#languages4schools 2013 – Champions programme

#l4sChampionsIn 2013 10 secondary schools won 300 language-learning licenses for their students all over England thanks to our customers!

Language teachers took part in the #languages4schools competition to give young people at their school the opportunity to invest extra time in their language skills. In occasion of the European Day of Languages, Rosetta Stone announced the winning schools in Leeds, Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester.

However, 300 young people have not only have access to the Rosetta Stone programme in their language of choice for a whole year;

300 young people have not only have access to the Rosetta Stone programme in their language of choice for a whole year; to help support the students throughout the next 12 months, a number of our Rosetta Stone staff  have volunteered to work directly with the winning schools to promote languages and provide students with insight into how languages can help them progress in the future in all aspects of business, from Marketing, Legal, Sales and Retail:

The #l4s Champions will explore ideas on how to increase the fun when learning languages, talk about how language skills impacted on their lives, and will share stories from different cultures and countries to inspire the young people and show the long-term benefit of language skills.

Shirley Marguerite, Marketing Director Europe, explains why she is particularly interested in working with young people: “I was born in the Seychelles and moved to London at a young age, it is important for me to improve my French to connect with my heritage and also to support my young daughter in her learning as well”

Alex Pierce, Retails Operations Specialist, says: “I lived and worked abround in Paris, France and Madrid, Spain. In France I was studying French and teaching English to French students and in Spain I looked after two Spanish children teaching them English.”

Rebecca O’Shea, Legal Enforcement officer, looks forward to work with her school to explain why languages matter in her job: “I work in the Legal and Enforcement Department in Rosetta Stone, helping with company contracts and legal advice and investigating ‘Rosetta Stone pirates’.”

Stay tuned and read here soon, how 300 students across England with the #l4s Champions at Rosetta Stone explore the world of languages together.