Curriculum Designer for English


Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 04/12/2021
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  • Company Address: 5900 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

About Duolingo

Duolingo is the world’s most popular way to learn a language. Our mission is to make education free and accessible to all.

Job Description

Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo.

We are looking for a world-class expert in teaching English as a second language who has worked with English learners from a variety of language backgrounds. 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!

You Will... 

  • Design the curriculum and internal pedagogical resources for Duolingo courses teaching English
  • Create content for a variety of features spanning both implicit and explicit teaching of English
  • Create assessments of learners’ language knowledge
  • Provide English-related pedagogical support to multiple teams
  • Help develop and implement efficient processes for scaling the creation of educational content
  • Help recruit, train, and supervise other course content creators
  • Help communicate the science behind Duolingo’s teaching methodology to a wider audience

You Have...

  • Teaching experience. You have at least 2 years of experience teaching English as a second language, and you understand the difficulties of English learners with different language backgrounds.
  • Pedagogical expertise. You are familiar with external standards for teaching English (e.g. CEFR or ACTFL), and can design course curricula that effectively scaffold the learning experience for learners with a particular language background.
  • Analytical thinking. You are able to think about language in a structured and analytical way. For example, you excel at breaking down grammatical concepts into smaller parts for the purposes of teaching and assessment.
  • Language expertise. You have native proficiency in American English and at least basic proficiency in one or more other languages.
  • Strong communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Operational focus. You are organized and efficient, and strive to continuously improve your workflow and processes.


  • MA (or equivalent experience) in TESOL, English, applied linguistics, linguistics, or a related field
  • Ability to work full-time from or relocate to Pittsburgh, PA

Exceptional Candidates Will Have... 

  • Multilingual language background
  • Experience managing people and projects

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