Brookfield High School World Language Lab

Article originally posted in Danbury News Times.  CTS’ Brookfield High School install of SANS’ world language lab is benefiting students and teachers alike!  Click the link to read more.

Brookfield CT High School Opens World Language Lab News Article 1017

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State-of-the-Art Media Center & Language Lab Create New Learning Opportunities at Bernards High School, NJ

Click on the article to read more about this exciting new language lab!

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AP® World Language Exams now require digital audio recording for speaking components.

ACTFL – SANSSpace™ LIVE Instructional Technology Platform Adds Mobility to Language Teaching

November 14, 2016, North Branford, CT – The SANSSpace LIVE (Live Interactive Virtual Environment) platform will be showcased in hands-on demonstrations this week at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference in Boston. SANSSpace LIVE, from SANS Inc. Software and Network Solutions, provides mobility for language teachers to engage students in active language learning in school and at home.

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Big Changes! AP® World Languages Exams are Going Digital for 2017

Will You Be Ready? We are. The College Board has officially announced that the Spoken Free Response Sections of the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish, as well as the Music Theory, Exams will be going digital for testing in May 2017. This is a major (and necessary) shift that will affect over 220,000 exams taken yearly. [Read more…]

AP Exams are done and here is what our customers have to say….

Daniel Hand High School – Madison, CT

Hi Chip,

Great to hear from you! The AP exam went off with much success, we couldn’t believe how much easier it was than prior years!

We are thankful to you guys for giving us this peace of mind.

As you know, I am always happy to speak of my experiences with both SANS and your competitor.  You can feel free to share my contact info with other schools.

Kristin Mancini [Read more…]

Commentary from a valued CTS customer….

Glastonbury is fortunate to have three fully digital multimedia labs , grade 6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12, which are in daily use by students as well as teacher professional development. Classes are assigned to the labs on a rotating basis and teachers take full advantage of the random pairing feature in order to give students opportunities for authentic communication.  [Read more…]

Back to school news you can use

The School Year Begins Again – Welcome Back! SANS has a new language lab paired activity feature to tell you about, a tech tip for you to resource authentic videos, stress relief ideas for busy educators, and more.

You Asked for It – More Flexible Student Paired Language Lab Activities

Paired conversation practice is widely used in Virtuoso™ language labs. SANS has received customer feedback (from your peers) requesting that paired students be able to record a speaking activity, then listen to their recordings, review their work, and then re-record their conversation while still paired. We’ve listened, and are happy to report that this capability in now available [Read more…]

National Network for Early Language Learning, a SANS co-sponsored event!

NNELL 2015 Glastonbury

National Network for Early Language Learning Summer Institute 2015

NNELL Summer Institute was held July 10-12, 2015 in Glastonbury, Connecticut in partnership with ACTFL and Glastonbury Public Schools.  SANS Inc was a proud sponsor of this informative event. [Read more…]

Are you considering a language lab? AP exams are highly successful with our systems!

Optimizing Testing Conditions
One of the logistical challenges in providing AP world language students with the practice they need involves the setup and recording of the speaking tasks. The exact type of task depends on the language. Teachers are encouraged to see the French, German, Spanish, and Italian Language and Culture Course Descriptions, where complete details pertaining to the speaking section of each particular exam may be found. [Read more…]