FIVB and Rosetta Stone celebrate successful partnership at Volleyball House


FIVB Director of Sponsorship Mario Medeiros (left) with Judy Verses President of Rosetta Stone, Miguelina Muniz Director of Global Partnerships Rosetta Stone and Wagner Nolasco, President of Group Fortress.

Rio de Janeiro, August 6, 2016 – The FIVB today welcomed global education technology software company Rosetta Stone to the FIVB Volleyball House, in a meeting marking the successful partnership between the two organisations.

The FIVB is committed to making volleyball the number one family sport entertainment in the world and its partnership with Rosetta Stone is a key part of this vision.  Rosetta Stone is a world leader in language learning and the company has helped revolutionise the on court communication at matches since it became the official language-learning partner of the FIVB in October 2014. 

So far, Rosetta Stone has provided 5,000 referees and officials access to its programmes worldwide, helping to facilitate communication on a global scale and ensuring that language barriers are not an issue on the volleyball and beach volleyball courts at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  

Judy Verses President of Rosetta Stone (left), Wagner Nolasco President of Group Fortress and Miguelina Muniz Director of Global Partnerships Rosetta Stone (right) taking in the atmosphere of the Volleyball House

FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça said:  "Effective communication among our officials is fundamental to the success of the sport. 

“The training programmes should not only teach officials to understand and speak the language, but also to adapt it to the reality of the sport - respecting its specific features and rules. Linguistic diversity has a significant impact on how matches are played now."

President of Global Enterprise & Education at Rosetta Stone Judy Verses said: “Our partnership with the FIVB has been a great way to be a language learning provider to the referees to make sure they all speak a common language.”

“I have been so impressed by every single FIVB event.  The FIVB has shown great commitment to us as a partner and have really worked hard to create more than just a brand partnership but to enable us to be more successful in markets together.  It’s been an outstanding partnership and has been so rewarding to see the impact that our language learning programs have had on the FIVB and we look forward to continued success.”

The Rosetta Stone delegation had the opportunity to test out some of the FIVB's new technology for themselves

Communicating across borders

Founded in 1992, the U.S.-based Rosetta Stone has created language learning programs that have become renowned for their effectiveness and breadth of instruction. With the development of new technologies over the years, new tools and methodologies have been developed, including e-learning and a complete mobile experience. The services are geared for both implementation in schools and for higher education institutions, as well as the public and business sector. Customization of courses is available to meet the most diverse demands. This versatility also contributed to the FIVB’s decision to team up with Rosetta Stone, since the language training of referees relies on specifics of the profession and more detail of the content covered. 
For more information on how to obtain Rosetta Stone language learning, contact RSBR Education Solutions, the official distributor of Corporate and Higher Education programs in Brazil at or IBEP Idiomas, the official distributor for K12 Education solutions, at

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