ARLINGTON, VA, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In today’s competitive global marketplace, tackling complex business issues requires the ability to communicate across many languages and cultures. To address the diverse language-learning needs in the workplace, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) today announced the launch of its new Catalyst™ solution. This is Rosetta Stone’s most extensive solution to date made to meet the needs of today’s businesses by breaking down the barriers of language to drive business performance.
Catalyst features a new comprehensive learner assessment to identify language-training needs for every employee, targeted learning paths in 24 languages, and rich audio and visual content that covers everything from navigating foreign travel to making business presentations. In addition to lessons and activities that increase learner engagement, employees also have unlimited access to live online tutoring sessions with native speakers to get them speaking in their new language proficiently.
“Global leaders recognize the importance of language proficiency in the workplace, but often have difficulty finding one solution and provider that can support their diverse language learning needs,” said John Hass, CEO, Rosetta Stone. “With Catalyst, not only can we identify the diverse language learning needs of a business with our assessment tool, we’re also able to deliver industry and job specific content with one solution. That’s a game changer.”
Catalyst utilizes Rosetta Stone’s patented speech recognition technology and industry-leading mobile apps, allowing customers to learn on-the-go. Progress tests to demonstrate proficiency gains and a robust reporting suite help administrators with program management and return on investment calculation.
As part of a beta test, Catalyst was introduced to a select number of Rosetta Stone Business clients and prospects in December of 2015, and to date, more than a thousand learners from companies including Citi Corp., Dana Corp., Experian, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), and Grupo Bimbo have been actively engaged in language learning through Catalyst. BASF Corporation, a global company creating chemistry for a sustainable future, has already signed on to provide Catalyst to its employees.
“Our employees’ response to Catalyst has been very positive,” said Doug Couturier, Manager of Global Talent Management at Dana Holdings Corporation. “They point to the variety of content, ability to choose topics most valuable to them, and feedback from native speakers as some of the key strengths of their Catalyst experience. The degree of flexibility and personalization Catalyst provides is important to our company, since we are a global organization made up of employees with very different learning needs that we must satisfy in a simple, but effective, solution.”
A recognized world leader in technology-based learning solutions, Rosetta Stone has worked with more than 20,000 businesses around the world for more than 24 years to implement robust language training programs. Additional information on Catalyst can be found online at www.rosettastone.com/business.
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About Rosetta Stone
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 designers to 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.
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