One of the most popular posts recently has been about Choice Real World Homework. I have also posted about two of my new favorite additions #SpanStuChat and Trivia Crack in Spanish. Today I am going to share about another new (to us) option, Duolingo. I am pretty sure I am the last world language teacher to try out this free way to work on language skills, but in case any of you have not jumped in, I figured I would share.
Duolingo is a FREE online service and app to practice a language using speaking, listening, writing and translation for tons of languages. You can start at the beginning or take a placement test to see where you fall in the learning of the language (NOTE: I would recommend taking the placement test on a computer rather than a phone, to avoid typing and accent errors.) This week while exploring the app I started learning French.
How does Duolingo fit with Choice Real World Homework you ask? I have added “play Duolingo for 30 minutes” as a 3 point option. (Spanish III & IV need 3 points per week). I do hope that by downloading and starting the program that they will continue to play, even beyond earning homework points 🙂
Something else that is worth investigating is the new Duolingo: Schools.