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Rosetta Stone launches competition with their #languages4schools project

By Rosetta Stone on 11 July 2013, 12:35pm | Competitions

Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of language-learning solutions to individuals, educational institutions, and organisations, invites inner-city schools in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow to participate in a national competition in celebration of the European Day of Languages on the 26th of September.

"The #languages4schools project is primarily for Year 7 pupils," says Donavan White, VP of Sales, EMEA Enterprise and Education and co-initiator of the project. "However, as interest from schools is high, we decided to open this opportunity up to higher-year pupils as well."

"We invite teachers to register and send us their best reasons why their students should benefit from free language learning for one year. The best ideas may win independently of the pupils' age."

What's in it for schools?

Ten schools will win a one-year Rosetta Course license for thirty pupils to learn another language. They can then choose a programme out of over 20 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like German, Spanish, and French) to the currently very popular languages like Arabic, Russian, or Chinese (Mandarin).

This will allow schools to diversify their range of languages on offer, and give them the opportunity to get a feel for online language-learning technology that has been innovating teaching in powerful ways.

How do I enter?

Schools need to register on the homepage before the 8th of September. An independent jury will select the best entry of the participating schools. Each entry should state the best reasons why students would benefit from free language learning for one year.

The main criteria are the creativity of the argument as well as the vision outlined by the school regarding their ambition to raise the awareness of language learning among their students. On September 26th, the European Day of Languages, all ten winning schools will be announced.

Some facts on linguistics

74% of employers today seek to employ people with conversational language skills, yet 70% of UK graduates cannot speak any languages other than English well or fluently. The #languages4schools project sets out to support language-learning programmes in schools and to motivate students from an early age to learn a language and potentially become part of a successful multilingual workforce.

By investing in the skill set of young people today, the project aims to open doors to new opportunities and increase the understanding of other languages and cultures.

For further information, visit www.rosettastone.co.uk/blog/languages4schools.

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