an increasingly global marketplace," said Judy Verses, President of Rosetta Stone's Global Enterprise & Education division.  "What we are seeing more and more is the duality of an increase in demand for English (the "common language"), in conjunction with the need for foreign language proficiency and a desire for a deeper mutual understanding of cultures."

In today's globally and culturally diverse business environment, language proficiency is a strategically essential business skill.  Featuring an impressive arsenal of effective online learning solutions, such as Advanced Spanish for Healthcare and Advanced English for Business, Rosetta Stone works with internationally recognized companies and organizations to help them customize and implement language-training programs that will positively impact their business by increasing market share and sales, growing customer retention, boosting employee engagement & retention, enhancing collaboration, driving productivity, and much more.

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About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people's lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company's innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning and is widely recognized today as the industry leader in providing effective language programs. The company's cloud-based programs allow users to learn online or on-the-go via tablet or smartphone, whether in a classroom, in a corporate setting, or in a personal learning environment. Rosetta Stone is also a leader in the literacy education space, helping millions of students build fundamental reading skills through its Lexia Learning division. Additionally, the company's Fit Brains business offers personalized brain training programs developed by neuroscientists and award-winning game designers to be fun and help keep your brain sharp.

Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices and operations around the world.  For more information, visit  "Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

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