LINGUIST List 32.1253

Fri Apr 09 2021

Jobs: English; Hindi; Applied Linguistics; Writing Systems: Freelancer, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Apr-2021
From: Shawn Sendar <>
Subject: English; Hindi; Applied Linguistics; Writing Systems: Freelancer, Duolingo
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Expert in teaching English to speakers of Hindi

Job Rank: Freelancer; Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Writing Systems

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Hindi (hin)


Use your expertise in teaching English to Hindi 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 English and strong working proficiency in Hindi, who has experience teaching English to Hindi 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.

You Will:
- 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 Hindi-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 sciences team.
- Exercise creativity and humor to ensure that course material is fun and engaging.
- Help define project details, set timeframes, and coordinate project activities.

You Have:
- Native or near-native proficiency in English
- Strong working proficiency in Hindi
- MA in TESOL/related field or TESOL certificate and equivalent experience
- Experience teaching English as a second/foreign language to Hindi speakers
- 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:
- Native or near-native proficiency in Hindi
- Familiarity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
- Experience in team teaching, supervision of others, and/or project management

About Duolingo:
Duolingo is the world's largest online language learning platform, with over 300 million users. Our apps were selected by Apple as "iPhone App of the Year" and by "Google as Best of the Best for Android", 2 years in a row. Unlike other online education platforms, Duolingo is a completely digital experience meaning it requires constant interaction and is native to computers / mobile platforms.

We're funded by some of the world's most prestigious venture capital firms, the investors behind Google, Twitter, and Tumblr. Duolingo is a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, is a MacArthur fellow, Carnegie Mellon University professor, and the inventor of CAPTCHA.

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Shawn Sendar

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