Duolingo Application in English Teaching Practice: Teacher’s Perception


Unique learning media will produce good learning. Unique in this case means a teacher who creates a fun and innovative learning atmosphere. So that the process of learning English in class inspires them to keep going. Duolingo is a gamified software for language learning. The heavy-duty of this popular language learning software, incentive benefits, logical levels, and user ratings based on success are just a few examples of aspects that demonstrate the strong elements of gamification. As an outcome, a teacher must utilize creative and innovative learning media. Many English teachers struggle with designing and implementing English learning media that piques students’ interest in learning English. As a result, the research focuses on introducing and developing the effectiveness of using duolingo application in English learning for students. This research utilizes a qualitative descriptive design to evaluate how English teachers perceive the Duolingo application in learning English in the classroom. The participants in this study were 15 English teachers from various schools in Medan City. The finding showed that the teacher’s perception of the Duolingo application was very influential and effective while using in the classroom to learn English.

Keywords: duolingo, teacher’s perception, English learning

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