Stimulate students to learn languages by doing! With the predefined workflows of Sanako Study 1200, you can increase the time students spend actively learning and to improve their overall performance, and results.
Working with Sanako Study 1200 means individualizing the teaching, enjoying the interaction between the teacher and students and keeping up with student progress. With model imitation and different discussion activities, it will be easy to improve even the most difficult to teach elements, such as pronunciation and intonation.
Still need convincing? Below is a list of 9 reasons to why you should consider purchasing Sanako Study 1200:
REASON 1 – Improve Listening Skills
Instead of playing sound out over speakers in a noisy classroom, allow your students to listen to high-quality audio and video in their headsets without distraction. You don’t have to use the same material to the whole class which can be detrimental to the more advanced students as you tend to have to go at the pace of the slower learners. Give different students different content and even let them play it at their own pace if required.
REASON 2 – Improve Speaking Skills
Many students are afraid to speak in front of the whole class! Study 1200 allows students to record their voices discretely and take risks. Besides, the teacher can add audio comments to the student recordings using Voice Insert to provide qualitative feedback on pronunciation, vocabulary, structure, etc.
Also, the students can host presentations to each other showing their computer screen which might be just enough to help them to get comfortable with presentations.
REASON 3 – Allow Students to Develop Their Language Skills
All language students have to learn vocabulary, listen and learn key phrases and prepare answers to oral questions as a minimum. However, those learners that can take this basic knowledge and develop it within varying contexts and role plays will achieve higher grades.
By allowing your students to perform paired or group-based activities you will provide them with the opportunity to develop their skills with their peers in a realistic context which they will probably face later in their life, such as a job interview.
REASON 4 – Increase the Number of Students Taking Languages
Study 1200 multimedia language laboratory and its self-study player, Study Lite, will attract more students to language programs. Today’s generation of IT literate students appreciates technology when it supports their learning. Lessons are more fun, interactive and productive.
REASON 5 – Improve Examination Results
Use Study 1200 to improve both listening and speaking skills via the following methods; drill type exercises, teacher-led listening activities, self-access listening, listen and repeat, translation exercises, stimulus, and answer techniques, role-play, group discussions, and round table discussions.
Today’s learners value these methods. In particular, the effect on oral assessment has been proven to be significant in preparing students and getting improved results.
REASON 6 – Home Reinforcement of the Lab Learning
Every Study 1200 software comes with a perpetual Site license for students to install and use the Lite software at home or on the move. This means that work can be easily taken to and from between home and lab to help to learn and improve results by increasing parental involvement and student self-study capabilities.
If you also consider an example of a school that has 100-off language students per school year on a 5-degree program, the total possible number of students who will benefit from Study Lite equals 500 students. You can also link the Lite software to your VLE or Library at no extra cost for real flexibility and opportunities.
REASON 7 – Save Time and Money
The built-in language learning activities in Study 1200 allow you to conduct speaking tests and exam preparation for the whole class at the same time where it before required a significant amount of one-to-one sessions. Allow students to take work between home and the classroom seamlessly to prepare and learn in their own time as well as in class.
You can also conduct exams in the Study 1200 environment with high-class audio and all Web access and interference blocked – no need for separate audio playback systems for the main exam hall. Plus, all the student recordings can be collected, saved and sent to an examination board in seconds at the end of the exam in MP3 format.
REASON 8 – Add to What You Already Have in a Flexible Manner
Study 1200 does not replace what you already have as it is designed to bring the best out of your existing resources such as your VLE, online content (modlangs.org, Linguascope, Kerboodle, etc.), interactive whiteboards, Microsoft Office documents, etc. Sanako software runs on a standard Windows operating system and will support all the standard file formats, applications, and Web pages.
REASON 9 – Move from Passive Learning to Active Learning
It is a proven fact that students learn most effectively when they are activated. With Study software, you can activate the students by performing stimulating activities such as group discussions, role plays, mock interviews, translation exercises, voting games, text chat exercises, etc. We have a generation of students who use interactive technology throughout their life with ease and familiarity.