Alcohol/dating references - Spanish

I would like to use duolingo classroom for my middle school Spanish students, but is there a way to remove the alcohol and dating references from the lessons?

June 11, 2016


I found some info on that subject in the Educators help section.

June 11, 2016

Thanks. Will take a look

June 11, 2016

hughcparker gave you the definitive answer, but you might also be interested in this discussion post:

June 12, 2016

Thanks! I was able to change that function. I appreciate everyone's help

June 18, 2016

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. The alcohol references are extremely minimal and purely education. Learning words like beer, wine, and alcohol in Spanish won't turn kids into alchoholics. As for the dating references, the few are completely non-explicit and respectful. It's not a big problem.

June 22, 2016

There is an option to limit it, but it is extremely minimal anyway. Alcohol references are minor, and are hardly explicit, this goes for the 'flirting' skill as well.

June 22, 2016

Unfortunately, even if the references are "minor," in public schools it would be a problem. (Especially for elementary school teachers.)

August 13, 2016

I think that probably varies from region to region. I work in a state school, and I'm pretty sure we wouldn't remove the references to alcohol. There's a big difference between learning the translation of a word, and encouraging the kids to go out and get plastered.

August 15, 2016
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