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Course for students with different mother tongues


I want to teach some refugees from all over the world with different mother tongues German. Can I manage that the user interface is in German too? Or can I manage to make different mother tongues as a starting point for them? (But lots of languages like Dari (Afghanistan) and Tigrinya (Eritrea) are not offered. I do not want to confuse them with English as lots of them don't know English as well.) Thanks for your help.


February 1, 2017

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The model of Duolingo is learning from your mother tongue, so if they don't have a course from a language the student already speaks, it's not going to work for them. Sorry! They are always making new ones, but I have not seen anything about German courses for speakers of Dari or Tigrinya.

Perhaps you could just recommend Duolingo as a supplement to students whose mother tongue is available? Failing that, if any of them speak Arabic as a second language (or a first one for that matter), there is a German for Arabic speakers: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/de/ar/status

Other than that, the languages one can learn German from include Turkish, Russian, French, Portuguese, English, Spansh, and Italian.

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