How do I apply?

In order to help teach French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian or Spanish in the UK, you will need to apply to the relevant partner agency in your home country. You will find the contact details for these agencies below. If your home country is not listed, unfortunately this means that you cannot become a language assistant in a UK school through the British Council at this time.

Irish Language Assistants

Every year we seek to recruit fluent, and preferably native, speakers of Irish to promote and support the teaching and learning of the language in schools throughout Northern Ireland. 

For more information visit the Irish Language Assistants page or contact general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org    

Argentina

Florencia Roverano

British Council 

Marcelo T de Alvear 590, 4th Floor 

C1058AAF Buenos Aires 

 

Telephone: +54 (0)11 4114 8650

Email: Florencia.roverano@britishcouncil.org.ar

Austria

Hanna Malhonen

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen

Abt. Österreichisches Auslandsschulwesen und Mobilitätsprogramme [IA/4]

1010 Wien, Schreyvogelgasse 2

 

Telephone: +43 1 53120 3626

Email: Hanna.Malhonen@bmbf.gv.at

Website: www.bmbf.gv.at, www.weltweitunterrichten.at

Belgium

Marie-Sophie Wery

Service Bourses d'Etudes, Lecteurs, 

Formateurs, Assistants

Wallonie-Bruxelles International

2 place Sainctelette 

B-1080 Bruxelles 

Belgium

 

Telephone: +32 (0)2 421 8207 

Email: ms.wery@wbi.be

Website: www.wbi.be/etudierouenseigner

Canada (Quebec only)

Renaud Brissonneau 

Programmes internationaux d'assistantes et d'assistants de langue 

Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche du Québec 

Direction des relations extérieures 

1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 26e étage 

Québec (Québec) 

G1R 5A5 

Telephone: (418) 644-1259  

Fax: (418) 646-9170

Email: assistants@education.gouv.qc.ca 

Chile

Deborah Sepúlveda 

The British Council 

Av. Ricardo Lyon 222 

Of. 2001

Providencia 

Santiago de Chile 

Chile

 

Telephone: +56 2 410 6918

Email: Deborah.Sepulveda@britishcouncil.cl

China

Dora Duan

Education Project Manager

Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy 

4F Landmark Tower 1 8 East Third Ring Rd

Beijing

100004

China

dora.duan@britishcouncil.org

+86 (10) 8591 9067 | 

The programme with China enables current and future Chinese teachers to receive training and experience teaching Chinese in the UK. It is run in partnership with local education authorities, mainly those in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou where we have our centres. The British Council in China does not accept applications from individuals, as the scheme is based on an agreement between the Chinese and UK Ministries of Education. Participants teach Mandarin for one academic year and/or promote Chinese culture in UK schools.

In order to be eligible to be a Chinese assistant in the UK, you must be: 

  1. currently a qualified teacher teaching English in a school in China 
  2. a graduate of a Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language course with at least one year’s experience of teaching overseas. 

All applicants have to go through the official recruitment procedure in China and must get written approval from their provincial department of education in China or universities/colleges.

 

 

Colombia

Andres Giraldo

The British Council 

Carrera 9 No. 76 - 49 - Piso 5 

Santafe de Bogota 

Colombia

 

Telephone: +57 1 325 9014

Email: Andres.Giraldo@britishcouncil.org

Ecuador

Eduardo Hong

Director de Escuela Lenguas y Linguística

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador-Sede Ambato

Av. Manuela Sáenz s/n, Sector El Tropezón, 

Ambato, Ecuador

 

Telephone: +59 3 3241 5041 (ext. 135)

Email: ahong@pucesa.edu.ec

 

France

Jennie Burke

Centre International d'Etudes Pedagogiques 

Assistants de langues RU - Département langues et mobilité

1 avenue Léon-Journault 

92318 Sèvres Cedex 

France

 

Telephone: +33 (0)1 45 07 60 98

Email: burke@ciep.fr 

Website: http://www.ciep.fr/assistants-francais-a-letranger

*Please note, you must be registered as a student at a French university in order to apply to the CIEP.

Germany

Gisela Grütter-Probst

Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) der Kultusministerkonferenz

Nationale Agentur für EU-Programme im Schulbereich

Graurheindorfer Straße 157

D-53117 Bonn

Germany

 

Telephone: +49 228 501 223

Email: gisela.gruetter-probst@kmk.org

Website: www.kmk-pad.org 

Italy

Ministero dell'Istruzione, Universita e Ricerca (MIUR)

Dipartimento per la Programmazione

Direzione Generale per gli Affari Internazionali

Ufficio V

Viale Trastevere 76/A

00153 ROMA

Italy

 

Email: assistentilingue@istruzione.it

Telephone: +39 6 58493777 - Monday to Friday 10:30-13:00 

*Please note, the MIUR's website is currently undergoing a restructure. Please use this link if you intend to submit an application. The deadline is 29 February 2016.*

Mexico

Emma Chegwyn

Lope de Vega 316

Col. Chapultepec Morales

11570 Mexico D.F

Mexico

 

Email: emma.chegwyn@britishcouncil.org

Russia

Education Partnership Programme Manager

British Council

VGBIL

Ulitsa Nikoloyamskaya

1 Moscow 109189

Russia

 

Email: english@britishcouncil.ru 

Website: http://www.britishcouncil.ru/en/teach-english/russian-language-assistants

Spain

Rosa María Prieto Gallego, Jefa de Servicio de Programas Educativos.

Subdirección General de Promoción Exterior Educativa

Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

Paseo del Prado 28, 5ª planta, despacho 516

28014 Madrid

Spain

 

Telephone: +34 91 506 5594

Email: auxiliares.conv@mecd.es

Switzerland

Edith Funicello-Bosch

Sprachassistenzprogramm (SAP)

Ch Stiftung für eidgenössische Zusammenarbeit

Dornacherstrasse 28A

CH-4501 Solothurn

Schweiz

 

Telephone: +41 (0)32 346 18 00

Fax: +41 (0)32 346 18 02

Email: e.funicello@chstiftung.ch