ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rosetta Stone Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of language learning, announced today the creation of the Rosetta Stone® Communicate and Connect Scholarship for graduating English as a Second Language (ESL) high school seniors. The winner will be determined by an essay contest for ESL students and will receive a cash award of $3,000 towards his/her college education.
Participants in the scholarship contest will be asked to describe “how learning English impacted your life” in 500 words or less for their essay submission. The winning essay will be selected based on the merits of the language learning story and quality of writing.
“Rosetta Stone gives students the ability to unlock the power of language in an effective, fun, and easy way,” said Tom Adams, chief executive officer, Rosetta Stone. “The Communicate and Connect Scholarship aims to take this goal one step further and allow one student to use the positive force of language learning to further their education and career.”
Entries for consideration in Rosetta Stone Communicate and Connect Scholarship 2009 contest will be accepted from March 16 to May 15, 2009. Rules and submission guidelines are available on the website www.rosettastone.com/scholarship. A winner will be announced in June and granted a cash award that the winner can apply to the cost of his or her college education in the 2010 academic year.
About Rosetta Stone Classroom
Rosetta Stone Classroom Version 3 is a powerful learning tool that blends seamlessly into a teacher’s overall language learning curriculum. Features such as speech analysis tools, grammar and spelling components, and predefined course templates effectively complement classroom teaching expertise. Rosetta Stone Classroom provides the support teachers need with Rosetta Stone Manager, a built-in management tool that delivers real-time reporting capabilities, details on student progress, and user-friendly administrative functionalities. The software offers flexible license solutions that are tailored to meet a school’s specific needs, technology environments and requirements. Available in more than 30 different languages, Rosetta Stone Classroom affords teachers the opportunity to entrust critical language skill development to the software so that invaluable classroom time can focus on topic-based activities that bring language learning to life.
About Rosetta Stone Ltd.
Rosetta Stone Ltd. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone offers a highly personalized, interactive platform that is acclaimed for its speed and power to unlock the natural language learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, the Rosetta Stone language learning solution is used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. Inc. magazine named Rosetta Stone Inc. one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the United States, and for the third year Deloitte and Touche has named it one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Virginia. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive, and that interactive technology can powerfully replicate the immersion experience and activate the natural language-learning ability in learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit www.RosettaStone.com
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