Rosetta Stone Inc. announced today the creation of the Rosetta Stone® English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom Innovators Contest, recognizing ESL teachers who have introduced forward-thinking practices and technology into their curriculum. Principals and school administrators are encouraged to nominate an ESL teacher in their school by describing in 500 words or less how the teacher innovated in the classroom with technology.

The winning teacher will receive a $500 gift card and the newest innovative solution – Rosetta Stone® Version 4 TOTALe™ – in the language of their choice. The school with the winning teacher will also receive three additional subscriptions to Version 4 TOTALe for professional development. From developing a strong language-learning foundation to building confidence and strengthening conversation skills, Version 4 TOTALe combines learning in the award-winning Rosetta Course with practice in Rosetta Studio with a native speaking Studio Coach and play in the Rosetta World community to create a comprehensive, powerful, interactive environment for higher education.

Entries for consideration in the Rosetta Stone ESL Classroom Innovators Contest 2011 will be accepted from January 3, 2011 to February 2, 2011. Rules and submission guidelines are available at RosettaStone.com/ESLTeachers. A winner will be announced at the annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference on March 16, 2011.

For more information please visit pr.RosettaStone.com.