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Suggestions for how to go about using DuoLingo with a Burmese speaking student.

I am an teacher of English learners in California. For the first time ever in my 15 years of teaching, I have a student from Myanmar. Her native language is Burmese. Since Burmese probably does not come up all that often, I am having trouble trying to figure out how to get her on Duolingo. I wish there were just a way to set no native language and have all of the instruction in English. Does anyone know if there is a way to use Duolingo in that way, or if not, is there a similar alternative to DuoLingo that does not require students to register with a native language?

August 29, 2016

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There are courses that use a visual dictionary, rather than having a source language.




However, these will usually only teach vocabulary - and mostly concrete nouns at that.


You could speak to Clozemaster. Their site is here: https://www.clozemaster.com/languages

They present you with sentences that have a word missing, which you select from a list.

No mention of Burmese currently, but as you would be targeting English, there would be no extra TTS costs for them. So they may be willing. Possibly.

Their about page states that they are open to suggestions for new languages (source and target). Contact them here if you want: https://www.clozemaster.com/contact

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