ARLINGTON, VA(June 11, 2015) — In an effort to further World Language education for students, Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) and Calvert Education Services have entered into a partnership that will give high school students the opportunity to earn course credit through a new virtual world language program. This rigorous offering, Calvert Advantage, pairs Rosetta Stone’s renowned language learning program with the vocabulary, grammar and literature components of Calvert Education’s virtual courses.
All courses are built (module/unit/lesson) using Bloom’s Taxonomy and meet the highest national standards, including iNACOL and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students receiving instruction from a certified teacher in an accredited institution are eligible to receive course credits through completion of the program.
“It’s critical that we help prepare students to join an increasingly global workforce in which language proficiency will play a key role in their success,” said Judy Verses, President of Rosetta Stone’s Global Enterprise & Education division. “Our partnership with Calvert is particularly significant because it not only complements our already effective digital language learning solutions, but it provides schools with a new blended learning option to enable students to graduate with foreign language credits.”
"Language is a terrific way to tap into the power of virtual and blended learning. We are pleased that Rosetta Stone chose to partner with Calvert in offering this compelling program." said Steve Gross, CEO of Calvert Education Services.
School districts can choose from Spanish I, II and III and French I for the upcoming school year (2015-2016), with the addition of Spanish IV and French II planned for implement-ation in the 2016-2017 school year. Calvert Advantage will engage students with advanced instruction and practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Three levels of instruction support blended-learning environments, traditional classrooms and stand-alone courses.
Additional information about Rosetta Stone’s education offerings can be found online at www.rosettastone.com/k12.
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About Rosetta Stone Inc.
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning and is widely recognized today as the industry leader in providing effective language programs. The company’s cloud-based programs allow users to learn online or on-the-go via tablet or smartphone, whether in a classroom, in a corporate setting, or in a personal learning environment. Rosetta Stone is also a leader in the literacy education space, helping millions of students build fundamental reading skills through its Lexia Learning division. Additionally, the company's Fit Brains business offers personalized brain training programs developed by neuroscientists and award-winning game designersto be fun and help keep your brain sharp.
Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices and operations around the world. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com. “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.
About Calvert Education
Calvert Education has been the trusted leader in distance learning for over a century. It serves schools and students in all 50 states and over 100 countries. Calvert programs represent complete experiences that blend online and offline learning, offering students the opportunity to acquire global skills. Students learn how to use their knowledge and skills by thinking critically and creatively, reasoning logically, and working cooperatively—skills that are needed in a global society.