Teacher Review For Duolingo

Great Practice for my 7th Graders

Ellen M.
Classroom teacher
Wappingers Falls Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, NY
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My Grades 7
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with General
Special needs
How I Use It
Seventh Grade is the first year students take a language in our school district. For some it is a very scary experience. After completing their computer assignment in my class I permit the students to practice their language be it Spanish, French or Italian by using Duolingo.
My Take
I asked my students to evaluate the site since I do not teach a language. Their response was that they better understand their language teacher because of Duolingo. They are learning words and phrases quicker by using the site. They enjoy that it quizzes them instead of just giving them the answer. One student enjoys it so much she and her mom downloaded it on their phones to practice together.