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Suggestions for ESL students whose first languages aren't available on Duolingo?

I used Duolingo before for my own foreign language practice and was so excited to use it with my middle school students. Unfortunately, as we were setting up accounts today, there are several whose first languages aren't available on Duolingo (4 speak Haitian Creole, 3 speak Bengali, and 2 speak Gujarati). Of course I understand that not every language can be supported, but if they know just enough "passing" English to practice, is there an option for learning English as an English speaker?

Several of them know other languages but not enough of that language to use with Duolingo :(

October 28, 2015

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The ones who speak Haitian Creole might be able to get by with English from French. Ask the others if English from Hindi is completely impossible for them. Many people who speak Gujarati may have some knowledge of Hindi. It is the closest language that is available for them as of yet. There is no English from English course. If that is what you need to use, please check out this course: http://esl.about.com/

Alternatively, you could check here: http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/english/ http://www.memrise.com/courses/bengali/




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