LINGUIST List 31.3705

Thu Dec 03 2020

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Curriculum Designer, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 03-Dec-2020
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Curriculum Designer, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning and Curriculum
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: English Curriculum Designer (Indian Market)

Job Rank: Curriculum Designer; Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; TESOL

Required Language(s): English (eng)


We are looking for a world-class expert in teaching English as a second language who has a background in Hindi and/or knowledge of India and the Indian language learning market. Our ideal candidate has strong organizational skills, can build effective and engaging course content, and understands the unique challenges of digital education. You will join our team of course designers and help support our efforts to deliver the best language education in the world through evidence-based practices. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, affecting how millions of people learn! This role is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

You will:
- Design the curriculum and oversee content creation for the Duolingo English course for speakers of Hindi, as well as other English courses intended for Asian markets
- Help design pedagogical resources for courses teaching English
- Guide the creation of assessments of learners’ language knowledge
- Recruit, train, and supervise other language experts
- Help communicate the science behind Duolingo’s teaching methodology to a wider audience

You have:
- M.A. (or equivalent experience) in TESOL, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field
- Experience teaching English and/or developing English language curricula
- Native or near-native proficiency in English
- At least basic proficiency in Hindi and/or familiarity with language learning market and learners’ needs in India
- Familiarity with evidence-based principles of language learning and/or teaching
- Ability to build language curricula that effectively scaffold the learning experience
- Ability to think about language analytically (e.g., breaking down grammatical concepts into smaller parts for the purposes of teaching and assessment)
- Outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- A desire to make the world a better place through technology

Exceptional candidates will have:
- Full professional proficiency in Hindi
- Experience teaching English to speakers of Hindi
- Project management experience
- Experience supervising others, especially remotely
- At least basic proficiency in other languages (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, or other major Indian languages)

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Bozena Pajak

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