https://www.duolingo.com/LauraSLytle

Are elementary aged children too young to use duolingo?

I was wondering about the possibility of using duolingo with elementary aged home schooled kids.

January 11, 2019

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Katycatz

Great question! Duolingo is a great resource for language learners of any age. I recommend that you use Duolingo For Schools (via this link: https://schools.duolingo.com/) where you can create a classroom for your kids and through that, manage privacy settings for them to disable any 'mature' words like beer or wine.

Another benefit to using a teaching account for your kids is to be able to assign HW and tasks for them that you can monitor and track.

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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When you learn Italian, you have to type/write in English or tap the word banks in English.

Sometimes you have to write in Italian (not on a high ratio).

Duolingo's focus is reading in the target language and writing in the native language.

If the child can not read or write well, it will give them a hard time.

I heard that some courses are especially very picky with the English translations / how you say some things and which answers are accepted; English speakers on a higher level even have sometimes problems with that.

I do not think that very young kids bring very much patience with them ;)

Visual learning and animations with dedicated kid learning programs might fit them better.

But maybe they like the tapping mobile app with the new UI design? ;)

You have to try it out for 1-4 weeks and see if it is a success or fail.

AFAIK are the Duolingo mobile apps not READY for the classroom http://schools.duolingo.com environment.

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TioBigotes

I use it for classrooms 3rd grade and up. The "disable certain words" feature is a joke. It doesn't work. I can't imagine why this particular "feature" is so hard to get right. Otherwise it's great.

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bayoubougre

Perfect for elementary. It will help with both their first language (I'm assuming English) and the target language. I teach elementary, and my students have always enjoyed it.

February 8, 2019
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