Arlington, VA, June 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) today announced the debut of its newly revamped flagship mobile app—Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone—that will enrich the learner’s experience and help get them talking in a new language right from the first lesson. This update marks a significant refresh to this product, as well as the return to using native code for iOS, allowing for more flexibility for future development of features that address the needs of passionate language learners. For learners engaging with Rosetta Stone for the first time, the new iOS app gives them access to the first lesson in any language of their choice at no cost, allowing them to experience the quality and value of Rosetta Stone before making a purchase.
“It’s not just about helping people learn, it’s about getting them talking in their new language right from the beginning,” said Philip Dunne, Senior Vice President of Rosetta Stone’s Consumer division. “By letting new users try their first lesson for free, we hope to help them take that first step towards reaching their language goals and show them just how possible it is.”
Delivering optimized, best-in-class mobile offerings has been a primary focus for Rosetta Stone in recent years as the recognized leader in digital language learning has moved to transition its products to SaaS-based offerings. With this latest update, users will immediately notice a complete overhaul of the visual style of the program and a more intuitive journey through the language learning experience. Among the many improvements to the app, learners will encounter a new and improved user interface that is aesthetically engaging and data driven. Users will also now be able to see estimated lesson lengths and scores upfront, an improved offline mode, a cleaner speech settings layout and a new direct feedback feature for learners to connect more directly with the Rosetta Stone team.
Rosetta Stone pioneered language learning through technology and for more than 20 years, it has delivered the most effective digital language programs in the market. Through its proprietary speech-recognition technology, Rosetta Stone helps users improve language skills effectively and teaches them how to speak correctly right from the start. The Company’s suite of mobile apps offer a complete digital solution that extends the user’s experience beyond their computer. Learners can choose from 24 languages offered to mobile customers and learn on-the-go, automatically syncing progress across all devices, whether mobile or desktop. Learning a new language with Rosetta Stone also gives users access to a language learning community, with live tutoring sessions where they can practice speaking with native speakers.
In addition to all iOS mobile devices, the Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone app is also available on a host of Android devices via Google Play, Amazon Kindle devices and B&N Nook. For more information on Rosetta Stone language learning programs, visit www.rosettastone.com. To download the new Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone app in iOS, visit the apple app store or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-languages-rosetta-stone/id435588892?mt=8.
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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 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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