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Old 07-24-2018, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Foreign language in high school...Duolingo?

My dd has been enjoying Duolingo for French for two years now (she'll be starting 9th grade), but she only spends about 10 minutes a day on it. (The lessons are short.) I want to be able to give her two French credits on her high school transcript. I can't see paying for Rosetta Stone when Duolingo is free and seems to be very good. I used The Learnables Spanish with my boys, and I thought that was also good, but neither of them retained much. (I think a French club would be fun to start, but I don't speak French! Maybe I'll ask around.)

So my question...can we use Duolingo as an actual high school curriculum? We'd need to log around 120 hours to count it as a three hour credit, I believe, so if she spent 40 minutes a day? I'm thinking 30 might be more realistic. And do you know of other ways to enrich the app?

Do you use Duolingo as an official credit, or do you have another curricula you like?
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Default Re: Foreign language in high school...Duolingo?

We did for my dd.My son used Memrise to learn Japanese and is now using Japanese version of this course. More well rounded. He likes it! http://cms.gavirtualschool.org/Share...Soi/index.html Also a french 2 if that is where she is with it but he started with the 1 even tho fairly fluent in japanese now because he enjoys the additonal stuff Some of it applies to classroom setting and she can skip those parts
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Default Re: Foreign language in high school...Duolingo?

Some free French that might be more comprehensive:
https://allinonehomeschool.com/foreign-languages/
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Default Re: Foreign language in high school...Duolingo?

I would have her do Duolingo for the full 40 minutes a day but break it up into two 20-minute sessions.

This made me think of something that I'm going to spin - thanks!
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We r doing duolingo plus Spanish conversation classes And my dds Boyfriend may tutor the younger two this year as his first language is Spanish.
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