Are you interested in teaching children and young people Danish?

November 12, 2018


Role Description


Role: Children's Danish Language Teacher

Place: 6VT Youth Café, The Vennel in Edinburgh

Hours: 2-hour lessons every second Sunday 1pm-3pm + preparation time, two semesters of 10 lessons from September to June.

Fee: £65 per 2-hour lesson

Employment type: Sessional - one semester with expectation to continue

Start: 17th February 2019 or ASAP


The Danish-Scottish Society is looking for a qualified teacher to teach children and young people aged 5-16 enrolled in the Danish School in Scotland.



  • Teacher qualification and/or relevant experience

  • Fluent in Danish

  • Ability to teach children and young people spoken and written Danish, including those with a limited understanding. The children all have Danish as their second language, but with a wide range of ability and experience.

  • Ability to work in collaboration with parents involved as assistant teachers

  • Understanding, promoting and adhering to the aims, mission and values of the Danish School in Scotland

  • Succesful PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check


If you would like to find out more information about the role, please contact Jesper at To apply, please supply a CV.


Danish-Scottish Society reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between Danish-Scottish Society and any individual.


About the school

The Danish School in Scotland is a school for children and young people with a Danish background in Scotland. The school is run by the Danish-Scottish Society in conjunction with parents.


Aims, mission and values

  • For children and young people to have fun learning Danish

  • To encourage the development of Danish friendships and network in Scotland

  • To teach and celebrate the history and culture of Denmark

  • To create a unique and dedicated learning environment, seeking to address the circumstantial challenges of being bilingual and bicultural in a British multicultural society.

  • To engage parents as active and responsible participants



Danish culture and language is important to us and we want to keep all options open for our children to allow them to engage with Denmark and mainland Europe in the future. We know that being bilingual has lots of positive effects on learning as well as being able to use the second language. We want to promote the Danish language, culture and traditions for our children and young people, who wish to learn/improve their Danish regardless of current proficiency. The ideal is for our children and young people to develop a foundation strong enough to pass Folkeskolens Afgangsproeve. To achieve this, we will provide educational opportunities for children and young people with a Danish background in Scotland.



  • Be an inclusive and non-discriminatory community - all ages and all abilities to speak Danish; we will have classes for different age groups/abilities

  • Encourage play, creativity and curiosity - we acknowledge that if children/young people are going to spend time going to school in their spare time, the classes need to be structured so they are fun and engaging

  • Be open and honest

  • Recognise and respect different learning styles

  • Affordable – we will look for funding from different sources to keep the cost of classes down

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