Bring language and culture alive in your school
Language Assistants work in UK primary and secondary schools, including sixth form and further education colleges. Native-level speakers of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Irish, they support the teaching and learning of languages and cultures in the classroom.
They come from a range of countries in Europe and beyond. Visit the website for a full list.
New funding opportunities to host Chinese Language Assistants
Subsidised and fully funded Language Assistants from China are available to primary and secondary schools. Visit our website for information.
Note: If you are applying for a fully funded Language Assistant you are required to submit an electronic grant application. Please visit the website to download the form and find out what to do next.
The deadline is 31 January 2014 (schools notified of outcome by 28 February 2014).
If you are applying for a subsidised Language Assistant you are required to follow the steps below.
How do I apply for a Language Assistant?
Schools and local authorities should follow these two easy steps:
If you are a local authority school please consult the list of UK local authority contacts below before getting in touch with the British Council. If your school has a Local Authority Co-ordinator included in the list you should contact him or her directly. The local authority will submit an application on your behalf.
If your school does not have a Co-ordinator you must apply directly to the British Council. Non-local authority schools (including all academies) should also apply directly.
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