Teacher Review For Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

Great idea with poor execution

Lindsay F.
Classroom teacher
Parkview Elementary School
Fort Worth, TX
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Great with ELL
How I Use It
I specifically used this for my dual language/ELL learners. I thought it would be a good app for them to bridge from Spanish to English but they lost interest VERY quickly. While I like the concepts, the gamification element is very weak and the software simply didn't hold my students' interest.
My Take
I think that this is a great concept but I do think that for the target market it needs to have more gamification elements to make it more appealing to the younger set.