Using Duolingo as an online course equivalent?
I teach parents English. All of my students speak Spanish as their first language. Many of the parents/adults I try to recruit can't attend my in-person class sessions because of a conflicting schedule. I have used Duolingo school as a way to give homework for my classroom students, but recently decided to experiment with using Duolingo as a way to reach parents who work or have irregular schedules.
Right now the format is basically that I'm putting people into a Duolingo classroom, assigning them 20-30 minutes of Duolingo a day, and then meeting with them for individual supplementary tutoring like once or twice a week.
Does anyone have any experience doing this? Any advice? I was planning on maybe using Tinycards or the podcasts/class activities sections to supplement face time.
I don't have experience of doing so as a teacher, but I have experience of using Duolingo as a learner (and I am a teacher).
I would say revision is the most important thing. Tell your students how to use their duome.eu page to see which skills aren't gold any more. For example, here's yours: https://duome.eu/BiancaDeRa/progress. Tell them to make sure that the skills are kept gold. That way Duolingo's spaced repetition approach will work properly.
This feature used to be on the main Duolingo page. It was Duolingo's defining feature, and the thing that makes it effective as a language-learning tool. Though they still record the data, they've decided not to display it any more, for some reason that makes no sense to anyone :(
Hooray for whoever built duome.eu :)