Most teachers and schools simply don’t have the capital to set up an expensive language lab. Check out our ROI calculator to see just how much you’d need to spend to get a lab off the ground. But thanks to today’s new technologies, there’s no need to invest in costly equipment and software. If you’re[…]
In just the past few years, the cloud has changed the way we live and think. No longer do we carry flash drives or CDs; instead, we just upload whatever information we need to the cloud and access it later from any of our various electronic devices. With that in mind, why are you still[…]
Language labs are an excellent way to simulate conversation for your students, as they’ll provide all the equipment the students need to hear and speak. However, setting up a language lab is extremely expensive, especially if you have to buy all the tools yourself. Luckily, there are plenty of less-costly alternatives that work just as[…]
Priddy Learning Academy is one of Extempore’s favorite partners. After a few months of development and successful pilots, they will be rolling out a ground-braking online program, aimed at the Asian markets. Needless to say, Extempore will be a key part of their English classes. We wish them much success and look forward to a[…]
The newest version of FireFox has changed the default security setting from previous versions. In some cases, these settings will interfere with some Extempore functions. If you experience issues while using Extempore on FireFox, please add an exception to the “Tracking Protection” feature in FireFox so Extempore can function successfully. You can do this by[…]
As you know, in Extempore, you can use multiple types of prompts for your student’s speaking activities. Whether you use the app for oral assessments, or as replacement to a language lab, having a variety of prompts enriches your students’ experience, and allows you to assess different aspects of their oral production. One of the[…]
New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows that the students should spend more time talking. “If traditionally favored, comprehension-stressing teaching practices were better at teaching students comprehension of their new language, the group that practiced through listening would do best on listening comprehension tests. However, the researchers found the opposite. On tests of many[…]
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