Teacher Review for Duolingo

Good way to "Gameify" language learning

Ashley M.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 7, 8, 9
My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
This is a fantastic tool for classrooms with tablets, Chromebooks, or laptops. It allows students to move their own pace and the Pedagogy has been and continues to be modified over time to be more effective. The company is fantastic, and the ads, for the free versions, do not interrupt the lesson.
My Take
I believe it is a great supplement to a classroom. it requires written, spoken, read, and heard tasks. It is full of short lessons that give you enough info to work your brain, but not so much you fry it.