SANAKO Speak!


A personal language lab - wherever you are

Product Overview

Sanako Speak! is a service which inspires students to actively participate in language learning and encourages them to practice much more frequently than is possible in a traditional classroom or face-to-face environment, from anywhere in the world where they have access to a computer and internet connection.

Sanako Speak! allows you to provide managed language learning activities outside the physical language lab or classroom. Your students can practice the language and complete the exercises in their own time and outside the physical classroom space, as all the necessary components can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

Activities in Sanako Speak! are geared to develop core language learning skills and are instantly available for marking or assessment. You can also significantly reduce marking time and provide more effective feedback by inserting written or verbal comments into student recordings. Sanako Speak! will add a whole new dimension to any course.

How you can benefit from Sanako Speak!

  • Use any computer with an internet connection to access Speak!
  • Develop lessons easily
  • Individualize teaching
  • Use any content
  • Important self-evaluation enabled by recording student speech and exercises
  • Assign and collect exercises
  • Give written and oral feedback

What can you do with Sanako Speak!?

  • Assign interesting activities as practice or homework exercises
    Activities in Sanako Speak! are designed to develop all the core skills of language teaching and learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Using traditional language lab activities like listen and repeat exercises gives you many options for providing fun and inspiring exercises to your students.
  • Listening Comprehension activity
    develops understanding of authentic language examples. In this activity, the teacher can transfer an audio track to students. Students can access their digital recorders, so that they can work with the source material individually and at their own pace to better comprehend what was said.
  • Practice speaking
    Using a simple method of dual track recording and allowing students to insert their recordings into a master track/file enables many engaging activities, including:
    • Simple listen and repeat exercises
    • Role playing
    • Vocabulary games
    • Translation activities
    • Interviews
    • Reading practise (pronunciation)
  • Develop listening Sanako Speak!allows you to quickly build and deliver comprehensive listening activities using either a tutor led voice file or externally sourced video and audio files. You can easily integrate these listening sources with multiple choice questions or gap-filling exercises, thereby creating a fully integrated and managed exercise. Some activities that could be achieved are:
    • Vocabulary games
    • Translation activities
    • Writing exercises (gap-filling)
    • Spelling exercises
    • Grammar teaching
  • Use any content Sanako Speak! is not tied to pre-prepared content within the system. Content supplied by publishers and other media producers can be easily integrated. You can utilize any content that you believe will engage and interest your students. The system offers the flexibility to rapidly and easily integrate the most up-to-date content from the internet and other sources. Sanako Speak! gives you the choice and flexibility to use whatever you want, whenever you want, and to deliver it in the type of activity you want.
  • Individualize learning
    Sanako Speak! offers full individualisation capabilities. You can assign exercises as easily to one student as to ten or the entire class. If a student joins the class late, you can simply assign any exercises required to that person regardless of what the rest of the class is doing.
  • Utilize Cloud technology
    Sanako Speak! uses cloud computing with little need for software installations in the computer lab or software upgrades. All the tools and software you and your students need to complete or build the exercise are delivered from the cloud after logging in. Cloud computing also provides seamless access from anywhere in the world. Students with access to a computer with an internet connection and headphones and a microphone can simply and quickly deploy Sanako Speak! wherever they are.
  • Recommended accessory: headphones
    Sanako Headset SLH-07 complements the renowned audio quality of all Sanako products. It is specifically designed for demanding education environments.Replaceable ear cushions and removable cable on the Sanako Headset allows for on-site replacement to extend the product lifetime even further.

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