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Keyboard is in English, but answer needs to be in primary language. What is the work-around? Help!

I have little 1st and 3rd graders that cannot get past the questions that ask them to respond in their primary language. How do you change the keyboard (since they are here in America and using different devices at school that only have an English keyboard)? Help! Kids don't like to skip or get an answer wrong, just because it's insisting on putting the answer in Korean, for example, when they are not on a Korean keyboard? I need a very realistic solution to this problem.

Please note: we are trying to get students who speak no english, using different.. devices... daily.., to navigate settings on a computer that they don't know how to use (because it's all in English, they are 6-7 years old which is a feat in itself AND it's a tech thing). There's got to be a way to just bypass those questions without the student being dinged? Help still needed. Someone must have faced this problem before.

2 years ago

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You can set up computers with quick keyboard shortcuts to switch between installed keyboards.

2 years ago

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If you're running Windows, there''s a setting that allows you to change keyboard languages using simple button combinations.

On Windows 7, you would go to Control Panel>Region & Language>Keyboards & Languages>Change Keyboards, add whatever language you want to the list, then go to "Advanced Key Settings" and you can assign button combinations to switch to those.

2 years ago

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Coconutti

I really don't know! But if it is on a tablet, you should be able to go to the tablets settings and change it from there but I'm not an expert so it may not be the same!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Padlix

if it's just a few letters that are different from an english keyboard there might be key combinations that add letters like åæäü, but that's not really the best solution

2 years ago

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For Latin characters such as ä ö ü ß å æ œ (you get the idea) there’s almost always a small virtual keyboard. For Korean though … there must be an IME for that.

2 years ago

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Sadly, we are trying to get students who speak no english, using different.. devices... daily.., to navigate settings on a computer that they don't know how to use (because it's all in English, they are 6-7 years old which is a feat in itself AND it's a tech thing). There's got to be a way to just bypass those questions without the student being dinged? Help still needed. Someone must have faced this problem before.

2 years ago

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Figure out, yourself, precisely how to do what you want your students to do. Write it all down, step by step. Then make illustrated descriptions of just what to do, using screenshots, etc. give them to the students, and walk the students through them as many times as necessary.

> There's got to be a way to just bypass those questions . . .

Why? Computers are not magic. The best thing to do is determine the very simplest way to do whatever is necessary and then coach the kids through it until they can do it on their own. Or at least that's all I can think of. If you have a competent system administrator at your school, or some kind of computer expert, consult with him/her.

2 years ago

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You would have to contact Duolingo and ask them to add a new feature. Then you'd have to wait for them to create, test, and release that feature. What you're asking for does not currently exist.

2 years ago