Rosetta Stone Launches New Program Empowering Emergent Bilinguals in Grades K-6 to Acquire Higher Language Proficiency Levels of English

Rosetta Stone | August 12, 2020

According to the National Education Association, in five years, Emergent Bilinguals, also known as English Learners, will make up nearly 25% of the total K–12 population in U.S. public schools. But many educators may not have sufficient time, knowledge, or resources to provide the necessary amount of differentiated, personalized instruction required to help all their Emergent Bilinguals thrive. To help support these learners, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) has developed Rosetta Stone® English for grades K–6. The new adaptive blended learning speaking and listening program supports young Emergent Bilinguals as they build the linguistic competence and confidence needed for academic success.

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