Established in 1905, the British Council’s English Language Assistants (ELA) programme is a major UK mobility initiative that offers paid teaching placements abroad, providing the perfect opportunity to travel, teach and gain invaluable experiences along the way.  Every year we send around 2,000 English Language Assistants from the UK to support the teaching of English in 13 destinations around the world.

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year have now closed. The deadline for applications was 01 February 2024 at 13:00 GMT. The final reference deadline is 15 February 2024 at 13:00 GMT.

Applications to be an English Language Assistant in 2025-26 will open in autumn 2024.

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