Group of young people smiling and waving against a backdrop of mountain scenery in China
English Language Teachers on a trip to China's picturesque Yunnan Province. ©

Image used with permission.

Gain classroom experience, improve your language skills, develop your cultural awareness and professional skills.

We offer the opportunity to teach English overseas on a paid six-month or one-year placement working as a Language Assistant. Teaching time is limited to between 12 and 20 hours a week, giving you plenty of time to experience the country and pursue other interests. Many language assistants use their time abroad productively, from starting a small business to appearing on TV.

Benefits of participation

As an English Language Assistant, you will: 

  • strengthen your CV
  • improve your fluency in another language
  • gain a number of skills including communication, presentation, time management, organisation, teamwork, and problem-solving
  • immerse yourself in another culture and improve your cultural awareness
  • develop professional confidence

Hear what our former English Language Assistants say about their placement experiences.


Grace Grossman, used with permission.