Period of appointment
The periods of appointment for 2021-22 are yet to be confirmed. We are currently carefully considering the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on the programme and will update this page with the relevant information as soon as possible.
A language assistant’s time can be spent in one institution or across different primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. Find out more about sharing a language assistant.
How many hours do Modern Language Assistants work?
Minimum/standard - 12 hours per week
Maximum - 18 hours per week
Any hours worked beyond 12 hours per week will be charged at a different fixed hourly rate, dependent on where your institution is located (see below). Additional hours should be negotiated directly with your language assistant.
You cannot offer a language assistant a lower allowance in return for fewer hours.
Irish language assistants do not have to work the minimum of 12 hours a week. Please contact us with questions about our Irish language assistants programme
The cost of employing a language assistant and their period of appointment depends on your institution's location within the UK.
Salaries below are an indication of hosting costs for the 2021-22 academic year.