There’s still time to apply to travel and teach English abroad in 2021

Teaching English

The British Council’s English Language Assistants programme is a major UK mobility initiative that offers paid teaching placements abroad, providing the perfect opportunity to travel, teach and gain invaluable experiences along the way.

Open to UK students and graduates, the programme offers paid six-month or one-year placement in 15 destinations, to support the teaching of English in countries around the world.

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.

As an English Language Assistant, you will:

  • strengthen your CV
  • gain classroom experience
  • 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 and employability skills

There are opportunities for those with high-level language skills in French, German, Spanish and Italian, as well as opportunities for those from non-language disciplines.

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year

There’s still time to apply to the English Language Assistants programme for 2021-2, and the application submission deadline is Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 16.00 GMT.

To find out more and apply visit the British Council website to view the step-by-step application guide and access the online application form.

Every year the British Council send around 2,500 English Language Assistants from the UK to work around the globe – could you be one of them?