LINGUIST List 28.1390

Tue Mar 21 2017

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Learning Science Intern, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>


Date: 20-Mar-2017
From: Duolingo <www.duolingo.com/jobs>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Learning Science Intern, Duolingo, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: www.duolingo.com
Job Title: Linguistics/Learning Science Intern, PhD

Job Rank: Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Teaching


Description:

Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo.

You will join Duolingo’s research team and support our efforts to advance Duolingo’s mission through science. The internship will last approximately three months, and the ideal time frame is summer 2017 (but we are flexible). You will be making contributions to Duolingo’s most popular courses for English and/or Spanish learners.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work side by side with talented researchers, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
- Help create assessment tools to measure how Duolingo users learn
- Design course content for specific topics and language competencies

REQUIREMENTS:
- ABD or PhD in linguistics, applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field
- Research expertise in learning (second language acquisition a big plus)
- Experience teaching either English or Spanish as a second language
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- A desire to make the world a better place through technology
- Ability to work in the U.S. legally without sponsorship

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:
- Experience creating language curricula
- High proficiency in and experience teaching both English and Spanish
- Experience learning additional languages
- Strong publication record in learning sciences or a related field

Apply now at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://goo.gl/D2iM43
Contact Information:
Duolingo
Email: www.duolingo.com/jobs

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