Califone Expands 3068 Series to Headsets

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Best-selling headphone for language learning and assessment now a headset to meet growing ELL needs.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, English language learners (ELLs) represent 10 percent of public school students – the fastest growing segment of student populations. With this increase, headsets in education are becoming an important tool to support assessments and effective language learning. To adapt to the evolving needs of ELLs, Califone International LLC updates its best-selling 3068AV headphone by offering the tool as a headset.

The 3068 headset features an attached noise reducing microphone to engage students in active speaking and listening, resulting in a deeper learning experience. The headset includes two of the most popular audio plugs, the 3.5 mm To Go and USB, for versatile use with mobile, computer or gaming devices.

“The 3068 upgrades are designed to support a variety of learners,” said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. “With the amount of ELL students growing faster than most groups in education, it’s important to provide exceptional solutions for language learning so that these individuals can develop academic and career skills. With more assessments requiring students to demonstrate proficiency via speaking in addition to passive listening, the two new versions support this evolution.”

The 3068-style headsets feature ambient noise-reducing earcups for hearing safety and inline volume controls. For comfort and durability, the headstrap is fully adjustable and resistant to breakage. There are also now slotted baffles protecting the inner speakers so they can’t be accidentally damaged by an unfolded paperclip for instance. Overall, the features of the 3068 series are designed for flexibility and extended use in classroom environments.

The 3068 headsets are available now. For more information on the updated 3068 line, full line of Califone products, and to view and download the entire Califone catalog, visit or stop by TCEA booth 1925.

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education. The company’s products enable educators to incorporate rich audiovisual resources into lessons that help students build speaking and listening skills, critical to the English Language Arts portion of the Common Core State Standards. Califone offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs, and serves millions of educators and students in the PreK through higher education school environments.

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