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Rosetta Stone and HIAS today announced a new partnership that will make language learning software available to help in the refugee resettlement process and to encourage cross cultural exchanges between refugee populations and hosts who assist refugees. Rosetta Stone is providing 1,500 1-year licenses to HIAS’ affiliate network staff, resettled refugee populations, and volunteers.
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Rosetta Stone’s mobile app allows for on-the-go access to lessons and activities in 24 languages and will help refugees as they begin their new lives in new communities globally, as well as the volunteers and hosts who assist refugees in the resettlement process. As part of the donation, Rosetta Stone will provide HIAS employees with training on how to effectively administer language learning to users for maximum effectiveness.
“Rosetta Stone is honored to assist HIAS in the valuable work they do with refugees. We believe all people have the right to a better life, and for refugees, learning to speak the language where they are resettled plays a big role in that,” said
Resettlement is a viable option for less than one percent of the nearly 70 million people worldwide who were forced to flee their homelands due to persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, gender, or sexual orientation. In FY2019 the U.S. has only agreed to allow up to 30,000 refugees to enter through the US Refugee Admissions Program, but HIAS remains committed to helping as many people as it can. As the oldest resettlement organization in the world, HIAS has seen time and again that when refugees are provided with a welcoming environment and adequate support, they are tremendous assets to their neighborhoods and societies, boosting local economies and excelling at entrepreneurship.
“Using Rosetta Stone to help refugees acclimate and better navigate the resettlement process is both creative and smart,” said
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About Rosetta Stone
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone's literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com.
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Andrea Riggs Rosetta Stone Communicationsariggs@rosettastone.com 917-572-5555