Are elementary aged children too young to use duolingo?
I was wondering about the possibility of using duolingo with elementary aged home schooled kids.
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.
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.