Returning Danish Course Leader

Please NOTE that this job ad is only for Returning Course Leaders who have worked with EF before. If you are a new applicant, please apply through the following link:

An international summer job! 

EF Language travel would love to have you back for the summer of 2017 to help make it one of the best for our students attending a language travel course. 

The job as a Course Leader

Your job as a Course Leader begins from the moment you meet your group of approx. 30 Danish students aged 10 to 17 years old at Copenhagen airport. During the course, your first and foremost responsibility will be to ensure safety for both your Danish group but also for the international mixed group of students which will be assigned to you at the destination. 

To ensure the necessary security for your students you will be available for your students whenever they need you – 24/7.  You will help them with practical tasks such as taking them to the doctor but also comfort them if they are homesick etc. Together with our students, you will attend many different activities - dance at discos, play football or just hang out at the beach, sightseeing etc. 

At EF you will never work alone and you will have the best chance of getting a strong network with other EF employees and be a part of the EF family. You will work with course leaders from other countries along with a local EF team of teachers, managers and coordinators and you will plan and execute excursions and activities in cooperation with a local activity leader. 

The job should be considered as an unpaid job and you should only apply if your purpose is to gain an amazing experience for both yourself and our EF students. We will take care of almost all your expenses like room and board, travel costs, student activities etc. 

A language travel lasts in general two or three weeks. Our primary destinations are in England and Malta, but we do also have a few courses in Germany, France and Spain as well. 

A summer with EF will challenge you and open op for new opportunities

As a course leader at EF you will be trained to keep calm in stressful situations. You will have to cooperate and be a loyal part of the team despite differences, and most importantly; be passionate about meeting different cultures and languages with curiosity and an open mind. Your role as a course leader plays a massive impact on our student’s experiences. For many, it will be their first trip without their parents. And you will be a crucial element in order to give them an amazing trip. 

A summer with EF will also give you the opportunity to start your career in the world’s leading language travel company with vacancies all over the world. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for course leaders, who live by always striving to make the impossible possible.

You are:

  • Native Danish speaker (mandatory request)
  • At least 23 years old
  • You could be a student; teacher, educator, pedagogue or involved with young people some way or another.
  • Responsible and caring and enjoying working with young students at the age of 10-17
  • A team player and first and foremost a problem solver
  • Fluent in the language appropriate for the destination
  • Great at handling stressful situations and communicating solutions
  • Experience with travelling
  • Able to work in June and July for minimum two weeks
  • Able to participate in our annual leaders training day in Copenhagen 27st of May 2017 


Submit your application latest February 24th 2017.

You will hear from us in in the beginning of March to be invited for group interviews.

If you have any questions for the position as course leader, please contact Christine Vu by phone 33122242  

About Us

We are 40,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in 500 offices and schools across 52 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small 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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