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Duolingo in Classroom (Student with learning disabilities)

I teach English to Spanish speaking students and I am using Duolingo as a supplement in my classroom .. However, a couple of my students have learning disabilities which impede their ability to write well in their native language (nevermind a second language). My question is this- I would like them to go through Duolingo completing each section up to the second crown level (third-fifth are mostly writing based).. Is this possible or do you need all 5 crown levels in order to pass the checkpoints?

November 28, 2018



Yes, that is possible. You only need crown level 1 in order to continue to the next skill.

Introduction Level: Recognition

This level introduces all the words and grammatical concepts in the skill with two types of exercises: image exercises and assisted recognition exercises.
Image exercises introduce words by asking you to pick which image matches the word you are learning.
Assisted recognition exercises ask you to translate a sentence from the language you are learning into your native language. New words are highlighted and tapping on them shows a translation.
There is also a word bank, which contains all the words in the translated sentence as well as a few distracting words to make the exercise more challenging.


Duolingo's advice in

.... you don’t have to get to Level 5 right away!
We in fact recommend you don’t get to Level 5 all in one go.

Level 5 is there to show that you have practiced the words in that skill a ton and probably don’t need further practice on it for quite a while. It’s completely optional.
We definitely think we can do a better job of encouraging you not to binge on one skill, .....

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