New Spanish Course Leader Bilbao (Monitor)

 Please NOTE that this job ad is only for New Course Leaders who have NOT worked with EF before. If you are a returning course leader please apply through this link:

Please only apply to one New Course Leader role in the city closest to where you live. 

As a Course Leader you will travel abroad with your own group of students during summer 2018. Language Travel trips last from two to four weeks depending on the course and the destination. You will have to be available for the students whenever they need you. Together you will do lots of different activities, dance at discos, play football or just hang out at the beach. You will work in an international environment where you meet people from all over the world. The students are between 8-13 or 14-17 years old and they study English, German or French . Even though there are lots of fun activities and excursions planned for the students, YOU can make a great impact on the students’ experience by being a great leader!

Course Leader duties:

  • Travel together with the students from Spain to the destination (UK, Ireland, Malta, USA, Canada Australia, Germany and France).
  • Cooperate with your local leader. Do research about different activities and plan your stay and the activity chart together with local staff.
  • Be available for your students 24/7. There may be situations where you have to make quick decisions as a leader.
  • Make sure no one is feeling left out, group dynamics is a big part of being a Course Leader.
  • You have to be able to sense if something is wrong or if there is a student in need of your help.
  • Make sure the students are following the EF rules which they all have read and signed.
  • Participate in different group meetings with other staff at the destination.
  • Work late hours, for example at the discos.  

Who are we looking for?

The ideal leader is:

  • Fluent Spanish speaker
  • Fluency in English and the language spoken in the destination course country (German or French).
  • Ideally a teacher or someone with pedagogical experience from working with minors
  • Responsible and well-organized
  • Social, outgoing and confident
  • Accessible and approachable
  • Fun and enthusiastic
  • Takes own initiatives
  • Dedicated to take on any task or assignment
  • Is able to make good decisions in stressful situation 
  • Previous experience which further qualifies you working as a course leader:

    • If you previously worked as a teacher
    • If you have stayed abroad for a longer period of time
    • Previous work as a leader for minors 

    In case you are selected, you must be available to attend a compulsory training in Madrid on 19th and 20th May.

    About us:

    EF Education First is a world leading private educational company specialized in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange. We are 46,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in 500 offices and schools across 53 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 50 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education. Located across the globe, our language centers for youth, adults and professionals combine the best of traditional, in-school teaching with innovative language-learning technology. 

    We offer intensive language instruction abroad in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Courses run from 2 to 52 weeks for students traveling independently or in escorted groups of all levels and abilities. Classes take place in our international language centers in one of 16 countries and offer the very best locations and accommodation whether in local host family or in a student residence.

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