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Student Languages

Hello, In establishing my Duolingo for Schools Class, I was "forced" to choose one native language for my ESL learners. That is, they are all learning English with me, but my class includes speakers of 6-9 languages at any given time. Is there any way to address this? Is there a way for me to assign English as the language of instruction, and then to have my students individually opt for different languages of instruction? Thanks!

June 9, 2020

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

Hello,

If you're teaching English to students with different language backgrounds, you can select 'No specific language' under 'My students are studying...' (a bit counterintuitive, I know). You will not be shown a curriculum, and you will only be able to assign XP, not specific skills. The system is not (currently) set up to have different base language-target language pairs in the same classroom, unfortunately.

I teach English or ELL/ESL, what do I do?
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002569763


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gigi238259

Fabulous, Atervanda! I never would have figured this out on my own. It's tempting to create different classes to accommodate my different learners... We shall see. Again, thank you!

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