English Language Learners do not succeed at the same rate as their English-speaking peers. The impact is felt throughout the country: not only does it affect students, their families and their schools, it affects our communities. As the number of ELLs grows rapidly, the challenges increase. Today, a full 9 percent of this country’s population is not English proficient, and 11 percent of our K–12 students are considered English Language Learners.
Learn what districts can do to close this achievement gap in this infographic that paints the big picture.
Bernadette Musetti, Associate Professor of Liberal Studies at Loyola Marymount University has devoted most of her career to learning about and creating more equity and access in education for students whose primary language is other than English. In this white paper, she discusses how we can leverage technology to support ELL students and families for success.
Foodservice managers who have lingering doubts about investing in on-site
language training should consider this:
By 2027, over one million new jobs are expected to be added to the restaurant
According to the National Restaurant Association, “All of this means that
foreign-born employees will be increasingly important to the restaurant
industry’s ability to expand and create jobs in the years ahead.”38
For foodservice operators and managers who want to plan for their future now,
the question is obvious: What’s the best way to address these issues?
Rosetta Stone can provide some answers.
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Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
A user initiates the call and selects the source language, such as Spanish. (In this example, assume that the target language is set to English.) As the user is talking to the support representative, the audio is converted to text using the Speech to Text service. Then using Language Translator, the text is translated to English.
English language text is then sent to the Text to Speech service as input. The output audio message is what the support representative hears. All of this happens in near real time. The text from Speech to Text and the Language Translator service also can be stored in a database for analytics. The same process is repeated in reverse for the audio message sent by support personnel.
Delivering high-quality services with greater speed and efficiency is one of the greatest pressures facing your information technology (IT) infrastructure. The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success. Traditional, siloed IT infrastructures are often too labor intensive, inefficient, and slow to overcome these challenges. Organizations need a converged, cloud-ready, software defined infrastructure to help them meet the evolving demands of their business.
The HP Flex-Bundles for SMB with SQL Server 2014 were created to include everything that a business needs to easily build a new environment or upgrade an existing one. The following sections cover the server, storage, networking and services building blocks that make up these pre-defined configurations.
HP Flex-Bundles are built on the HP ProLiant servers that include some of the latest and most powerful Intel processors. In designing the latest generation of the HP ProLiant server families, HP wanted to not only draw on 24 years of server experience, but also gain from the depth of knowledge and insight from customers.
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In global, multicultural organisations, simply expecting all employees to speak one common language, such as English, marginalises the potential impact of international talent and leaves monolingual staff ill-equipped to help the organisation compete effectively in a globalised environment.
English Classes are now required starting as early as Kindergarten in many countries. And according to one statistic, one out of every four people speaks English at what could be considered usable level.
Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve mobility and BYOD demands. Though traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, isn’t it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services can be most compatible, agencies can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions. See the tradeoffs in plain English, and learn why more agencies are taking notice to emerging cloud technologies through this exclusive executive summary.
Virtually all growth in the U.S. Labor force in the next four decades is expected to come from immigrants and their children. With this growth comes the need for manufacturers to enable their workforce to communicate more effectively. In order to increase productivity and reduce safety incidents, manufacturers are implementing English language learning programs.
In global, multicultural organizations, simply expecting all employees to speak one common language, such as English, marginalizes the potential impact of international talent and leaves monolingual staff ill-equipped to help the organization compete effectively in a globalized environment.
In an increasingly global economy, U.S. companies will perform better by hiring individuals who can communicate in foreign languages and helping current employees develop language skills. Forbes Insights, in conjunction with Rosetta Stone, surveyed more than 100 executives at large U.S. businesses (annual revenues of more than $500 million) and found that language barriers have a broad and pervasive impact on business operations. The survey found that foreign language skills will be even more vital in the future and that language abilities can help executives advance their careers, speed overseas expansion, and boost corporate—as well as personal—success.
English Language Learners (ELLs), are a vastly diverse group of approximately 5 million students who speak a primary language other than English and who are not yet proficient in English, which is a second or additional language for them. In order to keep up with their native English speaking peers, ELLs need more instructional time and specialized instruction, including specially designed material and state-of-the-art educational tools to accelerate their learning.
The Business English Index was launched to track the competency across companies, industries and geographies in business communications using English. To read more about the metrics and BEI score across countries and industries, read this whitepaper
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your company¹s productivity and profits.
As more organizations engage in global business, English has become critical to their success. Research shows that 92% of global employees say that English is required to do their jobs, yet only 7% think their Business English is strong enough for work in global business. Read the white paper now to learn how you can improve your employees' Business English skills so that your organization can achieve its operational and financial goals.
English is the language of business in today's global economy, which both simplifies and complicates your business: For example, most (up to 70%) Forbes Global 2000 employees aren't native English speakers, and as few as 7% say they have the Business English skills required to do their jobs effectively. Read the Buyer's Guide to see how you can provide the training your employees need to develop ready-to-use Business English skills and how GlobalEnglish can help.
The global economy grows more interdependent and interconnected by the day, and recent research by GlobalEnglish, the leading provider of on-demand Business English communication software to the world's top companies, affirms the trend. Two recent groundbreaking studies - the 2013 Business English Index (BEI) and the Globalization of English (GOE) report - confirm the primacy of Business English as the de facto language of business. Download this report to learn how BEI allows corporate leaders to benchmark their workforce's skills against peers and competitors.
This BI guide has 10 real-life business scenarios that will elicit your business intelligence requirements in plain English. Key stakeholders and executive sponsors will get an easy-to-digest view of business intelligence requirements without getting into the details.
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