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Would you like the opportunity to spend a year living and working in the UK? Want to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of your language and culture? By becoming a language assistant in a UK school you can do just that. 

Language assistants in UK schools come from 15 countries around the world and work in the classroom with teachers or on their own with small groups. They spend up to a year helping students improve their confidence with foreign languages and increase their cultural awareness.

Who is it for?

The opportunity to become a language assistant is available to fluent speakers of the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Irish (for placements in Northern Ireland schools only)
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

You will get the chance to experience teaching in the UK, develop your English language skills and gain important, transferable skills to help you in your future career, whatever industry you choose to work in. You will also get the opportunity to live in the UK and visit England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Read on to find out what the role involves and how you can apply.

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