Teach abroad as an English Language Assistant

Key dates

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now open and close Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 16.00 UK time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The deadline for references is Wednesday 12 February 23.50 UK time. 

We recommend you read the below before applying.

The assistantship

Every year, around 2,500 language assistants from the UK support the teaching of English in 14 countries around the world. 

British Council offers the opportunity to teach English overseas on a paid six-month or one-year placement working as a language assistant. 

As an English Language Assistant, you will: 

  • strengthen your CV
  • improve your fluency in another language
  • gain a number of skills including communication, presentation, time management, organisation, teamwork, and problem-solving
  • immerse yourself in another culture and improve your cultural awareness
  • develop professional confidence

Teaching time is limited to between 12 and 20 hours a week, giving you plenty of time to experience the country and pursue other interests.

More information & apply on the programme's page.