Developing Oral Proficiency in Blended and Online Language Courses

Last Updated on 2019-10-11 Blended and online language courses are an increasingly common occurrence in colleges and high schools across the country. They allow students who, for many different reasons, cannot physically come to class three times a week to either start or continue learning a language; at the program level, pooling together students from[…]

Extempore Reviewed by The Edtech Roundup

Last Updated on 2019-09-23 What’s The Edtech Roundup? Extempore was just reviewed by The EdTech Roundup! If you’re unfamiliar, The Roundup is run by Mike Karlin, who has over a decade of classroom experience and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University’s Instructional Systems Technology program. The review gives an overview of what Extempore[…]

“Spoking” in the World Language Classroom with Infographics

Last Updated on 2019-09-10In today’s image-rich world, infographics have become an essential way to convey information and statistics without an overwhelming overdose of text.   This feature makes infographics an ideal instructional tool for teachers in the world language classroom. I often use infographics in the to elicit responses and reactions from students in the[…]

Extempore in your Computer Lab

Last Updated on 2019-09-04One of the great advantages of cloud-based products like Extempore is their portability and flexibility: unlike on a legacy language lab, your students are free to practice speaking in any setting, at any time. You are not tied to a room, or a specific type of hardware, or a booking system. This[…]