Duolingo Language Challenge
Students in third and fourth grade are beginning to work on Duolingo, a language-learning app. They will be assigned a certain number of points, or “XP”, to earn each week; whatever amount they do not complete in class will be homework. The goals are for:
- students to work at their own [accelerated] pace–there is a minimum baseline requirement for each week, but beyond that, the sky’s the limit; and
- to keep chugging away at the language, a little bit at a time. Working for five hours one day and then not doing anything for five weeks is not ideal–it is much better to work at it 5 minutes a day for 5 weeks.
Anyway, I am extending an open invitation to all faculty and families who have ever had “learn a language” on their bucket list. If you would like to study a language, “compete” with students, and/or simply need a little extra motivation to keep with your study, you can sign up at duolingo.com and join my “teachers/parents” class with the progress sharing code (in your email).
This challenge is open to ALL families and faculty members. I am hoping even for three of you to sign up–students will get a kick out of competing with adults!! Oh… and any language is game here. Students will study Spanish, but I am only comparing the number of points you earn on the app, so choose the language that interests you most! Have a lovely day!
NOTE: The colors on the leaderboard correspond to Duolingo leagues- [bronze], silver, gold, sapphire, ruby, emerald, amethyst, pearl, obsidian, diamond.