We help people to teach and learn languages

It’s been our mission ever since 1961, when our first language lab was made under the name Tandberg Educational. During the last 60 years, our language labs have been accepted in over 100 countries and 50,000 classroom installations and over 7 million users.

With our global headquarters in Finland - a leading light in educational practices in the 21st century - and close relations with our customers, our pedagogical approach has made us the global leader in teacher-led language labs and next gen virtual language learning environments.

I’ve worked at Sanako UK  for over 40 years and I’ve seen our products work. They provide inspirational, enjoyable and effective digital learning experiences, and help to improve language skills and confidence across all age-ranges and levels.

I’m excited by the opportunities that learning a language offers, and thrilled by the innovative products which we continue to bring to educational establishments across the UK.

David Binns
Director of UK Operations

Discover more about Sanako UK Ltd by watching our company profile video

Since 1961 Sanako has worked closely with languages teachers and interpreters to develop advanced technology which really meets their needs and the needs of their students.

Learn more about long history and the various products for language learning and interpreting we offer by watching the company profile video.


2021Sanako Connect becomes the most widely used interactive MFL platform for dedicated languages teaching during the COVID lockdown enabling lessons to continue
2020Sanako launch Connect, a cloud based blended learning and home learning module for its popular Study Range of Language systems, including Conference Interpreter Training applications. Working in both synchronous & asynchronous modes for maximum impact on outcomes
2019Over 7 Million student positions in daily use globally
2018Sanako launches the world's first software-based conference interpreting system


Pronounce Live, Sanako’s online pronunciation practice application, is launched


Sanako Anywhere is launched for online language learning


Sanako launch the Web Recorder – an online dual track voice recorder


Sanako SignLab is launched for BSL Sign Language


Sanako Pronounce Pro is launched


Sanako offers content for teachers


Our cloud based language lab is launched


Over 30,000 Sanako classroom installations globally


Over 1 million student positions in daily use globally


Study, a modular software language lab, is launched


Divace changes its name and launches a new global brand – Sanako


Teleste installs world’s first virtual language lab


Teleste develops world’s first computer-controlled Language Lab


Teleste acquires Tandberg’s educational division


Tandberg becomes the global leader in language labs

Sanako has the highest level of industry experience providing services, software, or support for Microsoft technologies.

Sanako has accreditation under the WorldDidac Quality Charter in 2011 – 2020. It indicates that we meet the highest standards of product quality, services, and after sales support and also have the ability to contribute to the sustainability of educational programs worldwide.

Sanako ISO 9001 certificate is a quality guarantee that relates to the company’s activities in the design, product development, production, service, marketing and sales of multimedia learning systems.

Sanako ISO 14001 certificate guarantees environmentally sound practices and processes relating to the company’s activities in the design, product development, production, service, marketing and sales of multimedia learning systems.

Sanako UK is proud to be associated with the following organisations:

Independent Schools’ Modern Languages Association

Scottish Association for Language Teaching