Language assistants are usually employed for one academic year. The exact number of weeks depends on where your institution is located within the UK.
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 2020/2021 academic year.