English Language Learning, General, K12 Language Education

How Rosetta Stone for Schools works

A teacher uses laptops with Rosetta Stone for Schools in a classroom

Rosetta Stone for Schools accelerates language acquisition and retention for students in both English language learner programs and world language courses. Our research-driven program supplements schools’ curriculum to help students at all levels and ages learn a new language.

Read on to learn more about what makes Rosetta Stone unique and how our comprehensive program offers students an intuitive approach to language learning while empowering educators with powerful tools.

Immersive environment

Rosetta Stone’s structured Dynamic Immersion method accelerates language learning by mirroring how our brains first acquire language.

A laptop displays a Rosetta Stone lesson that uses Dynamic Immersion to teach language through real-world images

Students using Rosetta Stone for Schools learn intuitively through real-world images and audio from native speakers. There are no instructions or translations. Instead, students learn through context and reasoning, assigning meaning to what they see and hear. This allows students to build a deeper and more lasting understanding of the target language while expediting language learning.

An immersive environment also maximizes a student’s exposure to their new language, making every minute spent using Rosetta Stone productive language learning time.

This immersive environment also means that any student, regardless of their native language or English abilities, can use and benefit from Rosetta Stone. English Learners—of all backgrounds, abilities, and ages—can develop the language skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading, writing, speaking, and listening practice

Rosetta Stone engages students in all four domains of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Throughout each unit, students learn pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary while practicing each of these domains.

The varied practice in Rosetta Stone helps students develop proficiency in their target language as they progress. Lessons are scaffolded, building upon one another so students start by learning a single word, then build up to phrases and finally full sentences and conversations.

Screenshot of Rosetta Stone speaking practice that uses speech recognition to teach proper pronunciation

TruAccent speech recognition

Rosetta Stone for Schools enables teachers to provide students with extended speaking practice and real-time support. Learners spend the majority of their time in the program speaking aloud and this targeted speaking practice in a safe environment builds conversational proficiency and confidence. 

Rosetta Stone’s TruAccent speech recognition uses data from millions of native speakers to accurately analyze the nuances of their pronunciation. 

When students complete speaking activities in Rosetta Stone, their voice is compared to these native speakers for immediate feedback on how well they spoke each word or phrase. The sensitivity can be decreased or increased to find just the right level of feedback for each student. This makes it easy to support every learner at every stage in their language learning journey, whether they’re just getting started or truly perfecting their pronunciation.

TruAccent is also one of the only speech engines that offers specific support for children’s voices. 

Comprehensive curriculum for 25 languages

iPad showing language selection for Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone for Schools contains comprehensive curriculum for the following languages, offering schools the flexibility to support both English learner programs and world language classes.

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English (American)
  • English (British)
  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Empowering educators with reporting

A Rosetta Stone for Schools license provides educators with a powerful platform that offers a host of benefits to students, teachers, and administrators.

With reports on student activity, usage, and progress, teachers can see exactly how classes are progressing through the curriculum and meeting learning goals. Detailed data allows teachers to tailor instruction to close specific knowledge gaps. With the information from these reports, teachers can build a personalized curriculum to target students’ learning needs by choosing specific activities.

More ways to learn language

Rosetta Stone for Schools also offers supplemental activities to increase retention and provide additional speaking opportunities.

Stories

Rosetta Stone Stories are written and narrated by native speakers, offering learners a fun way to practice their reading and listening comprehension while learning new vocabulary. Stories are aligned to each Rosetta Stone unit and teachers can choose stories that are age appropriate for each class. 

Rosetta Stone Stories screenshot with read, listen, and speak tabs

Students hear, read, and speak the texts, which range from poems and engaging short stories to educational texts.

Live tutoring lessons

An additional opportunity available to Rosetta Stone for Schools users at a Gold license level is Rosetta Stone’s Live Tutoring. These sessions help students deepen their language learning through interactive tutoring sessions with native speakers, who model correct pronunciation and grammar, answer students’ questions, and provide feedback.

Each session is aligned to one of Rosetta Stone’s core lessons, which provides the perfect opportunity for students to put what they’ve just learned into practice. Students practice holding conversations and get personalized feedback.

Live Tutoring is fully immersive and students only speak in the target language, which helps students make progress more efficiently.

Learn more about Rosetta Stone for Schools

Rosetta Stone for Schools helps students build confidence in their target language while offering educators reporting tools that help them personalize learning.

Learn more about how you can use Rosetta Stone for Schools to support English language learners and world language students. Contact us today

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