The nation’s largest statewide entrepreneurial contest is heading into the final stretch as the thirteenth annual MN Cup competition today announces the eight 2017 division winners. Extempore is prod to have finished second in the High Tech Division, and as always we are thankful for the support of our schools now more than never! Read more here.
Extempore se enorgullece de colaborar con la Conferencia De Profesores Online, una iniciativa de Paulino Brener (fundador del Online Teacher Summit) que consiste en una conferencia completamente online y de inscripción gratuita que se llevará a cabo del 17 al 23 de septiembre. En la misma encontraréis información y herramientas para aquellos que han pensado[…]
This week, Extempore will be making some look and feel updates to the Student Web Experience. The new version is easier to use and has a cleaner interface that matches the overall look and feel of Extempore’s brand. Additionally, some new features are included that will make navigation easier for students. We hope you’ll enjoy[…]
A recent report by the Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for increased attention to foreign language education in the US, as “proficiency in English is not sufficient to meet the nation’s needs in a shrinking world”. According to US Census data, only about 20.5% of the population[…]
There are 142M registered students in the US and the European Union (all grades). Of those, 47.5% are registered in at least one foreign language (over 95% of all students in the EU are registered in one or more foreign languages). This results in 67.5M foreign language students in the US and EU alone. But[…]
The Minnesota Cup is the largest start-up competition in the United States. Sponsored by institutions such as 3M, Wells Fargo or the Bush Foundation, every year, the review board shifts through thousands of applications to select the start-ups with the most potential to succeed and make an impact. Extempore is proud to announce that this[…]
Do you want to spice up a little your old “what did you do this summer?” activity for the first day of class? Or do you prefer to avoid it altogether? Here are some ideas that I am going to use in my classes. What happened in the world this summer? Headlines activity For this[…]
How long do students speak on average in the target language during a regular class session (let’s assume one hour of instruction)? If your answer is about 50% to 75% of the time, you either have less than 10 students (lucky you!) or I’m afraid you may be wishfully miscalculating how much students actually speak[…]