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English Curriculum Content Writer

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timePosted 2 months ago location Europe salarySalary undisclosed

Job Description

Title: English curriculum content writer for speakers of Chinese at Duolingo (freelance)

  • Location: Remote Worldwide
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Desc:

Use your expertise in teaching English to Chinese speakers to help bring English language education to the world.

Duolingo is looking for an ESL/EFL expert with native or near-native proficiency in both English and Mandarin Chinese who has experience teaching English to Chinese speakers and developing English language curricula. This is a temporary freelance position (no benefits included). All work will be conducted remotely and hours are flexible.


  • Use your pedagogical expertise to develop course content, such as explicit grammar instruction, for an online English course for speakers of Chinese.
  • Identify the challenges that Chinese speakers might have when learning English, and tailor course curriculum to their needs.
  • Exercise brevity, creativity, and humor to ensure that course material is concise, fun, and engaging.
  • Help define project details, set timeframes, and coordinate project activities.


  • Native or near-native proficiency in both English and Mandarin Chinese
  • MA in TESOL/related field or TESOL certificate and equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching English as a second/foreign language to Chinese speakers
  • Basic computer skills (Google docs, spreadsheets)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work 10-15 hours a week
  • Ability to have 1-3 meetings every week between 9am-9pm CST (China Standard Time); we are flexible regarding the exact time

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • PhD in education, TESOL, or a related field
  • Experience creating language learning material/curricula
  • Familiarity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
  • Experience in team teaching, supervision of others, and/or project management