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duolingo for the deaf

My boyfriend is deaf and wants to learn spanish for work. It would be cool if there was a way to turn off audio dependent exercises so he could use duolingo; I really like this system and wish I could suggest it for him.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/bchan
bchan
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In the settings, there is an option to turn the speakers off that will disable listen challenges.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanSaves

Is that only on the computer? Because on the app, you can only turn off sound effects; it still talks and does audio exercises

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bchan
bchan
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The app and the web react a bit differently in this regard.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanSaves

Thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danny667
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Gawh you're sweet here have a lingot

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ebagares

Over a decade ago I took several American Sign Language immersion courses which I found easy, intuitive and very fun to learn. I work in a clinic and on few rare occasions I do use it with a few patients which is very helpful when I need to draw blood or certain other medical procedures. But aside from that I don't get a chance to use or practice ASL much. I don't know if it would even be possible but it would be great if I/we could learn ASL (or other sign languages) through Duolingo or online. I've found a few ASL/English dictionaries on line but I think it would awesome if we could learn any language to any other language. But kudos to you and your boyfriend!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Falinda_
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I am in full agreement with you. I wish there were more options available for learning and practicing ASL and other signed languages. I also find learning signed languages more enjoyable as I am a visual learner and ASL just some how makes more sense to me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J.C.theBird

I'm not deaf, but I have hearing comprehension problems. I wish there was a way to leave the sound on so I can get an idea of how to properly pronounce unfamiliar words, without having to answer questions for "Type what you hear" because I can assure you, what I hear is not what Duolingo thinks I should have heard.

7 months ago