How Much Time Can you Save with Extempore?

Every language teacher knows how difficult it is to get students to speak in class. It is even more difficult, and can be extremely time-consuming, when there is a need to evaluate each student’s speaking skills individually. Imagine you are a language teacher with 30 students and you need to provide an oral exam to[…]

Extempore Customer Testimonials

Extempore was just at ACTFL 2018 in New Orleans. While the team got plenty of Speaking Practice doing demos for three days straight, we thought some payback was also due, so we roped in a few customers and asked them to do a quick video for us. It’s only fair that the world learn how[…]

New Mobile Apps

The new Extempore mobile apps are now available for download! Rebuilt from the ground up, the new apps are a huge improvement for students, as they are significantly faster and more user-friendly than the versions they replace. They also follow the same design as the Student Portal for more consistency across platforms. Two important items[…]

Extempore, The Speaking Practice App, Saves Teachers an Average of 15 Hours per Assessment.

EdTech Language Platform Sees Usage Surge 400% Year over Year St. Paul, MN, October 31, 2018 — Extempore announces that year over year usage of its Speaking Practice platform has surged nearly 400%. In addition to this growth, teachers are seeing valuable time savings while conducting oral language assessments. The average Extempore teacher has an[…]

Mobile Grading is here!

In the very near future, Extempore will be updating our mobile apps with a brand new look and feel as well as new features. As part of these changes, the mobile apps will become student only and all the instructor work will be shifted to either you desktop of mobile browsers. Today, we are happy to[…]

Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety: The case of Spontaneous Speaking Activities

Great article on Procedia about Speaking Anxiety. Abstract There is a great deal of research focusing on speaking anxiety and yet there are relatively few studies suggesting ways how teachers can help learners cope with this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify whether the integration of spontaneous speech activities helps minimize[…]

Extempore’s New Release – Redesigned Grading

Extempore 4.7 will be made available to users starting Wednesday, August 29th. A full redesign of the grading screen is being made, consolidating all information in one place and requiring less clicking. Main changes include: New look and feel of the assessment grids and question grading screens. A new left panel in the question grading[…]