LINGUIST List 21.583

Fri Feb 05 2010

Jobs: Spanish, Lang Acq: Project Linguist, Mango Languages

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        1.    Alan Robertson, Spanish & Language Acquisition: Project Linguist, Mango Languages, Michigan, USA

Message 1: Spanish & Language Acquisition: Project Linguist, Mango Languages, Michigan, USA
Date: 03-Feb-2010
From: Alan Robertson <>
Subject: Spanish & Language Acquisition: Project Linguist, Mango Languages, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Mango Languages Job Location: Michigan, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Project Linguist

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Project Linguist (Spanish)Location: Farmington Hills, MI (Candidate must be local!)

Mango Languages is a state-of-the-art software developer that currentlyoffers more than a dozen language-learning programs. We are looking todouble the number of our course offerings in the next few months, and weare seeking to fill several positions immediately with highly qualified,self-motivated linguists to develop our language courses.

Mango teaches people foreign languages by taking into account the waypeople actually learn and acquire fluency in foreign languages. Ourtalented team of linguists, programmers, designers, and voice talentsincorporate linguistic theories that actually work, and we also bring humorand levity into the language learning process to keep students (as well asourselves) motivated. Our results prove that we teach people languages in afun and exciting way!

Overall job summary:Our Project Linguists are expected to draw upon their expertise inlinguistics and grammatical structure to manage the content of severaldifferent foreign language courses. You will be working with languageteachers and editors from around the globe! In the process of coursedevelopment, you will be required to learn the grammatical structure andcultural references for each language you are assigned. You must be able toutilize your creative problem solving skills in order to make ideas andconcepts for the course a reality.

Key job responsibilities:- Quickly learn grammatical structure of assigned languages- Work closely with language teachers to develop high quality content forour foreign language courses- Train and mentor languages teachers on Mango pedagogy, teachingmethodology, work flow process, etc.- Create and edit documentation to train new teachers on how to developforeign language courses utilizing the Mango system- Responsible for overseeing hiring of new language teachers

Key characteristics:- Bachelors Degree (Masters preferred) in Linguistics- Must be fluent in Spanish- Pure passion for languages- Excited about developing language learning courses- Proven track record of learning and utilizing new computer software- Extremely high attention to detail- Creative problem solver

Core values- Entrepreneurial spirit- Innovation- Integrity- Fundipline- Quality- Positive attitude

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
HR Manager Alan Robertson Email:

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