Note: The changes mentioned in this article were launched in November 2022.
Teachers are constantly adjusting their instructional materials and techniques to ensure that students receive the best possible educational experience. At Duolingo, we do the same thing.
As Duolingo has grown and added more and more features, it's gotten more and more difficult for learners to know what to do in order to maximize their learning. We want to simplify that!
With a new linear path that includes Stories with easily accessible grammar Tips and helpful phrases, students will never again need to wonder what to do next. The path is also differentiated. Students working at a specific place in the path will still encounter the same content, but each will experience an adapted level of difficulty based on their previous accuracy. This will ensure that students get the right lesson at the right time.
One path to rule them all
A new linear path will ensure that students are guided through Duolingo's content in the way that's best for their learning progress.
Built-in variety and review
Grammar support and content previews with Guidebooks
Exercises will be divided into units, and each unit will include a Guidebook packed with tips and helpful phrases for students to focus on.
Clear and comparable progress
The new layout will ensure that you can easily visualize each student's progress through the course and can easily compare students’ progress.
What does this mean for Duolingo’s teachers?
If there are no longer Skills, what will happen to Skill assignments? What information about a curriculum will teachers be able to see, and how will they see it? The truth is that we don’t know everything yet, and we want you to help us make decisions that will create the best experiences for you and your students.
Here’s what we do know
- You’ll still be able to see insights about students’ performance, such as XP earned and time spent learning.
- You’ll still be able to create XP assignments.
Here’s where you come in
We want to learn from you!
- Join our Facebook group: Collaborate with other educators and our team in real-time and stay up-to-date with the latest Duolingo and Duolingo for Schools developments.
- Ask questions and give us feedback: You can reach me (Tracee) via email at email@example.com. You can always submit a ticket to our Support Team using this link.
We’re in this together
Things are going to change a lot and quickly. That goes for the new Duolingo home screen and the new version of Duolingo for Schools that works with the home screen changes. We know that teachers’ work is hard, and we only want to make it easier.
Throughout this process, the Schools team will be learning with you about how to best support you and your students. As we do that, the number of items in the list of what we DO know above will grow, and we’ll remain committed to helping you get the most out of Duolingo for Schools.
We’ll also always do our absolute best to give you the most up-to-date information throughout this process, and we hope that you’ll be patient with and work with us so that we can build the best learning and teaching experiences possible.