This project is closed now. The winners have been chosen. Please read here to find out more about the winning schools. Congratulations!
Expand your horizons with a new language
Rosetta Stone believes that anyone at any age can learn to speak a new language as naturally as they learnt their first. Results from a Rosetta Stone survey in the UK revealed that six in ten respondents think that languages are not given enough significance in education, with almost 75% of people admitting they regret not placing more importance on language learning when they were younger.
Giving students the opportunity to explore a language when they are young will not only increase the understanding of other cultures, but also open the door to new opportunities when older, be it when travelling or applying for the first internship abroad.
Later on in life, many of today’s students will find themselves in a multilingual workforce, in an organisation looking to expand, or on a work placement in another country. This is when language skills will make the difference. At the same time, organisations with a high degree of multilingualism—not to mention an understanding of and respect for other cultures—will increase efficiency, productivity, and customer service. We want to give young people the opportunity to become part of a successful, multilingual workforce, and show new ways of development thanks to their investment in language skills.
What is the #languages4schools project?
The #languages4schools project was primarily initiated for year-7 students in UK secondary schools. The competition for schools runs from July to September 2013. This is how it works:
1. Inner-city schools in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow tell us why
primarily their year-7 students should benefit from a FREE language-learning solution for a
2. Language enthusiasts, who buy a new language on RosettaStone.co.uk in the period of July
to September, automatically contribute six tokens that go into the #languages4schools pot. Want to
contribute now? Go here.
3. By September 26, the European Day of Languages, it is our aim to collect 26,000 tokens.
This would give 30 students in ten schools in five UK cities, or a total of 300 students, the
opportunity to learn a new language.
4. Students at the winning schools can start learning a new language from October 2013 for
one year and can talk about their language-learning success on our blog.
For secondary schools in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow:
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)