How to Fund Extempore

Last Updated on 2019-02-27Extempore is a low cost alternative to a language lab that can easily be funded by a grant. First things first… The most important thing about grant writing is that you cannot fit a square peg into a round hole. What this means is that you cannot use a technology grant to[…]

Extempore Featured in the Language Educator’s Tech Watch

Last Updated on 2019-02-14The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ publication The Language Educator is a magazine for ACTFL members. In its recent Tech Watch, Extempore was featured as a tool to increase “learners’ opportunities for meaningful target language use and exposure.” The Language Educator is a great resource for news and information for educators of all[…]

Customizable Rubric is Live [Extempore Update]

Last Updated on 2019-02-05Everyone has been asking for it and we’re happy to say it’s now live! Extempore users can now create a customizable rubric!  Each criterion can be weighted individually on a scale of 1 to 10. Create an assignment and try it out! Note: Students NEED to update their mobile apps to see[…]

Canvas integration is here!

Last Updated on 2019-01-11       If you teach a language and your institution uses Canvas, you can now integrate Extempore assessments into Canvas directly. Starting today, your school’s Canvas Admin can request a Consumer Key and Shared Secret to connect both platforms. This integration allows you to connect an Extempore Assessment to a[…]

Extempore Parent Guide: My Kid Is Using What?

Last Updated on 2019-01-09Extempore is a speaking practice app that provides an oral language assessment tool for teachers (and some added bonuses for parents & students as well). If your child has a teacher that has decided to use Extempore in class, first of all, it means they seriously care about their students’ speaking skills.[…]