EdTech platform IXL Learning Acquires Rosetta Stone

March 17, 2021

IXL Learning, developer of personalized learning products used by more than 12 million students, announced that it has acquired Rosetta Stone, the leader in technology-based language education.

EdTech platform IXL Learning Acquires Rosetta Stone

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone empowers more than one million people in 150 countries to read, write and speak 30 languages with confidence. Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® learning method uses deeply engaging, real-world scenarios to help users develop fluency, and TruAccent® speech recognition leverages machine learning to perfect students’ accents. The company also offers Coaching and Live Lessons, which virtually connect learners with native speakers to practice their pronunciation and grammar skills, receive positive reinforcement and build confidence in speaking.

Language learners can hone their skills with interactive lessons anytime, anywhere on Rosetta Stone’s award-winning mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. With the Phrasebook feature, students are able to learn common expressions pronounced by a native speaker and access an entire library of audio lessons within the app.

Schools and businesses have also turned to Rosetta Stone to prepare students and employees for success in multicultural environments. Rosetta Stone empowers educators to enhance academic outcomes with programs aligned to state language proficiency standards. Additionally, the company serves more than 2,000 leading brands—including Uber, GM and Twitter—with training tools that immerse employees in new languages.

“I firmly believe in learning languages.  It’s the most direct route towards communicating with a wider range of people, developing a life-long appreciation for other cultures and preparing ourselves for an increasingly interconnected society,” said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning. “The acquisition of Rosetta Stone’s iconic brand greatly accelerates our efforts to teach languages to learners from all walks of life.”

“Rosetta Stone has worked tirelessly throughout the past 30 years to build a world-class company, and it’s time to take the next bold step towards transforming how people learn new languages,” said Matt Hulett, President of Rosetta Stone. “Joining IXL will allow Rosetta Stone to leverage our combined resources and make an even greater impact as people pursue language learning in record numbers.”

Rosetta Stone is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and has offices globally.