In 2011-2012 the British Council sent 2,500 English Language Assistants overseas and hosted over 1,800 Foreign Language Assistants in the UK.
The English Language Assistant programme offers the opportunity for students and graduates from the UK to live and work overseas in one of fourteen countries. Their role is to bring the English language and UK culture alive for the students they teach, but the skills they gain from the placement can make the experience incredibly beneficial in terms of their future studies and job prospects.
Becoming a Language Assistant is an experience that will last a lifetime, giving the confidence and skills to stand out from the crowd to get on the career ladder. It may even spark a long-term passion for teaching. As well as improving language skills and exploring a community, becoming a language assistant will build independence and the satisfaction of firing young imaginations. It's a fantastic opportunity to live and work overseas and a chance to make a difference.
There is still time to apply for 2013-14 - the closing date for application is 3 December 2012 . Find out more and how to apply to become an English Language Assistant.
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