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Problems for being student/educator at the same time.

I am a Spanish native speaker and I am learning French from Spanish. At the same time I am teaching a Spanish Duolingo classroom for English speaking students. My problem is that the classroom takes Spanish as the interface language for the classroom exercises. That is a problem because my students do not understand the instructions for the exercises in Spanish. The explanation is, I guess, that Duolingo assign Spanish to everything that I am doing as student and teacher just because I am using Spanish for my French class. The only way around this I have is adding Spanish to my personal list of languages I studying, but in doing that it changes all the instructions and exercises of my French course to English also, which I do not want. Any one else out there with this same situation? I am very frustrated about this. Apart from that, I do really love Duolingo.

Thanks a lot for your help.

November 29, 2016

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There are two things:

  • In your classroom, you need to check that both language settings are correct - both the setting labelled Duolingo Language Course, and the setting labelled What language do your students speak?.

  • Your students have access to all of Duolingo's courses, not just the one in your classroom. You might need to get your students to add the correct course. They need to hold the mouse over the flag at the top of the page, and click on Add a new course. In the top right hand corner of the page that appears, there's a field labelled I speak..., which they can change to English.

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