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.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do.
We want to encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability to take part in the Language Assistants programme. We encourage people of all backgrounds and communities to apply for our programme and will always try to accommodate any placement preferences or requirements stated in your application that relate to protected characteristics.
We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our programme.
Important notes about the application process:
- Before starting the application process, please read and ensure you understand the English Language Assistant code of conduct.
- Your application must be completed through our online platform. After clicking on the apply button you will initially be asked to register and create a profile on the system using an email address and creating a password. Please use a permanent email address as this cannot be changed once you have registered. You can add an alternative email address but the one you use to register must be your main contact email address. Please do not use a university email address if you are due to graduate before starting in post.
- Thoroughly research the destination you are applying to before submitting your application in order to make an informed decision when selecting your placement preferences. Explain any strong preferences you have in the Preferences section of the application form, particularly if they concern protected characteristics. Preferences are not guaranteed but are taken into consideration where possible.
- Follow the step-by-step table below on how to complete the application form.