With year-long and six-month paid placements and light teaching hours, becoming a Language Assistant is a unique way to experience another country and make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are closed. 

Find out everything you need to know below and hear from Language Assistants placed all around the world.

If you are from outside the UK and want to become a Language Assistant in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can find out how to do this here.


Article 50 update 

The British Council remains wholly committed to the Language Assistants programme and its benefits. The British Council continues to deliver the Language Assistants programmes as planned. For the academic year 2017-18 UK education departments have agreed to fund the programme, as such incoming and outgoing applicants can apply with confidence. 

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