Would you like to spend a year living and working in the UK, helping students to improve their knowledge and understanding of your language and culture? By becoming a language assistant in a UK school, you can do just that.
What will I be doing?
Language assistants in UK schools work in the classroom with teachers or on their own with small groups. They spend up to a year helping students improve their confidence with foreign languages and increase their cultural awareness.
You will get the chance to experience teaching in the UK, develop your English language skills and gain important transferable skills to help you in your career, whatever industry you choose to work in.
You will also get the opportunity to live in the UK and visit England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Find out more about the benefits and role of being a language assistant in the UK.
The opportunity to become a language assistant is available to fluent speakers of the following languages:
- Irish (for placements in Northern Ireland schools only)
- Mandarin Chinese
How do I apply?
To become a language assistant in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish in the UK, please apply to the relevant partner agency in your home country. You will find the contact details for these agencies below.
Every year, we also seek to recruit fluent speakers of Irish to promote and support the teaching and learning of the language in schools throughout Northern Ireland. For more information, please visit the Irish Language Assistants page or contact us.
If your home country is not listed, you cannot become a language assistant in a UK school through the British Council at this time.