Where can I make suggestions?
I'm a middle school Spanish teacher and I love the concept of Duolingo. I've been using a different language learning tool to help kids learn vocabulary for over five years, but it is not really supported anymore, probably, in part, because of tools like Duolingo.
However, the only reason I can't completely go with Duolingo as a formal method as part of my curriculum is that, if I am not mistaken, I cannot create my own vocabulary sets, which I really need to be able to do. I would happily pay a small fee for the ability to be able to do so.
Where can we make suggestions? I'm sure I'm not the first, but I'm so eager for Duolingo to make this available. Has anyone talked about when/if this might be available?
Thanks so much!
Hi! This is the perfect place to make those suggestions, as we monitor it constantly for these ideas and requests. We are aware that teachers would like custom vocabulary features, and this is an exciting time for us all, because Duolingo for Schools is still in its early stages of development, so you can imagine the inspiration and ideas we get from teachers. We are working hard to bring as many features as we can, as quickly as possible, and hope you keep an eye in the forum, as we announce the latest tools and features of Duolingo for Schools. Thank you for sharing and keep it coming when you think of something new! :]
Learning French right now... In your desktop app you have a Words section... It would be real helpful to not only list the meaning beside the word, a popup hint box would work too, and a play button to listen to how the word is pronounced... ALSO, if you do click on a word to learn more about it, a forward and back button set would be nice so that you could go through the list of words more quickly... kind of like using flash cards. One thing that I think this site lacks is a good study guide to learning phonetics. Something you could refer back to from time to time... Hope you are still watching this discussion... Thank you ;-)
Hi, I have a suggestion that I think would be useful, why not add a section called “Duolingo Jokes”, where learners can read or listen to jokes in their target language. I can imagine Duo standing on a stage with a mike as an emblem for this section. I think nothing helps with vocab retention like comedy and laughter.
For example, I remeber when I first started learning Russian on Duolingo, I encountered a ridiculous sentence, but even after seeing it once, I never forgot it again, it’s not exactly hilarious, but for some reason it makes me laugh, it goes : «Торт или смерть!», which translates to “Cake or death!”, I always imagine some funny situation when I hear it.
Thanks for considering the suggestions.