Middle/Junior High thru High School, Higher Education, Government/Business/Non-Degree Institute
Help improve how millions of people in China learn English on Duolingo
This is a unique opportunity to become part of the founding team of Duolingo’s China office and work with other talented Duolingo software engineers, designers, product managers, and learning scientists globally to develop next-generation education technology that transforms learning. Our ideal candidate has a PhD in TESOL or a related field and experience teaching English to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. You will be part of our new initiative to reimagine and revamp Duolingo courses in China, focusing on how we teach English. As a member of Duolingo’s broader learning sciences group, you will support our efforts to advance Duolingo’s mission through research-based practices. This role is based in Beijing, China.
This is an open rank position. We will consider candidates from recent PhD graduates to more senior candidates with years of work experience. The job rank will be adjusted accordingly.
Be the overall lead for curriculum and content development for all Duolingo language learning courses targeted at Chinese speakers
Work side by side with talented learning experts, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
Help design curriculum and specific content for the Duolingo English course for speakers of Mandarin Chinese
Help recruit, train, and supervise other language experts developing Duolingo courses
Help communicate the science behind Duolingo’s teaching methodology to a wider audience
Guide general product development to support best teaching practices in the app
PhD in TESOL, linguistics, applied linguistics, English, education, or a related field
Experience teaching English and/or developing English language curricula for Chinese speakers
Familiarity with the principles of second language acquisition and teaching
Full professional proficiency in both English and Mandarin Chinese
At least basic proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English and Mandarin Chinese, such as Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish or Italian
Strong training in linguistics and/or language typology
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
A desire to make the world a better place through technology
Ability to travel to our Pittsburgh headquarters once every 3 months
Exceptional candidates will have:
Project management experience
Experience supervising others, especially remotely
Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student.
Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.
There are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities. Unfortunately, learning a language is expensive and inaccessible to most.
We created Duolingo so that everyone could have a chance. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.
Duolingo is used by the richest man in the world and many Hollywood stars, and at the same time by public schools students in developing countries. We believe true equality is when spending more can't buy you a better education.