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Gatwick Airport Selects Rosetta Stone Language-Learning Solution as Newest Employee Development Tool

Gatwick Executives Announce Rosetta Stone Partnership at Union Open Learning Days

2011 March, 21

Rosetta Stone®, a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, and Gatwick Airport, the UK's second largest airport and the busiest single-runway airport in the world today announced a partnership to bring innovative language-learning technology to the airport's staff.

On 22 March 2012 at Union Open Learning Days, Gatwick Airport will sign the airport's firstever learning agreement, setting up a joint venture with Unite, Britain's largest trade union, to deliver the training.

Gatwick's customer service staff, security officers, first aid providers and the fire service will learn with Rosetta Stone Enterprise TOTALe, the comprehensive language-learning experience combining the proven Rosetta COURSe® software with Rosetta STUDIo® practice sessions and the Rosetta WORLd® online community.

  • Rosetta COURSe. Where learners develop a foundation of language, build a
  • vocabulary and are encouraged to speak correctly.
  • Rosetta STUDIo. Where learners sharpen their skills online through live, 50-minute sessions led by tutors who are native speakers.
  • Rosetta WORLd. Where learners connect with others in an online community to explore language through fun games and other inspiring activities.
  • Rosetta Stone Manager. Empowering organisations to track learners' progress with customised reports, helping to ensure the defined language-learning objectives are met.

Tina Oakley, HR Director at Gatwick Airport. "Our priority is to deliver the best end-to-end passenger experience through the airport and make Gatwick London's airport of choice. Passengers will judge their experience of Gatwick not just on the quality of the airport facilities but also on the friendliness and helpfulness of our staff. That is why we are pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to encourage language learning amongst our staff."

"We are thrilled to be a part of Gatwick's journey toward developing its multilingual workforce to better serve their global customers," said Judy Verses, President Global Institutional Business, Rosetta Stone. "Our partnership with Gatwick Airport Ltd. extends beyond our proven TOTALe product. We will work closely with Gatwick to ensure a successful rollout and adoption of the solution, as a true partner should."

For more information, please visit www.RosettaStone.co.uk/enterprise, call 0800 005 1332 or email learn@RosettaStone.com.

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About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions and cutting-edge technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone's proprietary learning techniques are acclaimed for the power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. The company offers many languages, from the most commonly spoken, like English, Mandarin and Spanish, to the less widely used, like Swahili and Tagalog. Rosetta Stone solutions are used by schools, businesses, global organisations, and millions of individuals in more than 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, VA. For more information, visit www.RosettaStone.co.uk/enterprise.

About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is the UK's second largest airport and the busiest single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 200 destinations (more than any other UK airport) in 90 countries for around 33 million passengers a year on short- and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 23,000 on-airport jobs and a further 13,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the award winning Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the majority shareholder. For more information, please visit www.GatwickAirport.com.

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

Media Contact:
Agne Liutkeviciute
UK PR Executive
Email: aliutkeviciute@rosettastone.com
Phone: +44 20 7492 9045 

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