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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


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 fourth time since 2010, ESL was voted Star Study Abroad Agency in Europe at the 2015 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: 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 English (résumé and cover letter) to the e-mail address:
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:
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
Products Coordinators
We are currently looking for two Products 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:

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. 


  1. Star Agency Europe

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the fourth time at the 2015 ST Star Awards. 


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


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


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


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


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My stay in Byron Bay was really good, I was in the accomodation downstairs of the school of Lexis and it was nice, the people that I met there were amazing, they make a family with all the new people who come and they are so friendly.

The teachers from the school are awesome, I have improved my English a lot and they create the classes like games to entertain the students and make the classes light for them, because some people are there 5 months or more without holidays and it´s hard being a long time studying English.

About the town of Byron Bay I can say that the place is really nice, you have a lot of different beaches such as Main Beach, Talow Beach, Wategos Beach, etc. You can visit the Light House too and behind of Tallow Beach you can find a natural park that it is amazing.

I really recomend go to the sunset in Main Beach if you have the opportunity because it is a magic sunset. You can find people playing the drums while you are watching the sunset.

For me the experience was short because i only was there 2 months but I will try to go back again. If you want to go to Australia, most of the people are going to tell you go to Byron Bay.

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I really enjoyed my stay in Japan. The family was great, a couple of friendly pensioners who were always in a good mood. They also hosted an American student, who was very friendly too. However, the distance to the school was quite long, I found: there was a 30-minute metro journey and then I had to walk for 10 minutes to reach the school. I liked the school but the classes were a bit difficult for me since I had no prior knowledge of Japanese, so I would recommend future students to learn some bases before they arrive. The teachers took care of the whole class and went out of their way to help us. There weren’t many students, but the atmosphere was great. Although well located in town, the school isn’t easy to find, so new students, including me, easily get lost in the first days. The city of Kobe is a very pleasant town and a fairly quiet one compared to other Japanese cities. The locals are warmer, ready to help you if you need it (to find your way, for example). The city is not overcrowded and there’s always space in the metro. Kobe is located between the mountains and the sea, so it offers activities for every taste. Kyoto and Osaka are not far away, with many things to do and see as well. Many Japanese festivals take place during the summer. Still, there was one negative point, the return: there was no escort service to the airport and I went to the wrong airport; I only just caught my flight.

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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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