Teach abroad as an English Language Assistant
The English Language Assistants (ELA) programme 2021/2 is open for applications.
Now in its 115th year, this global programme offers paid placement opportunities for UK students and graduates to teach English in one of 14 countries – allowing you to develop your language skills, boost your CV and go on an adventure of a lifetime!
About the programme
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.
Visit the revamped ELA website which includes full programme details including eligibility criteria and the link to the online application form.