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March, the 8th, 2011

Over 450 Kazakhstan secondary schools equipped with language teaching
software by Sanako

Kazakhstan is transforming its whole education system with “Towards Competitive Kazakhstan” program. The aim of the Ministry of Education and Science is to upgrade the quality of education on all study levels and to integrate Kazakhstan into world economy by developing internationally competitive skills. There is especially a need for more extensive studies in foreign languages, such as Russian and English.

As part of the program, new pedagogic and information technology is being introduced to support the language studies in schools. Today one classroom in 459 secondary schools in Kazakhstan is equipped with modern language teaching software provided by Sanako, the global leader in developing language teaching software and language labs for the educational sector. Sanako partner Nurecom Ltd. has delivered and integrated the PCs, furniture and other related elements in the classrooms.

"Language skills are in a crucial role for any country to succeed in global economy. Kazakhstan has ambitions to be among the top developed nations in the world and thisproject is a step toward that goal", Kimmo Kärpijoki, Vice President in Project Sales at Sanako says.

"The project started in May 2010 and it took only 5 months to complete. The co-operation with the schools and our partner was really smooth and we did not face any big challenges during the project", he continues.

"All the schools have been installed with language and multimedia laboratories. Teachers have been trained to use Sanako’s Study 1200 in their language teaching and majority of them have already used it. They are very satisfied with the solution", Kudaibergenuly Nuraly, CEO at Nurecom says.

Kazakhstan is investing dozens of millions in Euros in the development programs in the educational sector to take the quantum leap and succeed in global economy.

Kazakhstan schools were provided with Sanako Study 1200 software including the exam module and headsets. The system transforms any computer classroom into a versatile language learning environment and enables teachers to conduct versatile and effective lessons that combine speaking, listening and written text.

About Sanako Corporation

Sanako Corporation is the global leader in developing language teaching software and language labs for the educational sector. We have worked closely with our customers for nearly 50 years towards a single goal: to enable better comprehension, speaking and communication skills for language learners. We have customers in over 100 countries and over 30,000 classroom installations worldwide.

Sanako’s product portfolio includes digital language labs and state-of-the-art software that come with a range of classroom management functions. The products offer all the tools needed in modern language teaching and learning. Sanako Corporation is a global organization employing over 80 professionals on four continents. Sanako’s headquarters is located in Finland. Our network of over 200 partners worldwide ensures we are always close to our customers.

About Nurecom Ltd

Nurecom Ltd is the leader of Kazakhstan’s market of interactive learning equipment, and is a system integrator.

The main activity of the company is development of complex solutions for educational institutions, providing teachers and students with up-to-date learning tools and creation of XXI century learning environment.

The company offers innovation technologies, regular training for teachers, well stocked library of electronic resources and technical support. Our offer is developed completely on the basis of the main public objectives and goals in the sphere of secondary education, vocational training, language learning, mathematics and science.

For further information:
Kimmo Kärpijoki, VP Project Sales
tel. +358 40 576 5801
kimmo.karpijoki (at) sanako.com
Sari Lappalainen, Head of Marketing
tel. +358 40 511 3457
sari.lappalainen (at) sanako.com
Nurecom Ltd:
Nuraly Kudaibergenuly, CEO
tel. +7 7172 928 698
nuraly (at) interactiv.kz

www.sanako.com


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