Our applications to be an English Language Assistant in 2023/24 have now closed. We will not be accepting late applications. Our applications for the 2024/25 cohort will open in Autumn 2023. For the 2023/24 cohort, the final deadline for tutor reference submission is February 8th 2023.  

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.

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