If students at your university are looking for a first step in the world of work, we offer overseas placements to work as language assistants. A year as a language assistant gives students the opportunity to develop transferrable skills that will make their CV stand out from the crowd.
Students must have completed at least two years of university, and be a native-level speaker of English. Teaching opportunities are available in 14 countries and students do not need a formal language qualification to become a Language Assistant.
Promoting the programme to your students
UK higher education institutions, especially study abroad co-ordinators, faculty members and career offices, can raise awareness of the programme and its benefits by:
- downloading the Language Assistants promotional flyers at the bottom of this page and distributing them (please note that a separate version is available for those students wishing to teach in China). You can also request the flyers by filling out this form.
- downloading the presentations and accompanying notes in the downloads section below, which will help present the programme to your students. One presentation is a short 5 – 10 minute presentation; the other is a more comprehensive presentation which includes further instructions and a script to help you deliver it.
In the sections below, you will find an outline of what universities are required to do in order for your students to take part in this porgramme.