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The sounds are frustrating for kids

Hi, I'm a teacher and I've been using duolingo school, for the second year in a row. I've noticed that the sounds when a student fail a level test gets to be frustrating. As a teacher I know how positive reinforcement helps, and the sounds ridiculices a bit the tester who fails. Can duolingo find better options? can you improve your sounds and texts to make a fail a possibility to retry so they all match with the great quality of the app...

October 22, 2019



Hi, TavoAndre, just curious: Is there a reason you are encouraging your students to take the "test out of level" option, instead of having them build the skill?

The reason I ask is because I don't really want my students trying to test out of a level they are not ready for. If my students insist on trying and then fail, I simply say, "That's because you need more practice." But I hadn't thought of using them as actual tests before. Is that what you are doing?

Thank you for your input!


For the time being, you can disable sound effects here: https://www.duolingo.com/settings

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