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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS ABROAD
Where could my language skills take me?

Let's put the question another way. Where would you like to go? Our English Language Assistant programme spans four continents, placing people in 14 countries around the world.

Becoming a Language Assistant is an experience that will stay with you for life. As well as improving your language skills and exploring a community, you'll build your sense of independence and gain the satisfaction of firing young imaginations.

Who knows, you may spark a long-term passion for teaching. What's certain is that you'll return with skills and experiences that will make any recruiter sit up and take note.

Becoming a Language Assistant is an experience that will stay with you for life and because of its unique opportunity has become a very competitive process.

AM I ELIGIBLE?
To be a Language Assistant you must be a native-level English speaker who will have completed two years higher education by the time you start.  Find out if you meet the rest of our criteria.
WHERE CAN I GO?
With fifteen countries to choose from worldwide you could be an assistant in Canada (Quebec), China or Latin America. If you want to teach closer to home, we also have a range of opportunities across Europe.
HOW DO I APPLY?

Once you know where you want to go and if you are eligible, you need to prepare your application.  Find out everything you need to know about our application process and the closing dates.

WILL I BE INTERVIEWED?
If you are applying for a post outside Europe or in Switzerland, you will need to attend an interview. Find out more.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Wondering what happens once you've been appointed?  Have a read through our step-by-step guide to what happens from when you apply until you begin your post.
Case studies
We asked some previous assistants how they found accommodation, made friends, what they got out of the experience and more! Find out what advice they have to offer.
Career Opportunities

If you are looking for career opportunities in teaching after your assistantship, please follow this link: www.teachingenglish.org.uk/graduate-scheme

Competitions
Show off your creative side and get involved in our language assistant video and photo competitions!

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