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Speak more. Give your students online voice based assignments.

Speak more. Give your students online voice based assignments.
Create online assignments that make engaging and assessing spoken performance as natural as giving out a worksheet. Make oral exams that take a fraction of the time to administer and assess. Perfect for IB and AP preparation. Offer targeted feedback to individual responses to maximize student improvement. Incorporate video and images to create media and culture-rich exercises. Archive all your assignments and students' responses to reuse next time and track individual improvement.

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