Teacher Review for Duolingo

Learning a language just how you SHOULD learn a language! Hands on discovery!

Aaron D.
Classroom teacher
Freeman High School
Adams, NE
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This app allows basic facts about a language to be practiced on multiple levels of student learning abilities. Students can work at their own pace and learn in a way that should be how a language is taught. Duolingo uses images and repetition to help the student discover what words are used to piece together complete statements to get a point across.
My Take
If you are teaching a second language, this app will greatly enhance your lesson through the use of images and voiced prompts allowing your students (as a class, in groups, or individuals) to build and practice their knowledge and fluency of the second language they are learning. The approach that Duolingo has used to teach a second language keeps the students engaged at all times through constant learning, quick learning checks, and a fun gamified structure to promote engagement and interest.