https://www.duolingo.com/Raymona5

ESL teacher with students from different countries

Hi there, I've set up a classroom and I have my students in my classroom on Duolingo. The majority of my students are Korean. When I try to send them an assignment, it appears to default to Korean to English speakers only and they receive the assignment. My few Ukrainian students and Spanish student do not receive the assignment in their language. What can be done? Thank you! AR

March 28, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

Hi! Each classroom can only send assignments of one course (because each course is different, so not all have Verbs 3, for example). I would move the Ukrainian students to their own class, and the Spanish student to their own class so that they can each get different assignments. Or keep them all as they are and only send XP (points) assignments. I hope it helps, Raymona! :]

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gshorr

When testing out the classroom functionality, I found that when setting the language to English, it defaulted to English for Spanish Speakers. I didn't see any other options available. I'm looking into this for my ESL teacher colleagues, but we have large Korean & Chinese speaking populations as well. How do we set the language to English for Chinese speakers, etc?

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raymona5

As I was advised, it's best to set up different classrooms for the language groups. I have Ukrainian French Korean and Spanish students so I'll need 4 classrooms this term and I'll assign different assignments to each group. No way around it. Or I can keep as is and try to send them xp assignments

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gshorr

Right, but in my test classroom I set up where I added myself, it only defaulted to English for Spanish Speakers. I had no way of choosing a different English setting.

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

If you don't select a language, it will default to Spanish, but as soon as students populate the classroom it will detect the majority and change the course. Let me know if you and your colleagues need more help! Check out this message in the help section too. :]

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gshorr

Ooh, awesome. Thanks!

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raymona5

Thanks so much! This is very helpful.

March 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/fernando_belas

If you want to contact them. You can also post a message on their profile. Then you can contact them on their native language. I do that all the time with my students because they don't check their e-mail as much as they sign in on duolingo.

March 30, 2016
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