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Tech in the Classroom:

Rosetta Stone Classroom

What is it?    Rosetta Stone is an engaging, award-winning second-language program that correlates to state and national standards.

How does it work? Rosetta Stone uses rich visual imagery to help students learn and think in a new language. The association of language and images is a big part of the Dynamic Immersion method, ensuring a direct conRosetta Stonenection between words and their meanings. The program systemically builds nouns and verbs into complete sentences and dialogue. And in keeping with national and state standards, it helps students build everyday proficiency in each of the four key language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.

How hard is it to use? Not very, as it comes with several teacher editing options that enable tailoring of the program to a specific class.

How well does it work? Rosetta Stone has won numerous educational software awards from prestigious organizations such as the Nest Educational Software Awards and the Annual Educational Software Review.

How do I use it in the classroom? Rosetta Stone fits perfectly into any foreign language curriculum, and it is also a great tool for English language learners.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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