Applications for the 2017 Teach India programme are closed
What's it all about?
the British Council India Teaching Assistants programme is part of a KPMG-funded initiative and offers an opportunity for young people in the UK to work in an Indian NGO school as teaching assistants for five months. These specially selected schools are looking to add an international dimension to their teaching. Teaching assistants benefit from the experience of working alongside teachers and students in India. It also allows them to get a first-hand feel of India and explore the cultural diversity it offers.
Watch the video above to see what some previous participants have to say about their experience.
What will I be doing?
Teaching assistants support schools by teaching subjects across the curriculum to primary and secondary age groups. Most schools request support with teaching English but, depending on your skills, you could be developing your pupils' history knowledge or inpsiring budding scientists. Once you are selected to take part in the programme, we will match your skills to the participating schools' needs. You will also get involved with extra-curricular activities and international projects, bringing a slice of the UK to your pupils.
You will be given guidance and a proper induction to begin with, but then you will gain a certain level of responsibility as the placement progresses.
Song for video below: India - The Land I Never Chose © Ed Potter and Abhinav Upadhyay.