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
Applications for subsidised Language Assistants from China have now closed.
How do I apply for a Language Assistant?
Schools and local authorities should follow these two easy steps:
The initial application deadline of 28 March has now passed and we have closed applications for Language Assistants from China.
However for all other languages and countries we are still able to accept applications and have extended the application period until 31 May 2014.
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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