https://www.duolingo.com/SrAudreyFrances

Could educators remove access to "flirting lessons" bonus?

Thank you again to those who have made DuoLingo accessible for schools--it is a wonderful find for my classrooms.

I understand that DuoLingo was not initially developed for schools, so there are some aspects that are more appropriate for an adult audience. I teach elementary school children, and I would like ask whether teachers could have the option to remove the bonus lesson (found in the Lingot Store as well as when bonus skills appear) that offers to teach users how to flirt in French, since that is not appropriate for an elementary classroom setting. Thank you.

September 8, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

You might look at the idioms bonus skill also. I quit out of it after too many idioms for hangovers.

September 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FrauBellePlaine

I would appreciate this option. I teach middle schoolers and have warned them away from these two purchases... but some had Lingots "burning holes in their pockets" and some went ahead anyway... really didn't hold their interest for very long!

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
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Why, as a teacher, would you discourage your students from going above and beyond to learn more than the course curriculum?

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Iul1
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Wait, you are saying the flirting section didn't interest the students?

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/damseljt

On a different note, How can I delete unwanted languages in my profile?

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sldeane
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I agree, that would be very helpful. I also teach middle school and some of them become distracted by it (as well as distracting other students!).

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MadameLevasseur

Those would not be appropriate - anything related to flirting, hangovers, etc. in a high school setting either. Please remove those.

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
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Perhaps teachers should be less concerned about what's "appropriate" and more concerned about how they can engage their students. If students are interested enough to learn more than what's required of them, that should be celebrated and rewarded.

September 18, 2015

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exactly. and let's not act oblivious to the fact that high schoolers are well aware of topics like this

November 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rhodes.a.e

I have to agree, I have gotten emails from parents asking why I am encouraging my fourth graders to learn words like "sexy" in their Spanish Duolingo lessons. The students have been warned away from the flirting lesson, but it would be easier if educators could restrict access to these types of lessons until the students are older and more mature. It would be better and less discouraging to simply block access to these lessons with age-inappropriate content, rather than needing to verbally dissuade my students from learning new things!

October 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/classe219

I see the space for me to buy those two lessons (flirting & idioms) in my personal Duolingo account, but I do not see that option yet on my teacher account. Is it possible they are not available for school, because that would be great.

November 24, 2016

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Are you taking the same course with both accounts?
If not, it's probably simply that the course you're following with your "teacher account" hasn't any bonus skill.

November 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RandiNew

Please remove the flirting bonus option! It's inappropriate for the students I teach!

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SrAudreyFrances

Thank you, DuoLingo team for implementing the option to hide the flirting bonus! I saw that the bonus is now hidden when you click the option to hide "mature words." It will make things much simpler in the classroom! Now I won't be worried about parents contacting me to ask why their children are being taught those kinds of words in my classroom.

August 31, 2018
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