1. Teaching qualifications
You do not need a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification to apply. However, successful candidates for China will be required to complete a compulsory TEFL course prior to departure.
You must be flexible regarding your preferences (area, environment, age group etc) and be willing to accept any post that is offered.
For most countries, you will be able to give three area preferences, and preferences relating to the size of town you’d like to work in and the age group you’d like to teach. However, the number of posts in each area is limited and your preferences cannot be guaranteed.
We recommend that you look at the preferences for your country of application and research the areas available thoroughly before applying.
You must be available to complete the full period of your post, usually a full academic year. In Argentina, Austria and Germany, a limited number of six-month posts are available.
3. Support requirements
If you have any additional support requirements (for example, disabilities, medical conditions or dependent children), please provide as much information as possible in your application to enable us to find a post best suited to your needs.
We may contact you during the application process to discuss your specific needs and how we can accommodate them.
4. Maximum number of placements
You can be a language assistant through our programme a maximum of four times, regardless of whether the posts were in the same or different countries. Both consecutive and non-consecutive years will be counted.
Ready to apply?
Applications for 2020-21 are likely to open in November 2019. In the meantime, please read our application guidance carefully before beginning an application.