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?
Become a Modern Language Assistant in a UK school, college or university and you can do just that.
What will I be doing?
Language assistants in the UK 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 role and benefits of being a language assistant in the UK.
You can become a language assistant if you are a fluent speaker of the following languages:
- Irish (for placements in Northern Ireland 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.
Only French assistants in England, Wales and Northern Ireland may stay on for a second year in the programme. You should inform your school as soon as possible if you wish to stay on. Your school must make an application to us in the usual way to inform us you will continue to work with them in the following year.
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 with our programme at this time.