Rosetta Stone Partners with IRAP on Language Learning Tools for Refugees
Rosetta Stone is offering free subscriptions to the global staff and clients of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). The donated subscriptions will provide lifetime access to all 25 languages on Rosetta Stone to help refugees better navigate the resettlement process, communicate with IRAP staff, and acclimate to their new homes.
Rosetta Stone has supported IRAP's staff since 2018.
IRAP and its clients now have access to Rosetta Stone's immersive lessons in 25 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, and Arabic. Through Rosetta Stone, learners practice new languages in an immersive environment. Lessons are filled with real-world images and audio from native speakers. Additionally, the TruAccent speech engine compares the learner to native speakers and gives immediate feedback on pronunciation. Rosetta Stone can be accessed online or through its mobile app.
"Rosetta Stone is an important professional development resource for our team and organization," said IRAP Policy Director Sunil Varghese in a statement. "IRAP works with refugees and partner organizations from around the world, and language capacity is a key component to our success. As global advocates for refugee rights and students of various languages, we appreciate Rosetta Stone's generosity to our organization and our clients."
"Refugees face arduous journeys through complex legal systems in unfamiliar languages. IRAP's mission to provide displaced persons with legal resources to navigate these systems is both vital and admirable," said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning, Rosetta Stone's parent company, in a statement. "The renewed partnership underscores our commitment toward using education as an instrument of empowerment and removing language barriers so that refugees can build new futures."
Rosetta Stone also recently renewed its partnership with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to continue providing its platform free of charge to assist the nonprofit's relief efforts.