Mobile Digital Language Lab

Mobile Digital Language Lab

Sanako Lab 100 Mobile Language Lab - A Cost Effective Portable Language Lab

The Sanako lab 100 mobile digital language lab that can go-anywhere and be set up in any space in minutes. This reliable portable language lab brings digital language learning technology to any classroom, no student computers or separate language lab location required.

The instructor uses a laptop to assign language learning activities from a preset activities menu, and the students use digital audio panels with headsets. The cart provides a safe and compact storage space for digital audio panels and student headsets. This reliable portable language lab is a flexible option for any environment, and fits in perfectly for schools and institutions that do not have a classroom to dedicate to a language lab.

This Sanako Lab 100 mobile language lab is a cost effective reliable alternative to a traditional dedicated classroom language lab environment. This Sanako Lab 100 is not purely a listening lab. This Sanako Lab 100 mobile is a full featured level three language lab with all the features associated with a modern language lab.

You can connect Ipads, laptops or PC‘s, to the student Digital Audio Panels if you wish. Sanako can include Sanako Classroom Management software to control these laptops, PC’s and Ipads from the teacher console.

Features and Benefits:

  • The Lab 100 portable language lab creates a full featured language lab in any space
  • Portability no dedicated language classroom or special furniture required 
  • Facilitates intensive preset language learning activities such as listening comprehension, model imitation, recorded response and AP® exam  
  • The highest quality digital dual track audio playback and student recordings in MP3
  • Ideal for specialized testing situations such as the AP® exam 
  • Affordable, reliable and rugged alternative to a traditional dedicated classroom language lab environment, no computers required for students
  • Easy to use with preset language learning lesson activities

Sanako Lab 100 preset Activities


LISTENING COMPREHENSION


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Students listen to questions on the master track and then respond to them in order to develop their listening skills. You may allow students access to their recorders, so that they can work with the source individually, at their own pace. During or after listening to the source, you can “call” the session and select a student to answer questions.


PHONE CONVERSATION

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Students practice speaking on the phone, by calling each other through their audio panels. You can monitor and comment the students’ work, and allow or disallow student access to their recorders, if appropriate.


SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING


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Select any audio source that the students interpret simultaneously into their native language. For example, you can select yourself as the audio source and read the students aloud. Students interpret as you read, and the student input is recorded for later evaluation. You can allow the students listen to and rerecord their input, and monitor them as they practice.


QUIZ


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The Lab 100 Quiz is a quick and easy way to see how well the students answer the questions you make. You access the test response modes and immediately get an indication of the effectiveness of your teaching and retention of the concept.


LIBRARY MODE

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Library Mode is an activity that allows you to assign audio files to students for their individual work. You can send the same file to every student or a different file for each. Even if the students all have the same file, they will still be able to work with their copies of it individually. After the students have performed the test or another exercise, you can save the outcomes for later use.


AP® EXAM

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The Lab 100 you can also accomplish externally-certified activities, such as AP® oral exams. Lab 100 is specially designed to set up, test and collect student AP® aural responses. The Lab 100 student audio panel provides a quick, easy and efficient exam vehicle. AP® is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board.


MODEL IMITATION

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By listening to a model audio and repeating after, the students practice the stress, rhythm and intonation of the foreign language. You can use yourself or a student as the model audio for the session. You can allow the students to access their recordings, and monitor and comment on their individual work


PAIR DISCUSSION


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In pairs, students develop their rhetorical skills through different oral exercises. They can focus on using their own words instead of fixed structures, and learn together at a speed they are comfortable with. You can select the pairs yourself or have the program make up fixed or random pairs for you.


CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING

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Consecutive interpreting means that the source is interpreted into another language in sections. The speaker stops at the end of every ‘paragraph’, and the interpreter then interprets what was said. You may allow students to rerecord their input individually and monitor them as they practice.


Add a Sanako STS Module & the Lab 100 to be used as an Interpretation lab for both simultaneous interpretation and consecutive interpretation


READING PRACTICE

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Students read aloud and listen to their input to practice the pronunciation and intonation and if allowed, students can work individually, at a speed they are comfortable with. The students can listen to and record their readings all over again.


GROUP DISCUSSION

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Students working in groups, the students can practice speaking skills through role plays as they express ideas and opinions, and defend a point of view. Students can, for instance, learn to understand and react appropriately in situations where intercultural communication is involved. Setting up groups is quick and easy and you may change the groupings at any time.


RECORDED RESPONSE

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Used for training intercultural communication through situational exercises. For example, students simulate a job interview with a prerecorded source and focus on reacting appropriately.


Q&A

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The Q&A activity allows you to train students’ oral skills by playing them an audio source and then pausing when you want them to answer a question. The students’ answers are automatically recorded.


AUDIO-ON-DEMAND

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The Audio-on-Demand activity allows you to assign audio files or an external program source for students’ individual work. You can decide who will have access to which audio material, if any. The audio material can be made accessible to the selected students, for example, in a folder, on an audiocassette, or on an audio CD. At the end of the session, the student recordings can be collected.

Students Use Digital Audio Panels No PC’s Required

Dedicated Classroom or Portable Solution