Becoming a language assistant in a UK school gives you the chance to improve your English, experience UK culture and gain skills to help you in your future career.
You will also help to improve and develop the language skills of students by giving them an insight into the culture of your country.
Being a language assistant will give you real experience of working in a teaching environment alongside experienced colleagues. You will gain a deeper understanding of the education systems in the UK and of different teaching methods. You will also be invited to induction and training meetings during your placement to support your development even further.
Living and working in the UK gives you an opportunity to practice your language skills on native speakers. Whether you are shopping, talking with colleagues or just watching TV, your skills will improve each and every day.
You will also have the chance to hear and experience the diverse range of dialects and regional variations of the language across the country.
In a global jobs market, many employers want workers who are culturally aware. Your time working in the UK will show you have gained experience abroad as well as demonstrate you have developed a range of useful skills, such as:
- creative thinking and problem solving
- the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
From the city of London to the Highlands of Scotland, the UK is a diverse and multicultural nation. You will get to experience this much more than you would just on holiday or a short visit. You will ll also meet other language assistants and build a network of friends from around the world.