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Investing in English Language Learning (ELL)

March 19, 2014, Sheerin Vesin -

According to the most recent release from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 16% of the United States workforce was comprised of foreign-born persons – that’s a total of 25 million people. The share of the US labor force that is foreign born has grown by 49% in the last 16 years. Furthermore, the World Trade Organization estimated that 70% of the Global 1000 workforce is made up of non-native English speakers.

This recent Rosetta Stone infographic illustrates the reasons why organizations use ELL, the most common challenges encountered as well the results.

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As English is generally accepted as the language of global business, the need for English language training has never been greater than it is today. An organization’s ability to effectively communicate impacts its collaboration, productivity, innovation and customer service. Similarly, the ability to provide meaningful English training to employees affects the talent pool to which an enterprise has access in a competitive global business landscape. 


Sheerin Vesin is the Corporate Marketing Manager with Rosetta Stone, a member of the Saba Content Connect program and an Exhibitor at @Work2014. Its cutting-edge Technology has changed the way millions of people learn languages online (up to 30 languages from English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Mandarin, to less prominent options including Swahili and Swedish).


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