https://www.duolingo.com/LindsayMan3

Remove Flirting Option?

Is there a way to remove the flirting lesson? My students are in 6th grade and a little young for it. Thanks!

2 years ago

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For what it's worth, the vocabularies tend more to the silly than the risque.

2 years ago

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Hi LindsayMan3,

Could you relocate this discussion in the “Educators" forum? You'll be more likely to have useful answers there (and it belongs there ;) ). Thx!
To relocate it (\/!\ please, don’t create a new one \/!\), edit your original post then select said forum in the drop-down menu on top-left of the edition area.

Have a look to this short guide to help you knowing where to post your (future) discussions on Duolingo’s forums.


Is there a way to remove the flirting lesson?

As far as I know, you can't.

It's the "Can I buy you a drink?" that isn't appropriate for my students.

Did you blocked the "mature" words in your settings at schools.duolingo.com?
I'd think it would block the word drink thus any sentence with it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindsayMan3

@jrikhal Thank you for your help! I still can't post in the discussion you linked me too. I will have to get up to level II first. (If, as a moderator, you'd like me to delete this thread since it's not in the right place, just let me know.) I did read, however, that at least as of 7 months ago, there's not a way to prevent students from doing the bonus lesson if they earn enough points, and switching off mature language doesn't affect it.

2 years ago

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I did read, however, that at least as of 7 months ago, there's not a way to prevent students from doing the bonus lesson if they earn enough points, and switching off mature language doesn't affect it.

Bonus skills aren't affected by "mature words" feature: this feature acts on lexemes taught to users. So if the lexeme "noun drink" is in the list then it'll shouldn't be presented to users (independently of where the sentence appears, in a bonus skill or not). They are two independent things. ;)

I still can't post in the discussion you linked me too. I will have to get up to level II first. (If, as a moderator, you'd like me to delete this thread since it's not in the right place, just let me know.)

Better not deleting it, it could interest other Educators in that may have the same question one day. It'd be better to relocate it after leveling up to level 2: take (from your own LindsayMan3 account any shortcut in the tree you're teaching to your student and you'll level up (even far more than level 2). ;)


Note: once level 2 in any course (and thus with normal access to the forums), you'll be also able to answer to a specific comment, which helps keeping the discussions organized. ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindsayMan3

Just moved it! Thanks for all your help!

2 years ago

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Thx for having moved it (and thus taken the time to take some lessons!)! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

You know, I agree with Daniel, you should probably make an educator account rather than a random account that is only active on the forums. (And only one forum.)

Edit: OK, you are using this account to learn a language, nevermind. Good luck with your studies!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagicalMaya13

The flirting isn't really all lovey dovey. Mostly, it's conversational stuff. There are a few lovey dovey things in there, but nothing very serious. The most romantic phrase will probably just be I love you. It's not really as bad as you would think, and it doesn't cover nearly enough to allow your students to flirt. Mainly just conversational stuff.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindsayMan3

It's the "Can I buy you a drink?" that isn't appropriate for my students. The rest of it doesn't seem bad at all.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anime_for_life

I agree

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

A drink of coca-cola or lemonade? Really?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindsayMan3

I wanted to post it in the Educator Forum, but it tells me I have to be level II. I did change my settings to not include all words, which said it takes out the words "beer" and "wine." I'm hoping it will also remove "Can I buy you a drink?"

Thank you everyone for your help! I really appreciate it!

2 years ago

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but it tells me I have to be level II.

Yes, we're supposed to post on forums only once level 2. Duo didn't put such restriction on the Troubleshooting forum only to let users not able to have their course working at all to the be able to ask for help having the course working.

I'm hoping it will also remove "Can I buy you a drink?"

You may want to ask directly to Duo staff on this discussion (which is dedicated to this feature "Hiding mature words") if this option discard any sentence with the noun drink or not (if not it'll discard no sentences at all due to the presence of the noun drink).

2 years ago

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To be totally honest, it's all just so cheesy and it isn't that bad. :3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

To be honest here as well, I feel as if the world is totally paranoid...

Hmm...

2 years ago
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