New study reveals 94% of leaders see an advantage in using e-learning to improve language skills in their organisations

There are compelling reasons for businesses to turn to e-learning to improve their employees language skills, according to a recent Rosetta Stone survey.

The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Rosetta Stone, polled business decision makers in the UK and Germany and revealed that 94% report at least one advantage of using e-learning for language training. The advantages considered were lower cost, faster delivery, a reduction in travel time and costs, and more effective learning.

Two thirds of executives (66%) also agreed the future of language training lies in e-learning and 40% say they believe it is a more effective way of learning. 82% are using hybrid training models within their organisation. The fact that 63% say employees need to improve their language skills lets us believe the current models do not work effectively. Donavan Whyte, VP Enterprise & Education EMEA at Rosetta Stone, commented: Business leaders agree that they need to improve the level of language skills amongst their employees. Language learners need a consistent method of training that takes them from beginner right through advanced and which is flexible enough to deliver course content to match individual need.

The new Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite has been specifically designed to help meet this gap in the market. Europes five largest companies are using Rosetta Stone solutions to deliver effective language training to their employees. Other key findings of the survey were: 86% of executives say they would consider an e-learning platform for language learning in the future.

Respondents who currently offer language training through e-learning say the key factors in their decision to choose the method were: the speed at which training can be delivered (67%), availability of courses (47%) and the cost of training (46%) • Respondents in more globally dispersed organisations are more likely to value a standard, consistent tool for e-learning, compared to organisations with fewer offices. Respondents in dispersed organisations say they use e-learning because it provides the ability to deliver training faster (68% vs. 49%).

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