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We are currently looking for people who wish to join our team! If you are interested in any of the positions advertised below, please send us your CV and cover letter to: jobs:::esl:::ch

Barcelona

Creative Content Writer
 Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you comfortable working in a team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
The company
As a leading study abroad agency, ESL has been organising language courses abroad in Switzerland and throughout the world since 1996. Our presence is international, with more than 43 sales offices in Europe, Oceania and Latin America. Beyond linguistic, cultural and geographical borders, we have helped thousands of students undertake their project to learn languages and discover the world.
 
For the third time since 2010, ESL was voted Star Study Abroad Agency in Europe at the 2014 STM Star Awards. This prestigious award results from the votes of hundreds of language schools around the world and rewards the quality work and efforts provided by all of the ESL staff. 


Job overview
We are looking for a Creative Content Writer to push our global communications forward. Working as part of the product team and closely with our translators and marketing team, you will report directly to senior management.
 

Main tasks (non-exhaustive list):
 
  • Working collectively to develop global communication strategies
  • Writing, proofreading and editing website content in English for a variety of products related to languages and travel
  • Writing, proofreading and editing content for print materials
  • Executing and developing creative content ideas in various media (including visual and audio)
  • Writing and publishing articles for owned and third-party blogs and print publications
  • Ensuring a consistent and appropriate tone across all channels
  • Sourcing images for web and print 

Your professional skills:
 
  • First-class written English
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively
  • Ability to write client-oriented text that can be translated into various languages
  • Understanding of the developing Internet landscape
  • Demonstrable SEO knowledge
  • Understanding of the different demands of digital and print
  • Sensitivity to client motivations and corporate goals 

Your personal skills:
 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – you will interact with many people from various cultures and countries
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to channel creativity towards business goals
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working with an international team in various locations
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Passionate about languages and travel
  • Good knowledge of any other major language is a considerable asset 

We offer you:  
 
  • Highly varied tasks and a chance to develop a wide range of skills in an international company
  • Creative and rewarding work
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with teams in Spain, Switzerland
  • A youthful, stimulating and dynamic work environment 
  • Place of work: Barcelona. Open to negotiation in European locations where ESL has a sales office, if coordination and logistical aspects allow it.
 
Start date: September 2015
 
Type of contract: non-fixed-term contract
 
Activity rate: 100%
 
If you think you would be a good fit for the job, please get in touch by sending your application in English (résumé and cover letter) to the e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
PLEASE NOTE: Only applications fulfilling all criteria will be considered and only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
Global Marketing Executive

Job overview
 
For our Offline Marketing department, we are currently looking for a Global Marketing Executive who will work in direct contact with our marketing teams in Montreux (Switzerland) and Barcelona (Spain).
 
Your mission is to define and fine-tune the regional marketing strategy for 7 of our markets in collaboration with the regional managers on site.
 
The Global Marketing Executive is also in charge of various large-scale projects aimed at developing the marketing activities of the whole company.
 
 
Main tasks (non-exhaustive list):
 
  • Defining and optimising our regional marketing strategy for 7 markets (supervision in the development of marketing plans, budget allocation and follow-up, validation of marketing actions, operational support, optimisation and analyses)
  • Operational coordination of marketing actions in collaboration with the Marketing Assistant.
  • Participating in the development of marketing activities and managing various projects autonomously (contests, customer surveys, scholarships, events, partnerships, etc.)
  • Collaborating on various analyses (customer buying cycle, impact of our special offers, etc.)
  • Writing texts, press releases, advertorials and news
  • Support during waves of promotional material printing
  • Competitive analysis and intelligence
  • Updating information on our websites
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations
 
 
Your technical skills:
 
  • With a commercial qualification or equivalent, you have a few years’ experience in a similar position (3-5 years) in an international, multicultural environment. A post-grade degree / qualification in the field of Marketing is an asset
  • You have an excellent command of English and written/spoken French. Any other language skills are an asset
  • You have an excellent knowledge of MS Office computer tools, in particular Excel and advanced formulas
  • You are comfortable working with figures and have had the opportunity to manage budgets in the past
  • You possess excellent writing skills and can write engaging, compelling texts
  • You have some experience in project management
 
Your personal skills:
 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are comfortable interacting with many people from various cultures and countries
  • You are extremely well organised, thorough and responsible
  • You are able to multitask and/or manage several projects at the same time
  • You know how to find solutions for yourself and work autonomously while respecting the guidelines provided
  • You have the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • You are proactive and have analytical skills
  • You like the idea of working with a superior and teams located in other countries
  • You are naturally dynamic and enjoy working in a team
  • Experience of language travel abroad is a bonus
 
We offer you:
 
  • Extremely varied tasks and a chance to develop a wide range of skills in an international company
  • The opportunity to monitor projects that will contribute to the success of our marketing activities
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the marketing team in Switzerland and in Spain
  • A young, stimulating and dynamic work environment
 
Place of work : Barcelona
 
Start date: August 2015
 
Type of contract: To be defined
 
Activity rate: 100%
 
You can find out more about our company on our website: www.esl-languages.com.
 
If you think you would be a good fit for the job, please get in touch by sending your application in French or English (résumé and cover letter) to the e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews and, if successful, in-person interviews. The in-person interviews (location to be defined) will be organised according to both parties’ availabilities.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Only applications fulfilling all criteria will be considered and only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
Language Travel Consultant
We are currently looking for a Language Travel Consultant for our office in Barcelona.
 

Main tasks

Your mission will be to develop the sales of education programmes for clients residing in Spain by means of written price quotes, phone calls and personalised interviews.


Your professional skills
 
  • You must have previous experience in a sales position, ideally in a travel agency
  • You possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are able to work in an autonomous and organised manner, with a high sense of responsibility
  • You are a native Spanish speaker and have a very good level of English, any other language is a bonus 

Your personal skills
 
  • You have a smart appearance
  • You are available and flexible, with a good team spirit
  • You possess a good knowledge of geography
  • You have experience and a taste for travelling 

What we offer you
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment
  • A first experience in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Corporate ethics oriented sustainable development 

Place of work: Barcelona
           
Start date: October 2015
 
Reference: SALES_BAR
 
Type of contract: non-fixed-term contract
 
Activity rate: full time
           

If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in Spanish or English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
Product Coordinators

We are currently looking for two Product Coordinators to complete our Product team.


Job overview – Product coordination/web editing

The Product department works in direct interaction with the web, graphic design and marketing departments, with an overall vision of the company’s development and in support of the sales teams.

Its main tasks include managing data and content related to our partner schools on our websites and brochures. These include prices, dates, course types, accommodation options, special offers, pictures, key facts, etc.

Product marketing and updates follow-up are performed in close collaboration with the translation team.


Main tasks
 
  • Participating in calculating prices and updating information via a CMS
  • Keeping in touch with partner schools (correspondence/storing information such as texts, prices, pictures, etc.)
  • Collecting, classifying and processing product updates (partner schools) throughout the year
  • Communicating changes and mistakes found on the brochures/websites.
  • Writing and implementing promotional texts (special offers)
  • Participating in the creation of product marketing models on various communication channels
  • Checking the quality of publications (brochures, websites)
  • Participating in the creation of new products

Your profile

Your technical skills:
 
  • You have a first experience in a similar position
  • You have an excellent command of English and good knowledge of French, other languages are an asset
  • You are comfortable working with figures
  • You have excellent IT skills

Your professional and personal skills:
 
  • You are organised, thorough, responsible and able to work autonomously and precisely
  • You have the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • You are naturally dynamic and enjoy working in a team
  • You are comfortable with having international contacts
  • Experience in the field of language travel abroad is a bonus

We offer you
 
  • Opportunities to develop your skills in an international company, in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic atmosphere in our Barcelona team
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the manager of the department in Switzerland

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)

Start date: 1st October 2015

Type of contract: non-fixed-term contract

Activity rate: 100%


If you think you would be a good fit for the job, please get in touch by sending your application in French or English (résumé and cover letter) to the e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch

We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews and, if successful, in-person interviews in Switzerland or Spain, depending on both parties’ availabilities.

PLEASE NOTE: Only applications fulfilling all criteria will be considered and only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply. 
Traducteur/-trice anglais-français et français-anglais
Êtes-vous passionné(e) par les langues et les voyages? Appréciez-vous le travail en équipe et êtes-vous prêt/-e à vous investir ? Un nouveau challenge professionnel vous attend chez ESL!
 
L’entreprise
ESL, une des entreprises leader dans le domaine des séjours linguistiques, organise des programmes d’études de langues à l’étranger et en Suisse depuis 1996. Notre présence est internationale et nous possédons plus d’une quarantaine de bureaux de ventes en Europe, Océanie et Amérique Latine. Au-delà des barrières linguistiques, culturelles et géographiques, notre mission a déjà permis d’accompagner des milliers d’étudiants dans leur projet d’apprentissage d’une langue et de découverte du monde.
 
ESL a remporté pour la troisième fois depuis 2010 le titre de meilleure agence de séjours linguistiques d’Europe lors de la cérémonie des STM Star Awards 2014. Ce prix est le résultat du plébiscite de centaines d’écoles de langues de renommées dans le monde entier et récompense le travail de qualité et les efforts fournis par l’ensemble des collaborateurs ESL.


Nous recherchons actuellement un/-e traducteur/-trice anglais-français et français-anglais de langue maternelle française.
 

Mission
 
Vous aurez pour mission la traduction, la rédaction et la publication de textes en français et en anglais.


Tâches principales :
 
  • Traduction de textes (programmes de séjours linguistiques, politiques d’entreprises, etc.) de l’anglais en français et du français en anglais pour nos différents supports (brochures, site web ESL, blogs, sites satellites etc.)
  • Contrôle online de la qualité des traductions implémentées
  • Relecture (proofread) de traductions effectuées par d’autres traducteurs
  • Rédaction de textes en français ou en anglais pour les différents départements d’ESL (ex. Produits, Marketing, Relations Presse, Web, Ressources Humaines, etc.)
  • Participation active aux processus de monitoring ayant pour but la synchronisation des 15 versions linguistiques ESL, au moyen d’instruments prévus à cet effet
  • Remise de rapports hebdomadaires au responsable du département
  • Contact régulier avec les responsables des marchés (Regional Managers) concernés par vos langues 

Vos compétences professionnelles :
 
  • Vous êtes en possession d’un diplôme de traducteur/-trice anglais-français et français-anglais
  • Vous avez une grande aisance de rédaction en français et en anglais et possédez idéalement des connaissances approfondies de l’espagnol et/ou de l’allemand
  • Responsable de vos rendus, vous respectez les délais fixés, signalez toute inexactitude, imprécision ou incohérence des textes source et délivrez des traductions ou rédactions de qualité irréprochable
  • Vous utilisez avec facilité les outils d’édition WEB (CMS)
  • Vous avez de bonnes connaissances de l’environnement internet en général et de l’écriture pour le web 

Vos compétences personnelles :
 
  • Vous êtes une personne organisée, flexible et consciencieuse
  • Vous savez travailler de manière indépendante et précise
  • Vous êtes à l’aise dans les relations internationales 

Nous vous offrons :
 
  • L’opportunité de développer vos compétences au sein d’une entreprise internationale, dans le domaine passionnant des séjours linguistiques 
  • Une ambiance de travail jeune et dynamique
  • Une éthique d’entreprise tournée vers le développement durable 
 
Lieu de travail : Barcelone ou possibilité de travailler à votre domicile
 
Date d’engagement : 1er octobre 2015
 
Type de contrat : CDI
 
Taux d’activité : 100%
 
Référence à mentionner : TRAD_BCN
 
 
Vous correspondez au profil et êtes intéressé/-e au poste? Faites-nous parvenir votre dossier de candidature en français, (CV) accompagné d’une lettre de motivation à l’adresse e-mail: jobs@esl.ch.
 
Seules les candidatures retenues pour un entretien recevront une réponse.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD

  1. Star Agency Europe
  2. ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD IS EUROPE’S STAR AGENCY  

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the third time at the 2014 STM Star Awards. 

  3. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 

    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.

  4. FREE AND PERSONALISED SERVICE 

    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.

  5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 

    In 2014, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

  6. CERTIFIED QUALITY 

    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  

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TESTIMONIALS

My stay in Galway was great, you can meet a lot of people from different countries. The school is modern and friendly. The city is cool and you can do a lot of activities. The school is also quite modern and the staff is nice.

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I spent 3 months at a language school in Cairns in 2013 before coming to Perth. I went to Cairns as it was a small town and I didn’t want to be in a crowded city such as Sydney or Melbourne.

I chose Perth for three reasons;: First, as a nature lover, I came back to Australia for the wildlife. Australia has amazing diversity of animals such as snakes, lizards and of course kangaroos!

Then, obviously because of the climate, which is perfect here in Australia, even in winter I can wear shorts and t-shirts in the middle of the day. Finally I wanted again a quiet place to study, so I chose Perth (the city isn’t very big).

I didn’t need a Cambridge certificate, I just decided to do the course as a big challenge to myself. The structure of the course was well organised and the book that we studied from every day provided great content. There was a good balance between theory and practical exercises. When I arrived, I was more at an FCE level but I am delighted I chose CAE as it pushed me a lot to achieve a higher level in English.

The best things about Lexis was the teachers! I was always so happy and confident with the teachers and their teaching techniques. They are all so caring and had so much time and care for their students.

Regarding accommodation, I started in a homestay but then I found an Air B&B to move to. I have really enjoyed the experience of living with an Aussie family.

When I finish at Lexis, I’m going for a 4 week drive from Perth to Darwin. Two of my friends and I are renting a car to drive up the coast. I am then spending 2 weeks in New Zealand and 1 month in Japan. I’m going to study Japanese next year in Japan. I really wanted to study at Lexis but I will be living in Osaka so it was a little bit too far to commute each day.

I would definitely recommend LEXIS to other people. The teaching quality is very high. The organisation within the school is great and the teachers are very involved with their students' learning. In addition, the location of the school is fantastic; it’s great to be close to the stunning beaches such as Scarborough Beach. It is a calm and safe place to study at.

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I enjoyed the classes with my teacher very much. We talked a lot in class, and I learned much new grammar.
It was very intensive and I could improve my German very well.
I also enjoyed the city of Salzburg very much. After being a little nervous in the beginning, I quickly found that it is easy to get around e.g. with the public busses, and to explore the sights of the town.
My host family was very nice and the food was delicious. They helped me with my German, we spoke a lot and they corrected me if I made a mistake. I am happy that I picked Salzburg as a destination for my German course.

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