English Language Assistant
As an English language assistant, you can teach English on paid six-month or year-long placements and experience another country, gain new skills and make your CV stand out.
If you are from outside the UK and want to teach your language, you can become a language assistant in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
- supporting the teaching of English in an overseas school or university
- planning activities and producing resources to help students improve their English
- introducing UK contemporary culture through classroom and extra-curricular activities
- supporting the running of international projects and activities.
- When you arrive, you may also be invited to take part in an induction course.
- For most destinations you must hold an EU passport, have completed at least two years of university, and be a native-level speaker of English. Further criteria apply. For some countries there is additional eligibility requirements, please also check each country page carefully before applying.
- diversify your CV
- hone your language skills
- gain transferable skills, such as communication, presentation, time management, organisation, team-work, independent work, and creative thinking / problem-solving
- immerse yourself in another culture
- gain cultural awareness
- gain professional confidence.
- All placements are paid and teaching time is limited to between 12 and 20 hours a week, giving you plenty of time to pursue other interests.