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Sanako Study 1200

Multimedia Classroom and Advanced Language Lab

The Sanako Study 1200 software language lab; teach languages with easy-to-use preset lesson activities. Instructors can use preset lesson activities easy-to-use for both instructor and student alike with minimal training required for this full featured AP ready language lab.  

The Sanako easy-to-use preset language specific lesson activities take the guess work out of teaching with this language lab. With Sanako preset lesson activities including the popular Sanako AP Exam preset activity to practice and administer the AP Exam for better results and no stressful AP Exam do-overs. Instructors select an activity and students are on task immediately and stay focused on any language learning activity. Sanako Study 1200 software language lab has many different preset language learning specific activities making this lab easy to use and enjoyable for both instructor and students alike. 

Sanako is a Microsoft® Certified Partner. Sanako software is developed by Sanako for Sanako and developed on the .NET platform ensuring compatibility with future Microsoft operating systems including Windows 10. Sanako Study 1200 is also optimized to run on a WLAN or LAN.

The Sanako Study 1200 software language lab gives the instructor full control of all students at all times using the classroom management feature. Monitor students, control students PC’s, transfer the instructor’s screen to the class with audio, use the marker tool to annotate. Manage student PCs by collaborating, controlling and locking for attention, remote shutdown, restart, log off and wake-on-language session files for guided learning material.

Windows 10 compatibility 

Study v. 9.00 is certified to be Windows 10 compatible, which brings Sanako in line with the latest developments in operating systems and allows schools to transition to the latest technology. 

Sanako Study 1200 preset lesson activities include

Video Pairing

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The Video Pairing activity allows you to set up student pairs for a video chat using the students’ Webcam images. The activity is perfect for a variety of different exercises based on real-life interaction from simple everyday discussions to role-playing exercises and even sign-language discussions. Student pairs are selected in the same fashion as in Pair Discussion and the students’ video can be recorded during the activity.

Conference Interpreting

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The Conference Interpreting activity provides an authentic interpretation training environment. The activity simulates a real-life meeting with a live discussion that is simultaneously interpreted to different languages. Students can be assigned as Interpreters, Delegates and Observers. During the activity users are able to select whether to listen to the discussion or to an interpreter and interpretation recordings can be collected afterwards.

AP Exam activities

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Teach AP practice AP and take the AP Exams. Sanako have diligently worked with the new 2017 College Board AP Exam procedures to correctly set up an easy fail-safe pre-set step by step procedure with a minimum 5 steps for the proctor for administering the students AP Exam. Only Sanako have a pre-set AP Exam activity where there are no AP Exam do-overs.

Reading Practice

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Reading Practice – students read given material to practice intonation in addition to rhythm and pronunciation.

Discussion activities

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Discussion activities to practice conversational skills in pairs and groups.

Seating plans

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Seating plans with mirror image of the classroom furniture layout for easy student indication.

Not limited; any amount of students and any classroom configuration can be set up on the instructor seating plans.

Assign and Collect Homework

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Homework assignments feature to assign and collect homework from a file area integrated in the student’s application allows for easy distribution and collection of homework assignments.

Sound Device Wizard

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With the Sanako Study 1200 you can set, save, and test audio level in one easy set with the Sanako Sound Device Wizard to ensure optimum audio levels with all Study audio activities, with one easy step.

Listening Comprehension

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Listening Comprehension is an activity whereby students listen to a selected media source and answer questions that assess comprehension of the model audio.

Vocabulary Test

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Vocabulary Test for word quiz -type language learning tests. Allows teachers to create, launch and save tests, and collect the results.

Round table discussion

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Round table discussion designed to strengthen oral presentation skills. Instructor sets up small groups with a designated chairman who leads a discussion and passes the microphone around the group.

Voice Insert mode

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Use Voice Insert mode to insert gaps automatically into source material, create listen and repeat, question and answer and translation exercises, and give oral feedback on student recordings after a test.


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The Whiteboard feature allows students and instructor to annotate, write, draw and add images on all screens and is shared with all in that group.

Tutor led activities

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The Tutor has the option to select preset activities. Or the Tutor can teach in tutor mode as well, making up lessons activities as he or she chooses.

Create audio files

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Create audio files with the Text to Speech feature. Copy and paste any text and turn it into spoken audio content. Insert bookmarks and subtitles.

Telephone activity

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Telephone activity lets students call each other by selecting from a list on the Student application. The telephone conversations between students can be recorded and collected at the end of the activity.

Web Browsing Activities

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Web Browsing Activities Instructor focused and controlled web browsing activities is managed by the instructor with open and strict or open policies and allows teachers to create lists of allowed or blocked Web sites. The instructor launches web links to students via a send button in the tutor browser. Or shares the instructors web browsing activities with screen share in the follow me mode. Instructor can turn off the internet at student stations to stay focused on the task at hand.

Live Feedback

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Live Feedback with color coded status from each student displayed on the teacher interface.

Playlists of all lessons

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Playlists of all lessons and content in each of the six color coded groups. Click on a group playlist and all files are displayed and can be launched to students. Students can also access these playlist in self-access mode.

City Compass


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City Compass activity allows users to simulate giving directions in a real life visual city environment and to perform oral exercises while virtually walking around actual cities. 

Take a walk in a real city with City Compass. City Compass is a pair exercise that allows two students to take the roles of Guide and Tourist and to navigate through different cities. Both students see 360 degree visuals of a city with the possibility to advance to different directions and can talk to each other throughout. The Guide, who sees an indication of the correct route, must then provide directions for the Tourist to follow until they reach their destination. Interactive hotspots on the city views will provide vocabulary tips for students. If the guide provides incorrect directions the game stops and the roles reverse the Guide becomes the Tourist and the Tourist the Guide.

In addition to giving directions, the cityscapes of City Compass can be used for any spoken exercises where students will describe their environment. Learn how to describe your surroundings or tell a story of your day while showing the related locations. City Compass literally takes students outside the classroom.

Model Imitation activity

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Model Imitation activity lets the student repeat after a model audio to practice rhythm and pronunciation in a foreign language.

Content Exercise Activities

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Content Exercise Activities pull up a number of content exercises at your fingertips, no longer look for content to use. These content exercises are ready to teach with and students can work at their own pace or any level.

Group students

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Group students in six color-coded groups for different levels of language learning skills and language learning activities

Live Polling

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Live Polling with questions and immediate answers instructor can check if the class understands the lesson with instant feedback.

Content Packages

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Sanako Content packages can be incorporated in the language lab. This content is automatically integrated and indexed to the playlist in the Sanako MFF* format.

Any publisher’s content or publisher’s material can be used in the lab all file formats are supported including MP3, MPEG 3 and MPEG 4 and including streaming audio and video on the fly from a publisher’s website or any website.

Text to Speech


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Text to Speech is the ability to turn any written text into spoken audio content in many languages. Text-to-speech allows you to take any text material and easily turn it into spoken audio which can be used for either listening or speaking exercises. 

Text-to-speech technology offers virtually unlimited resources for audio learning material through text-to speech conversion. High-quality text-to-speech voices will provide learners with a tireless and readily available native pronunciation model to support them whether they are starting a new language or fine-tuning their existing language skills.

Pronounce Classroom

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Add Sanako Pronounce Module to your Study 1200 Language. Students listen to the correct model pronunciation in the target language and then simply repeat the phrase or sentence. Sanako Pronounce software automatically provides the students and taechers with instant feedback on their pronunciation for that sentence, phrase or even a paragraph. Students are given an overall score based on speech and correct pronunciation and a visual analysis of the pronunciation for the sentence is also provided. Sanako Pronounce grades all the pronounced words in three colors: green for perfect, yellow indicates some improvement required and red that the pronunciation was either not recognized or bad. The Sanako Pronounce is fun to use and a very effective tool for improving student’s pronunciation. Sanako Pronounce Classroom allows the teacher to monitor (connect and control) students’ pronunciation, evaluate their progress and collect students work for review, assessment and tutoring. With Pronounce Classroom, teachers can open and close exercises in students’ Pronounce workstations. As students advance through the exercise, Pronounce Manager displays clear indication of their progress and performance on the student icons. When finished, teachers can collect student work, student recordings or an exercise report for later evaluation.Teachers can also prepare and evaluate exercises.

Add Sanako Sign Language Lab Module to your Sanako Study 1200

The Sanako Sign Lab software is offered as a module to the Study 1200 for American Sign Language instruction.

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Free Content

Free content is included with the Sanako Study 1200. Use your own content material and teach any language any way you choose. Sanako Study 1200 supports all audio and video file formats including MP3, MP4, WAV, MPEG 3, MPEG4, JPEG and the unique Sanako MFF files. Sanako also provides more free content and lesson plans; please visit our home page and go to the LangaugePoint. The Sanako Study 1200 rips your internet streaming audio into MP3 and rips all CD’s and analog material or WAV files into MP3 on the fly. Sanako is licensed to use and encode files into MP3.

*MFF (Multimedia File Format) is a file format developed by Sanako for Sanako language labs. This file format allows you to incorporate audio-text, subtitles, instructions, an exercise window and images all in one file format, making this unique file format easier to work with in a  language lab environment and provides easy transfer of files containing audio, text and pictures in one file over the network.

Multimedia Classroom And Advanced Language Lab

High School Software Language Lab

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