Tag: digital language lab
February 28, 2020
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A synchronous language lab that works for in-person classes as well as remote and blended learning models.
Live Language Lab On-Demand™ is a browser-based application designed to help language teachers guide and engage students in synchronous language learning focused on communication in all modes.
For use in any class, any language, and any level, LIVE gives students more opportunity for interpersonal and presentational speaking to develop communication skills every day in any learning scenario.
A modern solution for language teaching & learning
1:1 Application | Chromebook™, PC, Mac® | Browser-based
No wasted class time
When teachers and students login to a LIVE class, synchronous communication begins immediately
Assessment and testing tools
Record and collect students’ work for review and assessment. Prep students for and administer standardized speaking exams.
More speaking time
Quickly partner or group students to encourage peer collaboration and speaking practice.
Monitor student activity in real-time to identify students that may need some additional help and get a snapshot of how the class is progressing overall.
Integrate authentic cultural content – audio, video, text, images, and web links.
Want to ask some questions or schedule demo for you and your colleagues?
What’s Your Game Plan?
AP® exams are less than a month away. With over 200,000 AP world languages exams being taken, there are thousands of language teachers prepping students to help them do their best. IT staff and AP coordinators are reviewing The College Board testing guidelines to ensure that the exams are administered equitably and responses are submitted to The College Board’s Digital Audio Submission (DAS) portal without a hitch.
We too, at SANS Inc., are working closely with our clients, schools that use our technology for language classes throughout the year and to administer AP world languages exams each May. We reach out to AP teachers and proctors to be sure they are familiar with the exam mode functionality in our SANSSpace™ LIVE browser-based instructional technology and our Virtuoso™ language lab software. We’re on board for the entirety of the AP exam schedule to help in any way we can – and we do look forward to positive reviews post-AP exams.
Happy 2018! As we start the New Year, many schools and districts are seeking out productivity tools for new or developing 1:1 initiatives. In tandem, world language educators are tasked with finding ways to increase target language communication to build real-world language skills. Mobile instructional technology platforms can help by providing more interactive learning (increased speaking) with teacher guidance and feedback.
With that said, we are seeing offerings of apps, language lab platforms, and other technologies that promise to be “free.” But the question is: Are they really free?
August 31, 2017
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How can the Virtuoso technology benefit me as a language teacher?
The Virtuoso™ and Soloist® digital language lab software platform provides tools for teachers to effectively communicate with students, manage class flow, and develop and deliver interactive lessons and activities to build student target communication skills in any world language, ASL, or ESL.