Jim Oser's duolingo posts

  • Youtube channels for listening skills

    @ Joe-Bill Sounds like you are looking for feel good Spanish videos. Diego Ojeda just started promising one feel good video everyday during covid 19.

    youtube videos with transcripts, made for high school students

    DIEGO OJEDA

    World Language Instruction

    U.S.A. High School Spanish teacher

    NOTICIAS POSITIVAS EN TIEMPOS NEGATIVOS (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 HA TRAIDO UNA INUNDACIÓN PERMANENTE DE NOTICIAS NEGATIVAS. ENFERMEDAD, VIRUS, MUERTE, MALA ECONOMÍA, DESEMPLEO, DOLOR, CONFINAMIENTO, ESCUELAS CERRADAS… LA LISTA ES INTERMINABLE Y SIN EMBARGO LOS MAESTROS DEBEMOS SEGUIR ENSEÑANDO AHORA REMOTAMENTE.

    CADA VEZ QUE ME REUNO VIRTUALMENTE CON MIS ESTUDIANTES PUEDO VER UN POCO DE DESESPERANZA EN SUS EXPRESIONES Y OJOS. POR ELLO DECIDÍ BUSCAR BUENAS NOTICIAS Y CONTÁRSELAS EN UN VIDEO SENCILLO Y COMPRENSIBLE. AUNQUE SÉ QUE ESTO NO CAMBIARÁ NUESTRA REALIDAD, TAMBIÉN SÉ QUE A NUESTROS JÓVENES LES GUSTA VERNOS POSITIVOS Y SABER QUE NUNCA PERDEREMOS LA ESPERANZA.

    ESPERO QUE A SUS ESTUDIANTES LES GUSTEN LAS HISTORIAS TANTO COMO A LOS MIOS.

    y más

  • Testing out of levels--initial test needs improvement

    Since duolingo is constantly changing things this may or may not work.

    Using the web version of duolingo. That is www.duolingo.com with a browser.

    You can jump to the next checkpoint (castle with flag), and try to test out of the skills above the checkpoint.

    or

    At the bottom of the tree, you will see checkpoint 7 (a castle with the number 7), click on the icon and take the test. If you pass the test, this will open up the whole tree, you can then use

    Fiery Cat’s Vocab per Skill Unit for the Spanish / EN Course (159 skills) to guess what is being taught in each skill.

    Routines 3 teaches reflexive verbs.

    Words: nos llamamos, nos levantamos, nos duchamos, lavarse, nos lavamos, me lavo, mano, se levantan, se duchan, se lavan, caras, cabello, mío, llaves, nos ponemos, nuestro, se ponen, nos sentimos, se sienten, tuyo, suyo, cepillarse, dientes, nos cepillamos, se cepillan, cepillo de dientes, cepillo, me cepillo

    When taking the checkpoint 7 test, you might not know all the answers, so open an new browser tab, and use google to find out the right answer. (Your goal here is to open the whole tree, not to really “test” yourself. You want to open the whole tree, so you can go back and learn what you want, when you want.)

    google:

    site:forum.google.com “what_sentence_you_are_looking_for”

    site:forum.google.com “Disculpe, señora.”

  • Spanish Family-2 strength from 75% to 100%

    For the last 3 days, I have been trying to do everything to get my strength for Learning Spanish from English, Family-2 from 75% to 100%.

    Nothing works.

    Background: Spanish Family-2 has 5 crowns. I started Spanish when the tree was smaller but now have the current larger tree. I have successfully gotten other skills increased from 75% to 100% but not Family-2.

    I have tried the following multiple times:

    • Chrome browser web Family-2 practice (untimed)
    • Chrome browser web Family-2 practice (timed)
    • Chrome browser web Family-2 practice (untimed, with all Chrome extensions disabled)
    • iPad Family-2 practice
    • android Family-2 practice

    My hypothesis is that there is some word or words, that are necessary to get Family-2 to 100%, that are never coming up in my practices.

    However, many if not all practices, are showing me pictures of abuelo, hijo, and padre for the first 3 questions.

    If I go to https://www.duolingo.com/users/jimoser and look at skill 87, which is Family-2, I see the following words:

    language_data --> es --> skills --> 87 --> words

    • 0: "padre"
    • 1: "bonita"
    • 2: "bonito"
    • 3: "inteligente"
    • 4: "madres"
    • 5: "italiano"
    • 6: "su"
    • 7: "hijo"
    • 8: "hijos"
    • 9: "pequeño"

    I don't remember ever seeing "italiano" or "ital"_something in my web practices but I did see "italiano" or "ital"_something in my iOS or android practices.

    Interestingly, when the new Spanish skill were introduced, I didn't initially have them, so I setup another account.

    In this other account, Family-2 was was not at level 5, but this week I was able to raise the strength of Family-2 in that account from 50% to 75% and then from 75% to 100%, with the Chrome browser.

    Possibly related to my question is Thomas.Heiss's question,

    @staff Have there been any changes to your PRACTICE algorithm code and choosen difficulty level?

  • youtube "Introducting Duolingo Push" has closed captions

    The website push.duolingo.com and the official Duolingo tweet about push.duolingo.com neglected to mention that

    youtube: "Introducting Duolingo Push" has closed captions in:

    • Arabic
    • Chinese Simpflied
    • English
    • French
    • Portugese
    • Spanish

    It's time to practice the subjunctive in Spanish.

    para recordarles que practiquen, practiquen, practiquen,

    Aquí en Duolingo sabemos que para aprender un idioma lo mejor es practicar todos los días.

    Es por eso que Duolingo envía notificaciones útiles a los usuarios

    para recordarles que practiquen, practiquen, practiquen, pero, para algunos usuarios,

    hemos descubierto que eso no es lo suficientemente efectivo.

    Es por eso que estamos emocionados de lanzar

    una nueva función premium: Duolingo Push

    Ya que puedes usar Duolingo donde sea que estés,

    ahora con Duolingo Push puedes recibir recordatorios en cualquier lugar.

    Si estás en el gimnasio,

    en el trabajo,

    o de salida con tus amigos.

    ¡Así es!

    Duo mismo se te aparecerá en cualquier momento

    cuando crea que vas a perder tu racha

    para darte un recordatorio sutil.

    ¡Es el trato preferencial de Duolingo que siempre deseaste!

    Un recordatorio en la vida real que no puedes ignorar.

    Puedes elegir el tipo de recordatorio que se adapte más a ti.

    Duo alentador

    Duo decepcionado

    Duo pasivo-agresivo

    Regístrate hoy para una prueba gratuita de Duolingo Push

    y nunca más volverás a perder un día de práctica.

    Ahora no, Duo.

    Bueno...

    ¡Ya estoy jugando!

    SUSCRÍBETE