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Accents on Spanish lessons?

I’m a longtime Duolingo user looking to incorporate Duolingo in some Spanish classes. Is there a way to require students to type accents?

Or at the very least is there some implement of accountability where I can check on their regularly practicing proper usage of punctuation?

In a language like Spanish proper use of accents is as essential as spelling. I would even say it IS a part of spelling as the meaning of a word changes completely depending on whether an accent is present or not. Famous example: “por qué” and “por que” are two completely different words (why and because).

I know that Duolingo for the rest of us has always let us slide when it comes to punctuation, and I don’t think that will change any time soon. But it’s even more crucial in a proper classroom setting. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance!

April 4, 2020

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I would truly love this, SingeGainsbourg. I constantly tell my students that there is a HUGE difference between "Tengo dieciseis años" and "Tengo dieciseis anos."

(For my French classes, I use "Répétez, s'il vous plaît" vs. "Repetez, s'il vous plaît")

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