Assigning Speaking Practice over the Summer with Extempore

Last Updated on 2018-12-12If there’s anything that teachers and students can agree on, it’s that summer vacation is…what’s the word? Amazing? Phenomenal? Ecstatic? But, as we all know, there’s a price to pay.  Our language students–at any level–get more than a little rusty. Those preterit and imperfect endings get mixed up, commands get forgotten altogether. All those[…]

Breaking Down the Affective Filter and Building Confidence with Extempore

Last Updated on 2019-10-08I see it every year (and sometimes, sadly, every day). The stammering, the shaking hands, the downcast eyes, the fear. For some students, the world language classroom is a place of total anxiety and dread–a place that, if possible, they’d flee from as fast as possible. And no amount of kind, encouraging[…]

Extempore and Coach

Last Updated on 2016-02-26In this blog, we have written about the many ways in which Extempore can help foreign language teaching. We have also discussed online teaching, and general tips and tricks to increase speaking in the classroom, and out of it. We have not yet covered an increasingly popular use of Extempore, though –[…]