non-tech teaching english to chinese speakers

Teaching English to Chinese speakers

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 who has native proficiency in English and strong working proficiency in Chinese, who has experience teaching English to Chinese speakers, and who has experience developing language learning 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 creative course content for an online English course that is aligned with the standards of the CEFR and designed for Chinese-speaking English learners.
  • Develop a scope and sequence for the course and write content for beginning English language learners in cooperation with members of Duolingo’s learning & curriculum team.
  • Exercise creativity and humor to ensure that course material is fun and engaging.
  • Help define project details, set timeframes, and coordinate project activities.


  • Native proficiency in English
  • MA in TESOL/related field or TESOL certificate and equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching English as a second/foreign language to Chinese speakers
  • Experience creating language learning material/curricula
  • Basic computer skills (Google docs, spreadsheets)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Strong working proficiency in Chinese
  • Ability to work at least 20 hours a week
  • Ability to have daily meetings sometime between 10am-9pm CSD (China Standard Time); we are flexible regarding the exact time

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • Ph.D. in education, TESOL, or a related field
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese
  • Familiarity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
  • Experience in team teaching, supervision of others, and/or project management
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