ESS represents Sanako the world’s most respected language lab company with more than 30,000 classroom installations worldwide. For more than 50 years, Sanako has been providing a variety of intelligently designed lab solutions and tools to fit any classroom environment.

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We hope you find the information on our site useful and we thank you for taking the time to learn more about Sanako and ESS.  We would be happy to work with you to develop a customized plan for technology to meet the learning needs of your students.  Please contact us!  We look forward to hearing from you.

Sanako Study 1200

Sanako lab installed in student carrels with glass frontsFull-feature Software Language Lab

The Study 1200 provides complete classroom management and all available functions of a language lab. Students will feel right at home with the feature-packed student player which gives them multiple possibilities for individualization and interactivity, while the teacher can remotely manage and track their progress. The predefined workflows and functionalities of Study 1200 help to increase the time students spend actively learning and improve their performance, motivation and results.   Read more.

Sanako Study 700

Sanako computer labEntry-level Software Language Lab

The Study 700, our classroom management system with basic language lab functionalities keeps the focus on improving communication skills.

This affordable language lab makes it easy for you to launch applications and assignments for students, create playlists for guided learning activities, monitor student computer screens for support and collaboration, and even manage web-based learning activities.   Read more.

Sanako Lab 100

Lab 100 - students using it around a round tableNo computers?
No problem!

The Sanako Lab 100 is an easy-to-use, effective digital teaching solution for language study and for any discipline that tests and groups students and/or uses audio lessons.  It can be installed in a small space—SANAKO Lab 100 Cart without special furniture or a dedicated computer classroom. It can also be used on a mobile cart.

Only a teacher computer is needed.  Students are equipped with digital recorder units that are sturdy and simple to use – allowing them to have an active role in stimulating learning activities – either alone, in groups or pairs.

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Wireless Laptop Carts

Any of the Sanako Study products will work wirelessly with a mobile cart of laptop computers.  Your school can have a language lab even if you don’t have a dedicated room.  Some schools use a mobile cart in addition to their traditional lab classroom.   Read more.

Sign Language Lab

Sanako Sign Lab

With this software, all you need is a PC with a camera to teach sign language easily and effectively.  Simultaneously play source video and record signing and/or speech –


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Sanako Study 500

Computer lab with two rows of smiling studentsComputer Lab Management & Control

Manage and monitor any computer classroom, giving you more class time for teaching and helping students focus on learning. Sanako Study 500 puts teachers in charge of the programs their students use, the Internet pages they view and the activities they access.  It can be used for teaching any subject.  Read more.