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How do you grade students who are using this app?

I work with homeschoolers who use this app but how much time do you think an average student spends on one lesson? How do you decide how many lessons a student should complete per term? Anyone else out there using Duolingo for this? Also, I wish there was a way to see WHAT each section consists of. For example, I see that a student has completed the "Food" section and it was 7 lessons but WHAT was in each lesson? Is there a way to do this other than going through each language lesson myself? Thanks in advance for your help!

April 8, 2015



Hi!, I use it as out of the classroom practice (5% on their final grade), I tell them to practice at least once a day, or make 70 points in a week (which is fairly the same), and the grade for their duolingo section will be proportional to the level of completion of the base goal I set. Some play more than I ask, which is excellent, some love it, some just do what I tell them to, some forget to practice, but as I always tell them, the key to learning a language is in practicing it as much and as often as you can.


And what is wrong with going through each language lesson yourself? That's the best way to find out what is in each section.


As Macjory has suggested, it is best if you go through it yourself. If you are a teacher, you shouldn't have much of a problem.

As an alternative, you could first test out of all the skills (at check points in the tree), which will open up the whole (or parts of) tree for you. You can then click on a skill, and look at all the words taught in the lessons that come under that skill.

The former is better because you also get to know the kinds of exercises that the kids do.

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    Well, you could ask them? Or, when you are about to go learn the lesson, under it, has the words that will be learnt this lesson.


    I've discovered that not all of the words listed are necessarily covered in the lessons, and occasionally, there are words in the lessons that don't appear in the box. Best not to trust them completely.

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