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Live Language Lab On-Demand

February 28, 2020 Comments Off on Live Language Lab On-Demand

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.





Monitoring progress

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.





Authentic content

Integrate authentic cultural content – audio, video, text, images, and web links.



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AP World Languages Exams Are Just Around the Corner

April 12, 2018 Learning Link Blog no comments

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.

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Language Lab Technology that Is Free like a Puppy

January 10, 2018 Learning Link Blog no comments

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?
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Virtuoso Digital Language Lab Technology

August 31, 2017 Comments Off on Virtuoso Digital Language Lab Technology

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.




Scalable Technology to Fit Your Needs

The Virtuoso suite is scalable, giving you the level and type of functionality that you need today with the ability to modify or enhance your technology as the needs of your language program change or grow. Offered in graduated modules with varying levels of sophistication and functionality, each module is upgradeable to any of the levels above it. Use the Virtuoso technology in a multi-purpose technology lab, a dedicated language lab space, or in a wireless environment.


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Integrated and Interactive Instructor and Student Components


Virtuoso™ Instructional Control Software is the teacher’s interface and control panel. The classroom layout and students are graphically represented.

 

 


Soloist® Digital Comparative Recorder is the student digital recorder and media player.

 

 


Improve How Your Students Learn a Second Language





Maximize Time

to develop core language skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.





Create Lessons & Assessments

that meaningfully incorporate audio video, pictures, text, and web resources.





Incorporate Culture

through guided, web-based explorations to connect, understand, and develop insight into the roots of the language and the people.






Guide Students

and keep them focused using screen, audio, and video monitoring tools.





Easily Pair or Group Students

for collaborative projects that stimulate thinking and interpersonal communication.





Enable Differentiated Learning

activities considering the uniqueness of individual learners.






Practice and Instill Confidence

in students for successful exams with listening and speaking components; AP® and IB tests, for example.





Engage Today’s Digital Learners

with digital language lab technology incorporated within a smart curriculum that encourages interactivity and multi-modal learning, and self/peer review.



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My students love the lab technology. When I pair them up, they work together and focus on their partner and the task at hand. Nothing else distracts them.


— Spanish Teacher, Glastonbury Public Schools, CT



Contact SANS

July 28, 2016 Comments Off on Contact SANS

Let’s Discuss Your Technology Needs

SANS offers several technology platforms for synchronous language teaching and learning. Our technology is designed to work for in-class teaching as well as distance and hybrid learning models. Let’s discuss your language program’s goals to determine the best technology option for you.

Simply complete the form below, or e-mail or phone us at +1-877-285-7729 or +1-405-285-7726 to get started.


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SANSSpace Virtual Language Learning Platform

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on SANSSpace Virtual Language Learning Platform

What is SANSSpace?



SANSSpace is a browser-based Language Learning Platform, with productivity tools to help teachers guide and engage students in active language learning.

Students have more opportunity to develop speaking and communication skills. This simple, easy-to-use application increases students’ target language production through interactive learning.



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A flexible solution for language learning

1:1 and BYOD | Chromebook™, iPad®, PC, Mac®, Smartphones | With any web browser




No wasted class time

When teachers and students log-in to SANSSpace LIVE class, synchronous communication begins immediately.





Built-in feedback tools

Record and collect students’ work in one step, review anytime, and give feedback using text, audio, or video. Students can review their recordings with your comments any time to self-reflect, correct, and move forward.





More speaking time

Quickly partner students for speaking practice and maximize your active class time.






Individual attention

Simple tools to monitor how students are doing make it easy to identify students that may need some additional help on the spot.





Authentic content

Transport students by integrating real-world, authentic materials including audio, video, text, images, and web links.



Want to ask some questions or schedule a demo?




See how SANSSpace LIVE can help build student communication skills.




Using SANSSpace, teachers and students can communicate and work together in real time or asynchronously. The built-in, virtual language recorder gives our students more time to speak, listen, and self-evaluate.


— Director, Foreign Language Education, NY




Helping language teachers reach the 90% target


ACTFL recommends target language communication be at least 90% of instructional time.

We know that so many language teachers are reaching for this goal, but in a traditional classroom with limited class time, it’s not always easy.

The productivity tools in SANSSpace LIVE help teachers manage class activity allowing students more time for interpersonal and presentational speaking practice. More time in the target language builds student confidence and proficiency.

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Solutions

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Solutions

LIVE Language Lab On-Demand

Easy-to-use, browser-based,  language lab technology platform; teachers increase target language production with interactive learning in-school, remote, or blended learning models.

LIVE language lab on-demand is helping language teachers to incorporate authentic media content into their classes, record student speaking, and monitor student progress to provide feedback.

Easily integrates into 1:1 programs – Chromebooks, PCs, MacBooks.  Flexible for any learning scenario.

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Virtuoso™ Digital Language Lab Technology

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 language communication skills in any language – World Languages, ASL & ESL.

Use the Virtuoso technology in a multi-purpose technology lab, a dedicated language lab space, or in a wireless environment.

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SANS Enhances Language Lab Software to Optimize Audio in Wireless Classrooms

September 25, 2014 Learning Link Blog no comments

SANS Inc. Announces New Version of Language Lab Software with Enhancements for Wireless Networking

North Branford, Connecticut – September 2014 – SANS Inc., the developer and exclusive licensor of Sony language learning software solutions, has just released Version 14.3 of the Sony Virtuoso™ and Sony Soloist® digital language lab software. Technical advancements in the transmission of audio data make the software more robust in language classrooms using wireless networking.
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New Version of Language Lab Software

February 4, 2014 Learning Link Blog 1 comment

SANS Inc. Announces New Version of Language Lab Software Compatible with Microsoft Windows 8.1

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North Branford, Connecticut – February 4, 2014 – SANS Inc., the developer and exclusive licensor of Sony language learning software solutions, has just released Version 14.0 of the Sony Virtuoso™ and Sony Soloist® digital language lab software. A key element of this software update is compatibility with the Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Operating System (OS). continue reading