Seeking guidance from other teachers...

I've often heard about duolingo being used as a supplement to an actual textbook, and since I've never met the perfect textbook, I've considered doing it the other way around... making duolingo the foundation for my high school curriculum, supplemented by a quality textbook, lots of speaking practice, and my own extensive examples of French as it is actually encountered online in social media, news accounts, music, etc. Has anyone out there done this? If so, how did it work out? How did you dovetail duolingo with a textbook?

The reason I'd like to do it this way is that I've been invited to teach at a charter high school that focuses hugely on the student as an individual. Duolingo would let them work at their own pace, with lots of reinforcement and extras from me.

What do you think, teachers?

July 3, 2019


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