According to Rosetta Stone, only 18% of K-12 students study a world language - at a time when today's students face a global future where language skills and global competency will have direct impact on career success.
Parents , however, place a high value on language learning, with 57% believing that speaking another language is a critical skill for their children's future. So do employers, who are attracted to the flexibility and insight multilingual talent represents.
Students with world language skills will be prepared to compete for global jobs, fully engage in a world of greater diversity, manage multicultural; colleagues, and collaborate on global teams.
Integrating technology into the world language classroom:
This eBook from Rosetta Stone includes stories and statistics from some of their US-based school clients who explain how technology has improved learning outcomes in their world language classroom.
The Academy for International Education (AIE), Miami-Dade County School District, needed a language-learning program to build bilingualism among all students through focusing on biliteracy in their native language.
AIE wanted to combine technology with pedagogy for a blended solution that would drive success of the program.
Through independent study in designated computer labs, students were assigned the Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3 for K-12 solution. This was done on average 4-5 days per week for 20-30 minutes per session.
Focusing on strengthening all skills of the learner's native language, the academy was able to leverage this skill development to enhance outcomes in the English language classroom.
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English Language Learning (ELL) gives business a new way to improve productivity, collaboration, and ultimately, profitability.
This infographic from Rosetta Stone shows how ELL can improve important KPI’s for your business, as well as key considerations for your organisation’s ELL implementation.
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According to Rosetta Stone, research shows that nearly all K-12 teachers want parents to participate more in classroom activities.
The reverse is often true, too: Many parents would like to have a more visible, active presence in the education community.
In many school communities, it takes the involvement of students, teachers, and families to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and valued—and that requires English language proficient parents.
It is often impractical for EL parents to acquire English language skills on their own. Therefore, schools turn to EdTech tools to bridge the language gap and give EL parents access to efficient language learning instruction.
A recent eBook explored how a tech-enabled English language program for EL parents empowers them, involves them in their students’ schoolwork, and strengthens community ties.
Parents who speak English well can participate in their students’ academic work. According to an article from the American Psychological Association, research links parent engagement and educational outcomes such as attendance, grades, and scores.
Higher graduation rates
An independent study on parental involvement found that parent participation in school functions had a positive influence on students, reflected in graduation and postsecondary enrolment rates.
EL-proficient parents can reinforce school lessons, attitudes, and expectations. An EdSource and New America Media report found that better teacher-parent communication improved homework completion rates and increased classroom participation.
Finding the right tools to achieve these laudable goals is paramount. EL parents who improve their English language skills:
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