Embrace Europe’s diversity and cultures through language
Rosetta Stone celebrates the European Day of Languages inviting primary schools of London to sign up for the #languages4schools programme
September 25, 2014 – Rosetta Stone, the leading provider of language-learning solutions, in partnership with Speak to the Future is putting primary schools first on this year’s European Day of Languages (September 26). The joint #languages4schools campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of language learning and will provide five lucky winning primary schools with access to Rosetta Stone’s language learning platform for a whole year.
European Day of Languages aims to celebrate the 23 official languages in the European Union by showing people across Europe how important languages are for travelling and their career. Rosetta Stone believes learning a new language can be fun at every age and that investing in the language skills of our young people can help create a world of mutual understanding.
Gustaf Nordbäck, Managing Director EMEA at Rosetta Stone, says: “We believe that we can make the world a smaller place if we give children the opportunity to learn languages. Languages not only improve the understanding in multicultural classrooms, but will also facilitate skills which they can build on in their future lives.”
Learning a language:
- broadens the understanding of one’s own mother tongue, as it draws attention to the mechanics of languages;
- boosts self-confidence as progress is made;
- improves the functionality of the brain by challenging it to recognise, understand and communicate in multiple languages;
- leads to new opportunities in life and at work;
- increases understanding and tolerance in society, sharing a language with others means communication is easier;
- and most importantly, unites families by creating another reason for them to come together.
Rosetta Stone asks everyone to share their experience of how languages have made their world a smaller place by sending a tweet to @RosettaStoneUK using #lovelanguages on September 26, the European Day of Languages. Rosetta Stone will announce the winner on Monday, September 29, awarding the most original tweet of the day with a 12-month online subscription for Rosetta Stone in the language of their choice.*
For primary schools interested in participating in #languages4schools, Rosetta Stone encourages them to register here. The deadline for entry is Friday 28th November 2014.
*Terms and Conditions apply. In relation to the Rosetta Stone subscription prize, please visit the Rosetta Stone website for the general terms and conditions. Information on Rosetta Stone products and their online subscriptions, including the languages available, is available at www.RosettaStone.co.uk.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone 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 8,000 corporations, 9,000 public and non-profit agencies, 20,000 educational institutions and over 9 million of learners around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in over 20 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like German, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Vietnamese, 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, Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Seoul, São Paulo and Dubai. The office for Europe is in London.