Actually, in preschool, it's much easier to teach the children how to read. The learners may be young but their level of Greek comprehension is higher than the average non-Greek speaker. The preschool child already understands and uses a great many words and knows by basic syntax through using the language.
We must assume that those who are learning Greek as a second language do not know any words or even the alphabet. However, they do have experience in at least their native language which will be a foundation for the new language.
Thus we are trying to teach the alphabet in the first skill using simple words.
Before the word "megaphone" is introduced there have been exercises with"
LESSON 1 α,ανανάς, άλφα, το, ο, όμικρον, ν, γραμμα,
LESSON 2 κ, κακό, δάδα, μαμά, μ,
μι, δ, δέλτα, κάππα LESSON 3 λ,, λάμδα, καλό, ε, ελένη, η, έψιλον, ταυ,τ LESSON 4 γ, γεγονός, ιλιάδα, ήδη, ήτα, γάμα, γεγονός, μπαμπάς, ι γιώτα LESSON 5 λουλούδι, π, και, ποπ κορν, ξυλόφωνο, ξ, ντουντούκα
See here for some other assistance in learning the alphabet as other helpful links.
Hope they help.
That wouldn't be the first mistake Google has made. Try this for verification.
Also, please note the other comments on this page all refer to "bullhorn, megaphone or loudspeaker''.
These are two good links to help you navigate Duolingo.
P.S. I have sent an edit report to Google let's see when they change it.
This skill is meant to help you learn the Greek alphabet and how the letters sound and a few simple words are used to do that. You will also need to access your Greek keyboard.
If you prefer you can go straight to the links:
HOW TO GET THE GREEK KEYBOARD
These links will not only show you how to get the Greek keyboard but also how to find the Greek letters on it, how to add accents, how to pronounce the letters and more:
THE GREEK ALPHABET
Some simple hints to get you started:
If you have questions just ask.
Quick reply. Thanks. I do understand the concept. I also understand the difference between pedagogy and andragogy, the education of adults. In andragogy, a relationship to the existing activities of the day enhances learning. Most of Duolingo is set up that way. This particular phrase was not.
Yes, that's something the team discovered when we came on board. The course was created 4 years ago and the team that was present at the time tried it's best to introduce an alphabet that was very different from any of the others.
We are now creating a new skill and believe, with the new innovations since released by Duolingo, that our new method is much improved. Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.