We help people to teach and learn languages.

We have been doing that ever since 1961, when our first language lab was made under the name Tandberg. During those 50+ years, our solutions have found their way to over 100 countries and 50,000 classroom installations.

Close relations with our customers and our pedagogical approach have made us the global leader in teacher-led language labs and next gen virtual language learning environments.

Currently we have offices in six countries and a network of over 200 partners. Our corporate headquarters is in Finland.


  • 2014 (coming)

    Language lab apps for iPad and Android

  • 2013

    Distribution agreement with Oxford University Press
    Oxford University Press

    Integration of the latest text-to-speech & voice recognition technology into our solutions

    to offer immediate feedback for students’ individual practice.

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  • Sanako Pronounce, a new pronunciation tool
    Sanako Pronounce

  • 2012

    Interactive content – replacement for textbooks – added to Sanako Study

  • 2011

    Sanako Speak!, a cloud based language lab
  • 2010

    Over 30,000 Sanako classroom installations globally

  • 2006

    Sanako Study, a modular software language lab

  • 2003

    Divace changes its name and launches a new global brand – Sanako

  • 2000

    Teleste installs world’s first virtual language lab

  • 1991

    Teleste develops world’s first computer-controlled language lab

  • 1984

    Teleste acquires Tandberg’s educational division

  • 1961-1979

    Tandberg becomes the global leader in language labs

  • 1961

    First Tandberg language lab produced

Sanako has the highest level of industry experience providing services, software, or support for Microsoft technologies.

Sanako has accreditation under the WorldDidac Quality Charter in 2011 – 2014. It indicates that we meet the highest standards of product quality, services, and after sales support and also have the ability to contribute to the sustainability of educational programs worldwide.
ISO 9001 Certificate
Sanako ISO-9001 certificate is a quality guarantee that relates to the company’s activities in the design, product development, production, service, marketing and sales of multimedia learning systems.
ISO 14001 Certificate
Sanako ISO-14001 certificate guarantees environmentally sound practices and processes relating to the company’s activities in the design, product development, production, service, marketing and sales of multimedia learning systems.

Our environmental policy

We strive to reduce and manage our environmental load utilizing a wide range of resources and focusing on continual improvement and prevention of pollution.

We are committed to making greener personal and companywide choices when it comes to business travelling, materials selection, adoption of new technologies and energy consumption. We also commit to observe the relevant legislation, regulations and valid waste management rules.

Our ISO 14001 environmental management system helps and reminds us of the need to achieve more by consuming less. Our products are safe to use and designed and manufactured to last and provide long term value for investments.

As more and more in the learning process is taking place outside the traditional classrooms, we are in the forefront in developing solutions and services for distance learning and better oral communication skills.