ESL / EFL Language Teacher Duolingo Website
I'm an ESL teacher, and I'm using Duolingo to teach English to my Korean adult students. Since I’ve introduced Duolingo to them, they have been using it daily to master many new language skills, which is tremendously encouraging to me.
I want to point out that it would be utterly world and life changing for ESL/EFL teachers worldwide if you would set up a place on duolingo.com for teachers to create language classes, that our students in could join and from which we teachers could track our students skill learning progress, any places they might be having difficulties and therefore where they might need help. Have you heard of khanacademy.com? They have a beautiful system that serves just this kind of function for math and science subjects, so if you patterned your future teachers system off of their teachers website structure, it would create an opportunities for many hundreds of thousands, if not millions of English teachers around the world to utilize Duolingo as a teaching tool to further our students skills mastery, and save us tremendous amounts of time grading our students work because of your already developed system, adding many of our students to your worldwide team of translators, enabling us to focus on spending time with individual students or small groups rather than having to spend so much time lecturing. I hope this vision makes sense, in that I am proposing a kind of "flip the classroom" scenario. You really have a powerful opportunity to change fundamentally the way ESL is taught around the world.
I have over 3000 hours of English teaching instruction experience, am TESOL certified, and am working on my MA in TESOL, and am very tech savvy. If I may play any part in developing a system of this nature, please contact me. Thank you for your consideration, and please let me know your thoughts.
Cheers, Levi - ( Peace263 ) From California
I like your idea so much. I asked Luis about collaboration with KhanAcademy in his Reddit QandA but didn't get an answer. Anyway your idea is way better and powerful.
I didn't even realize I'd posted in trouble shooting. Thank you for point out my mistake! Hopefully this idea will gain some traction and we can rock the planet with powerful language teaching.