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Find out at a glance about where you can travel as an English language assistant. Photo ©

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Placements are available for English language assistants in 14 different countries. Below you will find an overview of the types of placement available in which countries. There is more detailed information on specific countries on the individual country pages. 

It is important to consider whether you are available for the full period of appointment before applying. Please bear in mind that some countries may hold compulsory inductions which you will need to be able to attend. 

Argentina is the only Spanish-speaking country to offer six-month long placements. Germany and Austria also offer shorter placements, and these are highly competitive. Six-month placements are not available in any Francophone country.

Please note that information listed below is subject to change and will be updated accordingly.

 

Austria

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: four or eight months

Approximate salary: €1,250 net per month

Start and end dates: four month placements run from either early October 2020 to mid-late February 2021 or from early-mid February 2021 to late May 2021.

Eight month placements run from 1 October 2020 to 31 May 2021

Hours per week: 13

Type of institution: you will usually be placed in two schools, both secondary and vocational schools. 

There are further details on placements in the Austria country page.

Belgium

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: eight months

Approximate salary: €870 net per month

Start date and end date: 1 October 2020 - 31 May 2021

Hours per week: 12 hours

Type of institution: posts in both secondary schools and higher education institutions are available.

There are further details on placements in the Belgium country page.

Canada

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: nine months

Approximate salary: CAD $1,700

Start date and end date: 1 September 2020 - 31 May 2021

Hours per week: 18 hours

Type of institution: posts are available in primary and secondary schools. A small number of posts are also available in adult education centres.

There are further details on placements in the Canada country page.

China

Language requirement: no language requirement

Placement length: 10 months

Approximate salary: 5,000 RMB - 9,000 RMB (13,000 RMB in Shanghai) net per month

Start date and end date: mid August 2020 - late June 2021

Hours per week: 16-25 hours

Type of institution: posts are available in primary and secondary schools.

There are further details on placements in the China country page.

France

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: seven months

Approximate salary: €964.88 per month gross

Start date and end date: 1 October 2020 - 30 April 2021

Hours per week: 12-18 hours

Type of institution: posts are available in primary and secondary schools.

There are further details on placements in the France country page.

Germany

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: nine months or five months

Approximate salary: €800 per month net

Start date and end date: nine month placements: 1 September 2020 - 31 May 2021. Five month placements: 1 September 2020 - 28 February 2021

Hours per week: 12 hours

Type of institution: posts in Germany are in secondary schools, with a very small number of postings in the primary and adult sectors.

There are further details on placements in the Germany country page.

Italy

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: eight months

Approximate salary: €850 net per month

Start date and end date: 1 October 2020 - 31 May 2021

Hours per week: 12 hours

Type of institution: the majority of posts are in secondary schools. A small number are available in primary schools.

There are further details on placements in the Italy country page.

Spain

Language requirement: no language requirement

Placement length: between eight and nine months

Approximate salary: between €700 and €1000 net per month

Start date and end date: 1 October 2020 - 31 May 2021 or 30 June 2021

Hours per week: 12-16 hours

Type of institution: there are posts available in Spanish secondary schools, primary schools and state language schools (for adult learners).

There are further details on placements in the Spain country page.

Switzerland

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: 10 months

Approximate salary: CHF 3,200 gross per month

Start date and end date: mid-August 2020 or early September 2020 - end of June 2021 or early July 2021

Hours per week: 12 hours

Type of institution: positions are available in upper-secondary schools (you may work in one or two schools).

There are further details on placements in the Switzerland country page.

Latin America

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Argentina

Placement length: six months

Approximate salary: please note that Argentina experiences high levels of inflation (approximately 40%) so the monthly allowance changes considerably each year. As a result, the monthly allowance will be confirmed nearer the time of appointment.

Start date and end date: mid-March 2021 - Mid-September 2021

Hours per week: 12-18 hours

Type of institution: the main institution where you are based will be a university or teacher training college where the students are training to become English teachers.

There are further details on placements in the Argentina country page.

Chile

Placement length: 11 months

Approximate salary: CLP 430,000 gross per month

Start date and end date: late July 2020 or late August 2020 - late June 2021 or late July 2021

Hours per week: 18 hours

Type of institution: all language assistants in Chile will be working in universities, often within the English departments.

There are further details on placements in the Chile country page.

Colombia

Placement length: 11 months

Approximate salary: COP $2,484,000 per month

Start date and end date: July 2020 - May 2021 

Hours per week: 12-18 hours

Type of institution: the majority of posts in Colombia are at university level.

There are further details on placements in the Colombia country page.

Ecuador

Placement length: between nine and 10 months

Approximate salary: USD $450 per month

Start date and end date: mid-August 2020 - end of May 2021

Hours per week: 15-18 hours

Type of institution: the three assistants will be working for the same university – the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Ambato.

There are further details on placements in the Ecuador country page.

Mexico

Placement length: 10 months

Approximate salary: MXN $8,000 per month

Start date and end date: early September 2020 - late June 2021 

Hours per week: 14 hours

Type of institution: teaching opportunities are available at universities and upper secondary schools.

There are further details on placements in the Mexico country page.