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English for Speakers of Korean Duolingo for the Classroom

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I'm currently teaching English in South Korea and would love to use Duolingo as a resource but it only gives me the option of choosing English for Spanish speakers. If I change everything to Korean I can pick English for Korean speakers, but my Korean is not advanced enough to navigate the website in Korean. Is there any way to access activities for English for Speakers of Korean in my classroom while keeping the website in English for me?

May 15, 2016

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Is there any way to access activities for English for Speakers of Korean in my classroom while keeping the website in English for me?

No. The language of the interface is at a given moment the "from" language of the course your logged into at this given moment.

If I change everything to Korean I can pick English for Korean speakers, but my Korean is not advanced enough to navigate the website in Korean.

Create your classroom under English interface. Retrieve the link to your classroom.
The, note where to click to change the course-settings for said class while navigating with English interface.
Switch to Korean interface and follow the same step of clicks you just noted. Choose the course "English from Korean" as the course of your class.

You can now (in the order you want) share with your student the link to your classroom and switch back to the English interface.

If you want to make assignments, I think you'll have to follow the same process.

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KellyRosebecc

I am in the same situation, although I am teaching English to Japanese speakers. I will follow the procedures outlined below (thank you!). I understand it is a slow process and time/man power limits but it would be wonderful to be able to use the assignment features in an EFL capacity (that is teaching EFL to non-native speakers). All the best to other EFL teachers out there!

May 16, 2016

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Well I figured out how to do it. You don't have to change the language of your Duolingo, just go over theirs with them. My students can have their Duolingos in English/Korean and I can keep mine in English. The whole Spanish thing doesn't seem to matter, it's just what we see. I tested with a few different accounts, each student can use whichever L1 they need and it won't affect anything. So I can have students who speak both Korean and and Japanese in the same class and it won't affect anything at all. I just have to get them signed up and give them the class code. Hope this helps anybody else!

May 16, 2016

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The configuration of the classroom itself normally matters in order for you to track their progress (from schools.duolingo.com, which is what Duo Schools has been created for ;)) and assigning them goals (which is the idea of schools.duolingo.com). See

skill assignments and power practice [...] depend fully on the classroom’s common language course.

in "" section in the help page.

You may be also interested by the "I teach English or ELL/ESL, what do I do? section.

But, indeed, if the goal is just to have them taking the course without monitoring them from schools.duilingo.com then, like any account on Duolingo, they can follow the course they want.

May 17, 2016
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