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. 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.

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now closed. 

Taking part in the programme this year? Get yourself classroom ready by registering for the British Council's TeachingEnglish Training. Although these courses are optional, they will boost your confidence ahead of your placement and help you develop the knowledge and skills to thrive in the role. Explore the full range of training courses and free teaching resources here. Two subsidised offers are also available exclusively to English Language Assistants, complete this form to register your interest.

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