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Spanish Teacher from Upstate NY

I have a Spanish 4 student who is suffers from profound deafness. I wear a microphone and she has special hearing aids to capture what I am saying in class. She is a superlative lip reader and at times I forget she has a disability. Today, I introduced Duolingo to my class and she became frustrated with the listening tasks. The microphone will not work with this. This is my third year working with her and for the first time she said to me, "This isn't fair for me."

Help! Is there anyway I can modify the tasks for her so that she is only reading and translating? She doesn't want to click "skip" because that is marking her wrong for something she is unable to do.

Additionally, I looked but seem to have missed where I could contact someone from Duolingo itself directly. Has anyone seen an email address or number to speak with someone directly?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

September 15, 2015




To change the settings to turn off listening exercises, hover over the username where it appears in the blue bar at the top of the screen. Select "Settings" from the drop down menu. Under Accounts there is an option to turn off the speakers. Here is the direct link https://www.duolingo.com/settings/account I hope that helps!


Hi lisawells2732! I work at duolingo and Usagiboy7 has kindly given you the instructions for turning off certain types of exercises. Please let me know if there is anything I can do that will help your student further; you can write here or you can send teaching-related emails to teachers@duolingo.com. :]

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