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Edition: Mon, January 23, 2006
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Critical foreign language capability and skills are increasingly important to our Army. Rosetta Stone provides the Army with an immediate, interactive language training tool to train our Soldiers, leaders and civilians for operational deployments and professional development.

Brigadier General James M. Milano
Director of Training, Army G-3/5/7

TODAY'S FOCUS

Rosetta Stone Foreign Language Training

The Army recently entered into a contract agreement with Fairfield Language Technologies to provide Rosetta Stone® foreign-language training, at no cost, to all active Army, National Guard, Reservists and Department of the Army civilians worldwide via the Army e-Learning portal on the Army Knowledge Online (AKO).

The objective of this training tool is to develop a force capable of engaging in basic communications with the populace in the area deployed - and with coalition partners. Rosetta Stone® online training is an immediate, cost effective way to provide a training capability across the force, and is an excellent tool for units preparing to deploy and Soldiers preparing to fill billets outside the United States.

The Army has had much success with Rosetta Stone® on Army e-Learning. More than 12,000 Soldiers and Army civilians have used the online training since it became available on November 7, 2005. The top five courses accessed are: Spanish (Lat Am); German; Arabic; French and Italian.

- Free state-of-the-art language courses through Army e-Learning, include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, English, French, Farsi (Persian), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh.

- Each user must have an AKO account to register for Army e-Learning.

- To access Army e-Learning, visit AKO at www.us.army.mil and select "My Education" and click Rosetta Stone. If you are already registered for the Army e-Learning, logon and access the Rosetta Stone® courses or select Register to obtain your e.Learning password. All course completions are posted to individual ATRRS records

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