Posted on: 
October 15, 2021

Duolingo is 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.

- 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

- 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

Public contact information: 

Bozena Pajak, Ph.D.

VP of Learning and Curriculum, Duolingo

[email protected]

Position Type: 
Linguistic Specialization: 
Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Writing Systems.