Curriculum Designer for Spanish


Job Description
Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we've got more left to do - and that's where you come in! Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test . We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more! We are looking for a world-class specialist in teaching Spanish who has experience working across different educational settings. 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, impacting millions of learners. You Will... Design the curriculum and internal pedagogical resources for Duolingo courses teaching Spanish Create content for various features spanning implicit and explicit teaching of Spanish, as well as assessments of learners' language knowledge Provide Spanish-related pedagogical support to multiple teams Help develop and implement efficient processes for scaling the creation of educational content Help recruit, train, and supervise 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 Spanish as a second language. Pedagogical expertise. You are familiar with external standards for teaching Spanish (e.g. CEFR, ACTFL), and can design course curricula that effectively scaffold the learning experience for learners with a particular language background. Analytical thinking. You can think about language in an 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 full professional proficiency in Spanish and strong familiarity with the cultures of regions where Spanish is spoken. 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. Requirements: MA (or equivalent) in Spanish, Romance linguistics, applied linguistics, linguistics, second language acquisition, 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 More than two years of experience teaching Spanish We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter. We aim to return to office, and as such are requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received any booster doses as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here .