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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 destinations around the world.. Below you will find an overview of the types of placement available. There is more detailed information on specific countries on the individual Destination-Specific Information 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 also offers shorter placements, and these are highly competitive. Six-month placements are not available in any Francophone country.

This information has been updated for placements in 2022-23, but please be aware that this information may be subject to change.

Last updated: 20/10/2021

Austria

Language requirement: A2 in the country’s main language. Please note however that Assistants will be expected to be able to communicate and complete the necessary administration procedures in German. 

Placement length: eight months 

Approximate salary: €1,300 net per month

Start and end dates: full-year placements run from 1 October 2022 to 31 May 2023. 

Hours per week: 13 hours 

Type of institution: posts in Austria are available in secondary and vocational schools (you may work at one or two schools). 

There are further details on placements in the Austria destination 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 2022 - 31 May 2023

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 destination page.

Canada (Quebec)

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: nine months

Approximate salary: CAD $1,700 per month

Start date and end date: 1 September 2022 - 31 May 2023

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 destination page.

China

Language requirement: no language requirement

Placement length: 10 months

Approximate salary: 5,000 RMB - 9,000 RMB net per month

Start date and end date: mid August 2022 - late June 2023

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 destination page.

France

Language requirement: B1 in the country's main language

Placement length: seven months

Approximate salary: €976.40 per month gross 

Start date and end date: 1 October 2022 - 30 April 2023

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 destination page.

Germany

Language requirement: A2 in the country’s main language. Please note however that Assistants will be expected to be able to communicate and complete the necessary administration procedures in German. 

Placement length: nine months or five months

Approximate salary: €850 net per month 

Start date and end date: full-year placements run from early-to-mid September 2022 to 31 May 2023. First-semester placements run from early-to-mid September 2022 to 28 February 2023.  

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 destination page.

Hong Kong

Language requirement: No language requirement.

Placement length: 10 months

Approximate salary: £1,800 – £2,000 GBP per month

Start date and end date: 22 August 2022 – 30 June 2023. 

Hours per week: 40 (Full-time, Monday – Friday)

Type of institution: Various - you can generally expect to work in a vocational education institution with students aged 15 to 24.

There are further details on placements on the Hong Kong destination 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 2022 - 31 May 2023

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 destination 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 2022 - 31 May 2023 or 30 June 2023

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 destination page.

Switzerland

Language requirement: A2 in the country’s main language. Please note however that Assistants will be expected to be able to communicate and complete the necessary administration procedures in French/German.  

Placement length: 10-11 months

Approximate salary: CHF 2,600 net per month 

Start date and end date: mid-August/early September 2022 to end of June/mid-July 2023

Hours per week: 12 hours

Type of institution: posts in Switzerland are in secondary schools, with a very small number of postings in primary schools (you may work in up to three schools). 

There are further details on placements in the Switzerland destination 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 2023 - mid-September 2023 

Hours per week: 12-18 hours

Type of institution: Posts are in universities or teacher training colleges where the students are training to become English teachers.

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

Colombia

Placement length: 11 months

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

Start date and end date: July 2022 - May 2023

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 destination page.

Ecuador

Placement length: between nine and 10 months

Approximate salary: USD $450 per month

Start date and end date: mid-August 2022 - end of May 2023

Hours per week: 15-18 hours

Type of institution: all Assistants (usually three) will work at Pontificia Universidad Católica in Ambato.

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

Mexico

Placement length: 10 months

Approximate salary: MXN $8,000 per month

Start date and end date: early September 2022 - late June 2023

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 destination page.