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Grading & Feedback

Rubrics vs Simple grading. When to use them?

With the addition of Rubrics, we now have different grading methods. Use this guide to determine the best choice for your activity.
Sergio Cuellar
Jun 7, 2024
Activity Creation

Understanding the Use Cases for Repeat and Respond Cards on Speakable

A short guide on how to use Repeat and Respond cards and their differences.
Sergio Cuellar
Jun 6, 2024
Artificial Intelligence

Tips and tricks for using SpeakableGPT for creating activities

Using Speakable GPT? Here are some tips and tricks to get the best out of it.
Sergio Cuellar
May 22, 2024
Activity Creation

Introducing Speakable GPT: Your New Activity Creation Tool

Discover Speakable GPT, a tool that helps educators quickly create language learning activities. Easy, efficient, and now available to all!
Andrew Platt
May 16, 2024
Integrations

Simplifying Classroom Management with Speakable’s Integrations

Discover how Speakable’s LMS integrations simplify classroom management with single sign-on, roster syncing and grade passback.
Austin Meusch
May 15, 2024
Product Updates

Speakable's Privacy Principles

At Speakable, we prioritize student safety and data privacy throughout our product development process.
Austin Meusch
May 15, 2024
Grading & Feedback

The Role of Auto-Grading in Language Education: Understanding AI-Powered Assessment

Auto-grading, using AI, is changing language education. Learn about its types, applications, limitations, benefits, and how to get started.
Austin Meusch
May 12, 2024
Grading & Feedback

Respond Card Grading in Speakable

Discover the grading power of Speakable! Whether it's simple pass/fail or detailed rubrics, customize your assessments for student success.
Andrew Platt
May 6, 2024
Grading & Feedback

New and Improved Feedback for students

Empower your teaching with precise feedback options in Speakable's respond card settings. Choose from Grammar Insights, Suggested Response,
Andrew Platt
May 6, 2024
Grading & Feedback

Creating and Using Rubrics for Better Grading in Speakable

Unlock the power of efficient grading with our comprehensive guide to using rubrics. Learn how to access the Rubric Builder, utilize templat
Andrew Platt
May 6, 2024
Product Updates

🚀 May Product Update

Streamlined Grading with Rubrics, AI-Assisted Rubric Creation, and Upgraded Commenting Features
Daniela Serrano
May 5, 2024
Grading & Feedback

Calculate Your Time and Cost Savings with an Auto-Grading ROI Tool

Calculate time & cost savings from auto-grading with Speakable's new ROI Calculator tool. Input your data to see the potential impact.
Austin Meusch
Apr 11, 2024
Product Updates

Introducing Spaces 🚀

Spaces is the latest feature from Speakable. The latest feature from Speakable allows educators to collaborate on Language Teaching.
Daniela Serrano
Apr 9, 2024
Teaching Resources

Ready for the ACCESS Speaking Test? Let Automated WIDA Estimates Show You Who Isn't

Explore how AI and LLM offer a new angle in language proficiency assessment for ACCESS test prep
Austin Meusch
Jan 15, 2024
Teaching Resources

Example Prompts for ACCESS Testing Prep

Explore 10 ACCESS test speaking prompts and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into Speakable for your class
Austin Meusch
Jan 14, 2024
Product Updates

Student Reports

This new feature is set to enhance how you monitor and communicate student progress.
Andrew Platt
Jan 5, 2024
Tech in Education

Introducing Speakable's Free Pilot Program

Try Speakable's Free Pilot Program and experience our advanced language learning tools at no cost for schools and districts.
Austin Meusch
Jan 1, 2024
Product Updates

New Card Types: Podcasts and Multiple Choice

We're thrilled to announce two exciting updates to enhance your Speakable experience:
Andrew Platt
Dec 4, 2023
Product Updates

Section Analytics

Track your class's speaking analytics over time.
Andrew Platt
Nov 29, 2023
Miscellaneous

Introducing Speakable's Affiliate Program for Teachers

Get 10% recurring revenue from world language/ESL teacher subscriptions you refer.
Austin Meusch
Nov 15, 2023
Tech in Education

Artificial Intelligence: The Great Lie

The chatter about chatbots like ChatGPT has reached a fever pitch... but how much of this enthusiasm is overhyped marketing?
Austin Meusch
Nov 9, 2023
Teaching Resources

Strategies for Successful In-Class Speaking Tasks

Every school/classroom is different, here are a few ideas on how you can get everyone going with Speakable.
Mel Brown
Sep 27, 2023
Trends & Analysis

Case Study: Exploring the Impact of 22 Speaking Assignments

The dataset delves into the speaking assignment results of a Spanish 1 class for middle school students in the United States
Austin Meusch
Sep 25, 2023
Teaching Resources

💌🍬 Love & Friendship Day in your Language Classroom 🗣️

Let’s dive into this special date and see how we can celebrate it in our classrooms:
Mar Clavijo
Sep 20, 2023
Tech in Education

👍 Using ChatGPT & AI in your Language Classroom 💡

Is AI solely a burden on us, a smart cheating assistant for students?
Mar Clavijo
Sep 14, 2023
Tech in Education

🙀 Is Your Fear Of AI Holding You Back? ⛔

Is fear of AI keeping you from becoming the best language teacher you could be?
Mar Clavijo
Aug 30, 2023
Teaching Resources

🧐 Is It Irresponsible To Auto-grade Speaking Assessments? 🔍

As a language teacher, you often face the challenge of assessing students' speaking skills.
Mar Clavijo
Aug 23, 2023
Grading & Feedback

How Does Repeat Card Auto-Grading Work?

Let's dive into the core of this question while also considering the unique experiences of the students.
Austin Meusch
Aug 4, 2023
Teaching Resources

World Quotient In Language Teaching

As Ludwig Wittgenstein once said: "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
Mar Clavijo
Aug 1, 2023
Teaching Resources

El Coeficiente Global En La Enseñanza De Idiomas

Ludwig Wittgenstein una vez dijo: “Los límites de mi lenguaje representan los límites de mi mundo”
Mar Clavijo
Aug 1, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Italian Pronunciation Guide

This guide will introduce you to the essential elements of Italian pronunciation.
Chatty
Jul 21, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Russian Pronunciation Guide

This guide introduces you to the key elements of Russian pronunciation.
Chatty
Jul 21, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Korean Pronunciation Guide

This guide will introduce you to the key elements of Korean pronunciation.
Chatty
Jul 21, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Arabic Pronunciation Guide

Arabic's unique sounds and pronunciation may seem challenging at first, but understanding..
Chatty
Jul 21, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Portuguese Pronunciation Guide

This guide provides an overview of key elements of Portuguese pronunciation.
Chatty
Jul 21, 2023
Product Updates

The New Speakable is Here!

We’ve been cooking up a fresh batch of features that are sure to add a spark of fun and efficiency to your speaking activities.
Austin Meusch
Jul 13, 2023
Learning Resources

Mastering Pronunciation: A Guide to Using Syllable Breaking Videos on SpanishDict.com

Learning a new language can sometimes feel like climbing a tall mountain, but with the right tools and resources, the trek becomes much...
Chatty
Jul 8, 2023
Learning Resources

Guía de Pronunciación de Inglés para Hablantes de Español

Esta guía te presentará los aspectos clave de la pronunciación en inglés.
Chatty
Jun 1, 2023
Pronunciation

Spanish Pronunciation Guide

Understanding the pronunciation rules of Spanish can significantly enhance your speaking and listening skills. This guide will walk you thro
Chatty
Jun 1, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Japanese Pronunciation Guide

Japanese is known for its regularity and simplicity in pronunciation.
Chatty
Jun 1, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple French Pronunciation Guide

This guide introduces the key elements of French pronunciation.
Chatty
Jun 1, 2023
Pronunciation

German Pronunciation Guide

This guide will introduce you to the key elements of German pronunciation.
Chatty
Jun 1, 2023
Pronunciation

Simple Mandarin Chinese Pronunciation Guide

Mandarin Chinese may seem challenging due to the tonal nature of the language.
Chatty
Jun 1, 2023
Miscellaneous

Teachers: The Product Managers of Education

One insight that continually resurfaces is the significant overlap between my job and that of a world language teacher..
Austin Meusch
May 23, 2023
Miscellaneous

Bridging the Feedback Gap in Language Education

Language teaching, in essence, has always been a venture that demands a high degree of personalization. By nature, it's a complex process...
Austin Meusch
Apr 15, 2023
Classroom Culture

Unleashing the Potential of Your Language Learners

The initial phase of learning a second language is a fascinating odyssey that often merges triumphs, challenges, and occasional...
Austin Meusch
Apr 15, 2023
Learning Resources

How Second Language Learners Can Set Realistic and Achievable Goals

Applying the "long term patient, short term impatient" mindset to second language acquisition
Austin Meusch
Dec 8, 2022
Learning Resources

Haber: Your Essential Tool for Building Strong Spanish Sentences.

This Speakable features a video created by Ana of Butterfly Spanish and speaking practice for 15 phrases. Some of the key takeaways from...
Chatty
Jul 31, 2022
Learning Resources

The Power of 'Ya': How to Use It in Different Contexts in Spanish

This Speakable features a video created by Ana of Butterfly Spanish and speaking practice for 16 phrases. In the video Ana covers what the..
Chatty
Jul 30, 2022
Classroom Culture

How to Create a Safe Place to Practice Speaking

Speaking a new language can be daunting, especially in front of friends and classmates. Make your language students feel at ease...
Austin Meusch
Jun 16, 2022
Learning Resources

How I Learned Portuegese

I wanted to make the most of my summer after sophomore year of college, and thought it would be a great opportunity to travel and start...
Nick Meusch
Nov 18, 2021
Teaching Resources

Of Love Letters and the Usefulness of Second Languages

Manuela Saenz, a heroine of South American Wars for Independence, saved and loved Simon Bolivar...
History Hans
Sep 18, 2021
Teaching Resources

The Moors Got the Last Word

It may have been “the moor’s last sigh”, however, it wasn’t the last word on the subject.
History Hans
Sep 11, 2021
Teaching Resources

Revolutionary Art for the Language Classroom

Over the years I have found that utilizing visuals can help motivate students.
History Hans
Sep 4, 2021
Teaching Resources

The Virgin of the Descamisados

Utilizing great speeches can lead to effective and engaging lessons for the language teacher.
History Hans
Aug 28, 2021
Teaching Resources

A Practical Approach to Teaching Vocabulary

Feel like it's time to rethink how you teach vocabulary? Take some ideas from my focused-in-life approach.
Mar Clavijo
Aug 23, 2021
Teaching Resources

Opportunism, Execution and Madness: The Context behind Cinco de Mayo

One Latin holiday stands out for most “Americans” or people of the USA- but do people really understand the meaning of this date? 
History Hans
Aug 21, 2021
Teaching Resources

Travel Projects that Inspire

Looking for new ways to have your students explore the Spanish-speaking world? Send them on a trip!
Señora UP
Aug 12, 2021
Learning Resources

Spanish Grammar 101: Present Perfect Tense Explained

In Spanish, the present perfect tense is one of the most important tenses to learn.
Chatty
Jul 26, 2021
Learning Resources

Don't Get Lost in Translation: Using Indirect Objects Correctly in Spanish

Are you struggling to master indirect objects in Spanish? Don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we'll provide you with..
Chatty
Jul 21, 2021
Miscellaneous

How to Overcome Foreign Language Anxiety

You’ve probably heard other teachers, professors, and business professionals discuss the advantages of knowing a second language in the...
Austin Meusch
Jul 7, 2021
Learning Resources

Ir: The Simplest Way to Talk About the Future in Spanish

As a Spanish learner, you might find yourself struggling with the future tense. It's understandable - the future tense is often considered..
Chatty
Jun 30, 2021
Learning Resources

Understanding the Differences between Adjectives and Adverbs in Spanish and English

Learning a new language can be challenging, especially when it comes to grammar rules and usage of adjectives and adverbs...
Chatty
Jun 30, 2021

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