Rosetta Stone opens regional office in Dubai
Dubai, March 12, 2013
Rosetta Stone, a global leader in online language-learning technology for schools, businesses and individuals, has announced the opening of its first Middle East office in Dubai.
Rosetta Stone’s new office opening is in line with Middle Eastern governments’ focus on developing and delivering leading edge education for their citizens.
“In addition to the Americas, Europe and Asia, our new Dubai office truly conveys our commitment to the Middle East’s innovative education initiatives,” remarked Donavan Whyte, the vice president of sales, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Rosetta Stone.
“Our investment is a testament to our confidence in the region and to our vision of being a critical partner in language education for governments, businesses and educational institutions that help drive some of the regions critical and most impactful education strategies,” he stated.
Already a recognized global leader in technology-based learning, and having collaborated with a number of institutions throughout the Middle East, Rosetta Stone has been meeting the language-learning needs of schools and organizations since 1992.
More than 8,000 corporations, 9,000 public and non-profit agencies, 20,000 educational institutions and millions of learners worldwide can attest to Rosetta Stone’s ability to transcend borders and provide tools to build meaningful relationships and engage today’s digital students, said Whyte.
The World Bank Reported early last month that public expenditure on education in the region stands at 18.6 per cent of total government spending compared to the world average of 14.2 per cent which the value local governments place on education.
In the UAE, the government launched its Smart Learning Initiative, which aims to modify the current public school system by introducing ‘smart classes’ where each student will be provided with an electronic tablet and access to high speed 4G networks.
In Jordan, according to the Ministry of Higher Education, during the last two decades, the educational sector witnessed significant development and progress evidenced by the increasing number of institutions of higher education, enrolled students, faculty members, administrative and academic members and most notably, the size of expenditures and the financial government support to higher education.
“From over 20 years experience we know that language education changes people’s lives and we look forward to sharing that knowledge with our Middle Eastern clients and partners,” said Whyte.
“The World Bank Report findings underscore the region’s focus on cultivating its citizens to ultimately develop a workforce that will compete in the global economy with solid skills and language knowledge is integral to that vision,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service