Language Development Initiative

In an effort to greater equip students with marketable language skills, the Global Initiatives Office has engaged in a first of its kind initiative with Rosetta Stone. Members of the Hofstra Law community can sign up to participate in a fully online language development resource run in partnership with Rosetta Stone.

The initiative has many levels of language development and emphasizes reading, writing, speaking and listening. The resource is good for people just beginning to learn a language as well as those with more advanced skills who want to practice.

You can select one language from the following: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English (British), English (American), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin American), Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

If you are interested in learning a new language through this initiative, please send an email to with a brief statement of interest and your resume or CV. A limited number of students will be selected, but the office maintains a waiting list.

Students selected to participate must actively use the resource and should inform the Global Initiatives Office if they decide to no longer engage in language development. Users who do not log on to the system in a 20-day period will have their service transferred to another interested person.

Download the Application (PDF)