Study 1200

Campus Wide Multi Media Language Centre

From classroom to campus, Study 1200 is the world’s only software based language laboratory enabling both tutor led teaching sessions and unlimited independent student learning from home or on the move.


Study 1200 – the UK’s most popular software language centre solution

Today’s professional language laboratories encompass so much more than simple one to one audio and classroom management techniques, they are highly evolved interactive systems combining live professional quality audio active comparative communication & engaging exercise applications. Old fashioned, cumbersome, restrictive and somewhat unreliable, hardware is no longer needed making the Sanako Study 1200 the most reliable & flexible system available today.

Sanako Study 1200 is the UK’s most popular software language centre solution already installed in many hundreds of institutions helping thousands of students on a daily basis. It is a unique software solution designed to work both in and out of the classroom environment, for Modern Foreign Languages and general Cross-Curricular teaching. When deployed as a site licence, using Sanako Study Lite, covering every PC in school and at home, students can participate in active learning without the need for dedicated classrooms as students can literally be sat anywhere on campus or working independently using various tablet devices. This type of deployment uses the institutions existing network & VLE.



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With Sanako’s unique Dynamic User Licensing system, any computer can randomly become a teacher or student position, or simply work as an independent study position enabling simultaneous class lessons anytime anywhere across the institution. This multi room solution gives maximum flexibility with the best use of the institutions teaching and timetable resources. This intuitive package comes complete with various engaging activities such as;


  • Live Professional Audio Quality

Sanako Study 1200 uses live professional quality audio for all monitor, intercom, pairing and general communication activities. Any files which need to be saved are MP3 as default.

  • Examination Mode

Tutor controlled public examination routines by automatically locking down the computer and restricted student access to selected files. This system also has automatic file collection (MP3) at the end of the exercise so it can also be used for assessment routines.

  • Tutor Controlled Playlists

Multiple tutors can set up student playlists from anywhere, thus allowing lesson plans to automatically appear as soon as a student logs in to the system. Precious time is saved ensuring that different ability students receive the correct exercises immediately.

  • Multiple Mixed Ability Groups

All classes have students with different abilities, this colour coded method of differentiation and separation allows tutors to clearly identify and support students who need it the most whilst more capable students can continue without distraction.

  • Automatic Voice Insert Technology

Simple gap filling exercises can easily be created by asking a series of questions, there is no need to leave pre-recorded “gaps” as Study 1200 will automatically sense when a student is about to speak and record their voice. The student can speak for as long as they like as the next question will not begin until the student finishes recording. Once again these responses can be automatically collected making this facility ideal for oral assessment routines.

  • Vocabulary Testing Activity

Create your own or download prepared exercises from the Sanako “LanguagePoint” for timed vocabulary testing activities. Automatic assessment allows the tutor to share common mistakes with individual students, group or class.

  • Random Pairing Routines

Students can randomly be set up in pairs to simulate role play scenarios, odd students are automatically connected to a pair to ensure that no one is left out. The tutor can monitor and support any pair at any time and collect back recordings. Now with Video Pairing to allow students to see and hear each other – all conversations saved as MP4 files.

  • Telephone Mode

Students can (when allowed) phone each other with real telephone dialling and engaged tones.  All calls can be saved as MP3 files.

  • Text to Speech Technology

Lessons can be kept current at an instant by simply copying & pasting text from a news web page, existing document or just typing your own. Study 1200 will take this text and play it back in authentic audio to the students. Alternatively, one button click coverts this text into an audio file with subtitles and sends it to students to work on individually at their own pace. This is currently available in French, Spanish, German, English and several other languages.

  • Consecutive & Simultaneous Interpreting

Basic interpreter training routines are included as standard. These allow students to listen to a live or pre-recorded source on one channel and record their translation “live” and simultaneously on another channel with the advanced software merging the two. Alternatively, a pre-recorded file can be used allowing students to translate in segments for consecutive interpreting. All recordings can be collected back for evaluation.  New professional Conference Interpreting System (CIS) now available.

  • Model Student Imitation Activity

The tutor can randomly select a student to be broadcast to the rest of the group or class as an example of good practice. This can be an audio only based broadcast or the tutor can choose to broadcast the selected students screen and internet audio if required.

And much, much more ….. Sanako Study 1200 offers the ultimate in language learning technology to enhance any lesson and motivate student learning.

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Premium & Authentic MFL Voices

(No need to record yourself – create audio from text in seconds)

High quality text-to-speech voices offered by Sanako produce highly authentic accents, making them superb pronunciation models for language learners. Forget the others that you have heard before!

Click here to listen to all the foreign language voices we have. Male and Female voices in French, German, Spanish and many more ….

Software support

All editions of Windows 7, 8 and 10 are supported.

Please note that XP is no longer supported from V8 onwards.

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