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DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name ROSETTA STONE INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001351285  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   22,861,920
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false