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Rosetta Stone Wins Multiple Awards for Innovation and Excellence.

Leading Language-Learning Solution Honored with Awards Including 2009 CODiE Corporate Achievement Award

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone: see under Rosetta.
Rosetta Stone

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 Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today that Rosetta Stone has received five awards in the last month recognizing the company's interactive program, innovation and leadership. Among the awards received by Rosetta Stone are the CODiE Corporate Achievement Award, Shenandoah Valley Shenandoah valley, part of the Great Valley of the Appalachians, c.150 mi (240 km) long, N Va., located between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny mts. The valley is divided into two parts by Massanutten Mt., a ridge c.45 mi (70 km) long and c.3,000 ft (915 m) high.  Technology Council's High Tech Company Award, The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, iParenting Media's Excellent Product of 2009 and Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association, Washington, DC, www.siia.net) A trade organization devoted to the health and welfare of the software and digital content industry by providing support in government relations, business development, education and intellectual property ) recognized Rosetta Stone with the CODiE Corporate Achievement Award, which honors the company that demonstrated extraordinary innovation and leadership, and excelled in supporting the growth of the information technology industry in 2008. The CODiE Awards program is the only peer-recognized awards program of its kind to celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information, and education technology industries. Rosetta Stone was previously honored with two CODiE Awards in 2008 for Best Corporate Learning Solution and Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas.

Rosetta Stone was also named the 2009 High Tech Company by the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC SVTC Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
SVTC Secure Video Teleconference
). Each year the SVTC recognizes and celebrates the achievements of technology firms and organizations in the Shenandoah Valley. The High Tech Company Award honors the company whose growth, accomplishments or prospects represent a significant technological contribution to the region.

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized by these organizations and receive these awards," said Tom Adams “Tom Adams” redirects here. For other people known as Tom Adams, see Tom Adams (disambiguation).

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, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Rosetta Stone. "We're thrilled that both our company and our innovative and immersive language-learning solution are being honored for helping to change the way the world learns languages."

The Rosetta Stone solution has also been honored by The National Parenting Center, iParenting Media and the Children's Technology Review. Rosetta Stone Personal Edition Version 3 received The National Parenting Center (TNPC TNPC Taiwanese New PC Consortium
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) Seal of Approval. The product was recognized by parents and children as one the most innovative and useful products for language learning. From educational and entertainment products and equipment to travel destinations, the consumer oriented o·ri·ent  
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a. The luster characteristic of a pearl of high quality.

b. A pearl having exceptional luster.

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 testing process solicits evaluations from parents and their children.

Rosetta Stone Version 3 Personal Edition was named an iParenting Media Excellent Product of 2009 in the Software category. iParenting.com, an online community for parents and parents-to-be, evaluates and tests products and services and honors the best in the marketplace. Italian Level 1 of Rosetta Stone Version 3 Personal Edition received the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award, which is given to the highest quality children's products in the interactive media category.

For more information please visit http://pr.rosettastone.com.

The Rosetta Stone Approach to Language Learning

With its proven method, innovative and versatile instruction, and clever, easy-to-use program, Rosetta Stone creates an effective and engaging learning environment. Language learners develop everyday proficiency naturally, the same way people learn their first language.

The Rosetta Stone Dynamic Immersion immersion /im·mer·sion/ (i-mer´zhun)
1. the plunging of a body into a liquid.

2. the use of the microscope with the object and object glass both covered with a liquid.
[R] method immediately teaches learners to think in a new language by connecting words with vivid imagery in real-life contexts to convey meaning. Learners become proficient pro·fi·cient  
adj.
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.

n.
An expert; an adept.
 in understanding the new language by deriving meaning from relevant context and through exposure to native speakers. They acquire reading and writing skills by associating letters and words with their new sound and meanings, and life-like simulations provide the context learners need to produce completely new language. In addition, learners are tested on new language knowledge at optimal intervals to ensure efficient retention, and instant feedback is provided within a carefully sequenced structure to ensure learning success.

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone offers an interactive solution that is acclaimed for its speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, the Rosetta Stone language-learning solution is used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive in·stinc·tive  
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct.

2. Arising from impulse; spontaneous and unthinking: an instinctive mistrust of bureaucrats.
, and that interactive technology can replicate rep·li·cate
v.
1. To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat.

2. To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of genetic material, a cell, or an organism.

n.
A repetition of an experiment or a procedure.
 and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit www.RosettaStone.com.

"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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