LINGUIST List 31.2786

Mon Sep 14 2020

Jobs: English; Russian; Applied Linguistics: Freelancer, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 11-Sep-2020
From: Emily Moline <>
Subject: English; Russian; Applied Linguistics: Freelancer, Duolingo
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Web Address:
Job Title: Expert in teaching English to speakers of Russian (freelance)

Job Rank: Freelancer; Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; TESOL

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Russian (rus)


Use your expertise in teaching English to Russian speakers to help bring English language education to the world.

Duolingo is looking for an ESL/EFL expert who has native or near-native proficiency in both English and Russian, who has experience teaching beginning English to Russian speakers, and who has experience developing language learning curricula. This is a temporary freelance position (no benefits included). All work will be conducted remotely and hours are flexible.

- Use your pedagogical expertise to develop creative course content for an online English course that is aligned with the standards of the CEFR and designed for Russian-speaking English learners.
- Develop a scope and sequence for the course and write content for beginning English language learners in cooperation with members of Duolingo’s learning and curriculum team.
- Exercise creativity and humor to ensure that course material is fun and engaging.
- Help define project details, set timeframes, and coordinate project activities.

- Native or near-native proficiency in English
- Native or near-native proficiency in Russian
- MA in TESOL/related field or TESOL certificate and equivalent experience
- Experience teaching English as a second/foreign language to beginner-level adult Russian speakers (A1/A2); two years' minimum experience desired
- Experience creating language learning material/curricula
- Basic computer skills (Google docs, spreadsheets)
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- Ability to work at least 20 hours a week

Exceptional candidates will have:
- PhD in education, TESOL, linguistics, or a related field
- Experience working as a freelancer or experience creating curricula for an academic program
- Familiarity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
- Experience in team teaching, supervision of others, and/or project management

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Emily Moline

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