Effective forms of classes, exercises and interactions used by language instructors for years were implemented by our company in an electronic language laboratory. This excellent tool's features are based on experiences and work methods of professional language instructors - that's why Mentor's language laboratories are well-known and valued all over the country.
A language laboratory is an invaluable solution to the problem of teaching a language a numerous group of students. It helps students to concentrate and forces them to focus on the task at hand. It enables loud pronunciation training through casual dialogue. The training improves one's diction and overcomes the natural struggle to speak in a foreign language. Employing hi-tech devices works as encouragement for students - attractive classes are easier to profit from. Compared to traditional teaching methods, using the language laboratories greatly increases the learning efficiency of students. Our language laboratories are a guarantee of functionality, quality and durability.
|Advanced||Mentor PC Pro|
|Control PC with Windows 10 OS||Built-in||External|
|Control||Drag&Drop PC software||Drag&Drop PC software|
|Remote via tablet computer (Windows/macOS/Android)|
|Maximum number of user consoles||32||32|
|Optional accessories for students|
|Individual student consoles||Optional||Optional|
|Individual audio recorder for students||Optional (with student consoles)||Optional (with student consoles)|
|Optional accessories for a teacher|
|19" touchscreen monitor||Optional||Optional|
|Multi-track recorder (24/48 tracks)||Optional (hardware)||Optional (hardware)|
|Individual/single group work|
|Work in groups|
|Work in pairs|
|Free (any-to-any) pairs|
|"Volunteer to answer" button||with a console||with a console|
|Teacher-specific and class-specific settings|
|Disableable audio self-monitoring for students|
|Individual volume control of each student's voice|
|Turning off students' headphones|
|Maximum number of freely configurable groups||16||16|
|Members of each group can be simultaneously seen on the console|
|Number of separate audio inputs that can be simultaneously redirected to any of the groups||8||8|
|Audio source switches|
|Volume control for each audio source|
|Volume control for teacher's headphones|
|Volume control for recording output|
|Recording of chosen conversation|
|Recording of chosen student's voice|
|Simultaneous recording of all the groups' conversations||if with optional multi-track recorder||if with optional multi-track recorder|
|Simultaneous recording of all the students' conversations||if with optional multi-track recorder||if with optional multi-track recorder|
|Redirecting teacher's voice to speakers|
|Software informs about the main unit being shut down|
|Extensive student list management|
|Importing student lists from class register applications and external files|
|Software updates||through Internet||through Internet|
|Works with headphones||professional or computer||professional or computer|
|Controlled by a microprocessor|
|Built-in OPS PC with Windows 10|
|Built-in sound system|
|DSP for noise generation|
|Digital volume control for an amplifier|
|Digital tune control for an amplifier|
|Audio inputs (simultaneously to groups)||8 (8)||8 (8)|
|Possible hardware upgrades|
|Warranty||5 years||5 years|
Why is a language laboratory worth using?
Two minutes. Two minutes is time a teacher can afford to spend on a single student during a class.
Traditional teaching based on a lecture and exercises during a 45 minutes class is what most schools offer. It's very common for a teacher's job to be limited only to replaying an audio material, explaining some problem and running a few group exercises. All students are doing exactly the same, single thing at a time. Will everyone understand everything? Is a perception of each student comparable? Will the quantity of repetitions be enough for everyone?
Lack of time for individualisation during a class is a serious issue.
A language laboratory addresses and solves the problem. It's a complete solution to conduct attractive and engaging classes.
SP z Oddziałami Integracyjnymi nr 87 im. 7 PP AK "Garłuch" w Warszawie