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The Global Leader In Modern Language Labs And Language Teaching Software
The Global Leader In Modern Language Labs And Language Teaching Software


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The Sanako Study range of language laboratories can benefit teaching languages for your and learning for your students!

Watch our new video to see how:

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New on Tea and Teaching - Film classifications and your language lessons. Are all foreign language films appropriate for your language class?

Join the debate

#languages   #langchat   #languageteaching   #filmclassification  

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Endangered Global Languages are a problem we are facing today more than ever. But what can we do to save them?

Read more on Tea and Teaching - the blog for language teachers from Sanako

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Holliston, MA Public Schools:

No other digital environment provides students with the just-in-time learning opportunities afforded by a Sanako language lab in which they may perform both formative and summative assessment measures.
- Terry Caccavale, K-12 Foreign Language Specialist

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 The Sanako Lab 100 is an effective digital language laboratory that does not require PCs or a computer classroom!

Find out more at

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Now on Sanako's Tea and Teaching blog - six types of assessment of learning! 

How do you test your pupils and students? Do you believe in testing at all?

We discuss the benefits of testing in language learning!

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New from Tea and Teaching - Do you need Language Teaching resources? 
Whatever language you teach, find great content, inspiration and ideas on The LanguagePoint.

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Are you interested in training to help further your language teaching and get inspiration for your language lessons?

Whether you teach English, German, French, Spanish, Elvish or Klingon, you can attend the FREE CPD event at Tonbridge School, Kent on 26th February 2015.

To register your interest or to request an agenda, please email

Why use a language lab in language teaching?
In an average foreign-language class, all students combined speak only 23,5% of the class time (DESI 2006, pg. 48-49).
In a 45-minute long class 23,5% equals approximately 10 ½ minutes. As this number is the speaking time of all students put together, the time each student gets to practice speaking becomes less as class size is increased.
How much speaking practice each student gets during a 45-minute foreign-language class, depending on class size:

10 student class
30 student class
Traditional classroom
~1 minute
~21 seconds
Classroom with language lab
~11 minutes*
~11 minutes*
With a language lab, all students in the class can speak simultaneously without distracting each other regardless of the class size. Without a language lab, in a class of more than 10 students, each student gets less than one minute of speaking practice.
*Note: actual speaking time per student can be considerably higher depending on what type of exercises teacher conducts.
Vanderplank, Robert; 2009; Deja vu? A decade of research on language laboratories, television and video in language learning; Cambridge University Press
DESI; 2006; German Institute for International Educational Research
Davies, Graham; Bangs, Paul; Frisby, Roger; Walton, Elizabeth. 2005. Setting up effective digital language laboratories and multimedia ICT suites for MFL. CILT, The National Centre for Languages and the Association for Language Learning

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How to try flipped learning in a language lesson - new blog post by Marie O'Sullivan on Sanako's Tea and Teaching.

Understand flipped learning and useful tips for integrating this teaching methods in your language lessons.
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