We are looking for a multilingual language enthusiast with research expertise in second and additional language learning, as well as hands-on experience with language teaching. At Duolingo, you will have an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, where you see the immediate impact of your work on millions of learners worldwide.
As one of the first hires at our new Berlin office, you will work closely with a small-but-growing group of kind and passionate team members as new and exciting challenges and opportunities arise. You will become a part of Duolingo’s world-class culture and enjoy a front-row seat as it takes root in Europe.
Collaborate cross-functionally to develop language learning app features that are fun, fast-paced, and emphasize “learning by doing”
Ensure that the app features are well-grounded in learning science by translating research findings into concrete ideas that can be applied within the Duolingo product requirements
Take the lead on curriculum or content development as needed for initial product explorations, including recruiting and working with external subject matter specialists
Provide hands-on support with any ad-hoc tasks that would benefit from a learning-expert perspective, such as user research or assessing user learning outcomes
Research expertise. You specialize in research at the intersection of linguistics, cognitive psychology, and education as it applies to language learning and teaching.
Teaching experience. You have experience teaching foreign languages and understand the needs of learners from different language backgrounds.
Language knowledge. You know at least two languages other than English, preferably including Japanese or Chinese.
Creativity and applied focus. You can think creatively about how to effectively apply your knowledge in the context of developing an engaging educational app.
Strong communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ph.D. in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, linguistics, learning sciences, cognitive psychology, or a related field
Ability to work full-time from or relocate to Berlin, Germany
Exceptional Candidates Will Have...
Experience working in industry, especially in educational technology
Knowledge of one or more languages with non-Roman writing systems, such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, or Hindi
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