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A Unique Approach to Using Duolingo

Hi! I wanted to share my experience with Duolingo. I'm a retired English as a Second Language Teacher. I had enough Spanish to easily communicate in the limited area of the classroom, but I was never able to have real conversations. One of my students, a Honduran friend, decided to do Duolingo with me. We do my English to Spanish, then we do his Spanish to English. The experience has been great! We are able to explain to each other some connotations of words and expressions. It's the type of thing that really gives an authentic sound to our conversations. As a result, we both are enjoying long, practical conversations on a regular basis. Duolingo has been such a fantastic tool too work with. I hope that some of you language enthusiasts can find a partner to try this approach with. It takes a great program and makes it even more fun!

June 21, 2019

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaveWillia112441

I wonder if Duo could develop a way to help find partners?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnrearic

That's a great idea!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WideVacuum

i think there's a reason for duolingo for not having a messaging option even tho its a basic option.

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

That's really great to hear. I'm an ESL teacher myself and I've used Duolingo with my classes. I go to one of the later skills from the English for Spanish speakers skill and let one student translate. The next student tells me something he or she notices about the grammar. The third student imagines a sentence that could go before or after to give it context.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darius568602

Great idea! If you are someone helping immigrants learn the language of your country you could do this! Provided it is on Duo and the other person speaks a language that is on Duo.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria_321-

Wonderful recommendation!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkToo2

Genial!! Tiene un lingot

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siqueirajr4

That's great, thanks for sharing!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WafaaAtia

That's good,keep going like this

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Staibshines

That is a wonderful idea! Buddy system for the win!

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Per688594

good

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UnkemptHamster

someone freind me please I need one more for my badge

June 23, 2019
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