World Language Teachers Help Students Gain an Advantage in the Job Market

In today’s global economy, we must help our students gain a decisive advantage in the job market. Becoming proficient in a second language is extremely advantageous for many reasons.

Here’s what the experts are saying:

·       JobMonkey says:

…….there are plenty of other reasons for learning a foreign language, including:

  • Boost employability
  • Beat out the job search competition
  • Command higher wages
  • Travel and work abroad
  • Broaden your network



  • WinterWyman says:

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

  1. Marketability: Potential employers realize bilingual employees are at a premium in the marketplace and having these skills can make you an attractive candidate
  2. Distinguishability: knowing a foreign language can be the unique talent that gets you that coveted first interview.
  3. Relationship Building: knowing their language, even if they also speak English, can elevate the professional relationship – This can lead to more sales, better service and stronger interactions with colleagues.
  4. Appeal to Global Companies: Foreign language fluency will give you the opportunity to showcase yourself as a global employee, which can be filled with exciting, fulfilling and lucrative professional opportunities. Also, your skills could put you in line for a promotion.
  5. Improvement of Other Crucial Business Skills: Research shows many skills that come along with knowing a foreign language translates favorably in the work place.



Modern Language Labs Greatly Increase the Amount of Speaking Time!

Institutions have an important opportunity to make a dramatic influence in a student’s future career opportunities. High schools and middle schools, community colleges and universities have large numbers of students enrolling in foreign language classes. Speaking proficiency in the target language is critical. Increasingly, many schools are implementing modern language labs with pre-built ‘live-audio’ activities to simulate, practice and achieve conversational skillsets. Having a language lab greatly increases the amount of speaking time by the students in the target language.


ESS is Your One Stop Shop | Language Lab Technology for your School

Not just a language lab – a successful, productive language lab!

Teachers don’t have time to waste. They want reliability and effective use of time.

That’s important! Educational Systems & Services (ESS) understands that.

ESS selects the very best, most reliable modern language labs and works directly with the teachers to ensure the lab is productive and effective. The labs are extremely easy to use. One or two clicks.

ESS is your one-stop shop for language learning solutions for your school.

  • Traditional language labs
  • Mobile cart language labs
  • Online language learning tools
  • Excellence in service, support and training
  • Entry-level labs
  • Advanced-level labs
  • District-wide deployments
  • Free trial installation – try before you buy!
  • AP testing made EZ!
  • Pre-built activities
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Educational Systems and Services also offers many other features such as free online teacher resources, remote support and on-site training and service if needed. Contact Educational Systems & Services or give them a call today at 1-855-BEST-LAB to get more information and read about all the helpful options they provide.


Teachers Matter | Love your lab!

Sanako Releases Study v.8 and Pronounce Classroom

We are excited to announce that Sanako Study Version 8.0 is ready to be installed.  Sanako heard the requests for the very popular Telephone Conversation activity and it is now included in the wide range of activities available for use in the Study labs.  This new version also allows for the new Pronounce activity to be launched from the teacher position with the ability to collect student work.

study-v8-telephoneTelephone Activity

Allow students to “call” each other with the much requested Telephone activity. This allows for a wide range of real-life based conversation exercises. Read more.

Sanako US Spring 2015 Newsletter

Read about the ways other Sanako customers are using and loving their labs!  This issue features Oakton Community College in IL and MICDS in St. Louis.

What can a language lab do?

In 3 short minutes, learn how easily a Sanako language lab can increase your student proficiency, engagement, focus and speaking time.  Teach different levels at the same time and collect files at the click of a button….and much, much more!

iPad Winner!

Angela - iPad winnerWe are pleased to announce the winner of the 32 G iPad Mini 2 is Angela Boike – Spanish teacher at Olson and Valley View Middle Schools in Bloomington School District, MN.

Angela was selected randomly from the 76 participants in our 2 question survey.  Thank you all for your interest and your participation.  It was wonderful to meet so many of you at CSCTFL.  It is absolutely ‘The Friendly Conference’!

Linking Study 1200 to Your VLE

Make the Most of Sanako’s Free Study Lite Recorder

Why not extend language learning from your Study 1200 language lab to the whole school and home?  It’s easy to do and can really help reinforce the classroom sessions in the lab.  The two main things that you need to make sure to implement are:  Read more.

Language Labs & Pinterest?!

I’ll hold my hands up and say straight away that I was not an early adapter of Pinterest!  I’ve been using Twitter both for work and in a personal capacity for quite a while, and am a big fan of on-line collaboration and sharing, but my first look around Pinterest and its boards left me with the feeling that it was little more than a place for cake recipes and fashion photos.

However, I was encouraged to give Pinterest another go recently, and I have to admit I’ve changed my mind!  Here’s why:  Read more.