Sona Software LLC

for language learners and language teachers

Tools for language learning

combining innovative technology with solid pedagogy

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    Educational Video

    Nearly 150 lessons based on best practices for educational video.

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    Online Learning

    Online courses based on videos with a variety of interactive exercises, using leading LMS plugins like LearnDash and LifterLMS.

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    Enhanced ePubs with sound and graphics; interactive textbooks for Mac with iBooks Author.


About Sona Software

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Dr. Curtis Ford

I founded Sona Software to provide innovate, pedagogically grounded tools for language learners and language teachers.

I became addicted to learning languages while still in high school. After majoring in Russian and German at Pomona College, I earned an MA in Russian from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Along the way I studied in St. Petersburg, at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow, and lived and worked in Russia for several years.

I later taught 1st- through 4th-year Russian at the University of South Carolina, guiding students from their first steps with the alphabet through readings of Pushkin, Tolstoi, Ulitskaia, and others.

I now keep busy with online projects to help serious students of Russian and advanced students of English achieve their goals. I also help other teachers bring their projects to the digital world through desktop apps and ebooks.

What clients and customers say

Dr. Ford is an amazing teacher and went out of his way to make sure everyone understood the material. – a 3rd-year Russian student

Dr. Ford is by far the best and most effective language professor I have ever had.  – a 1st-year Russian student

"American Voices is really useful for advanced students who are interested in improving their listening skills and for English language teachers worldwide."  –Ljiljana Havran, Belgrade Aviation Academy

Would you like to consult on a project?

For assistance getting your idea into the form of an ebook, a desktop app, or even an online course, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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