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 14 destinations around the world.

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year

We're currently preparing for the new application cycle. Applications for 2022-23 academic year are scheduled to open on 27 October 2021.

Please note that the eligibility criteria have been updated for 2022-23. We've also prepared a list of frequently asked questions.

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