Language Assistants are native speakers of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Irish. They are usually between 20-30 years old.
Language Assistants fall into three general categories:
- university students, studying subjects relating to teaching
- intending or trainee teachers
- experienced teachers (this usually only applies to Language Assistants from China)
Language Assistants have a good command of English and seek to gain valuable work experience in a UK school while further improving their English and learning about UK culture.