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 2,500 English Language Assistants from the UK to support the teaching of English in 15 destinations around the world.

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year closed on Wednesday 03 February 2021 at 16.00 GMT

If you submitted an on-time application for 2021-2, your referee must submit your reference via the online form by Wednesday 10 February 2021 16:00 GMT.

Applications for 2022-23 academic year are expected to open in Autumn 2021.

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