Getting Started with Extempore: First Steps, Quick Tips and More

Last Updated on 2021-06-02Welcome! Welcome to Extempore! Like starting anything new, learning how to use a new tech application for your classroom can take some time. Follow the steps below, and you and your students will soon feel comfortable using a platform that saves teachers time on assessments, reduces student anxiety, and houses a comprehensive[…]

Using Extempore to Practice and Assess the Three Modes of Communication

Last Updated on 2021-05-27On Extempore, instructors have carte blanche to create any type of language practice or assessment they desire. Spontaneous speaking? No problem. Interactive listening? Easy. Reading comprehension? Piece of cake. With this degree of flexibility at their fingertips, teachers are well equipped to create high-quality interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational practice in no time.[…]

Academic Integrity and Secure Assessments on Extempore

Last Updated on 2021-05-04An assessment app by nature, Extempore boasts numerous safeguards for maintaining academic integrity and test security. Introduction We will be honest with you— for any digital assessment tool, there is only so much that can be done to ensure academic integrity and test security. However, we at Extempore are doing everything we[…]

Diving Deeper Into Extempore Sync (+5 Free Tasks!)

Last Updated on 2021-05-28By now you’ve probably familiarized yourself with Extempore Sync, our newest feature that allows for live interpersonal communication. And what a neat feature it is! And as a language teacher, there’s nothing better to inspire new ideas for teaching and learning than a new online toy, err…. tool. But when that initial[…]

Statement From Extempore CEO Regarding New Partnership With Minnesota Department of Education

Last Updated on 2021-06-16Recently, we at Extempore announced a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to host Bilingual Seals assessments directly on the Extempore platform. It is an honor for us to be a part of this collaboration between local districts, schools, teachers, and students on the path to a greater understanding of[…]

PRESS RELEASE — Pencils down, phones out: Minnesota high school students to use MN-made app for bilingual exam

Last Updated on 2021-06-16Below is a copy of a recent press release detailing our new partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education and its Bilingual Seals Program. Extempore, a speaking practice app for language education, will be used by Minnesota students seeking Bilingual Seals. MINNEAPOLIS — March 17th, 2021 – Bilingual students across Minnesota are putting[…]

Extempore Sync: Everything You Need to Know

Last Updated on 2021-05-28For the past few months, language teachers everywhere have been seeking the best way to observe their students engaging in interpersonal communication. But solutions have been elusive. And for students, it hasn’t been easier. Navigating multiple tech tools, managing microphone and video settings, all while actually talking to one another in the[…]