Teacher Review For Duolingo

Simple design and a great community will help you learn a new language.

Graham E.
Media specialist/librarian
Beals Elementary School
Omaha, NE
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this program as a reward for students who have finished their work. It really relies on students having a desire to learn another language, given that they are not currently taking a language class at the elementary level. If students are not driven to learn, they will quickly abandon the program.
My Take
If students are driven, they may continue to do the program outside of school. Considering I am not a foreign language teacher, I can't vouch for the validity of the content, but I believe it works well for at least establishing a basis of knowledge and vocabulary. This is most certainly a supplemental activity.