Employ a Language Assistant
One week left to apply
Hosting a Language Assistant in your school is an ideal way to improve language learning for your students.
Language Assistants are native speakers of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian and Irish and are usually between 20-30 years old. They can work with your students to improve their language skills, increase their cultural awareness and boost their confidence.
Watch the films about Scottish schools, primary schools and secondary schools to hear what pupils, teachers, local governments and Language Assistants have to say about the programme.
To find out more about how a Language Assistant would benefit your school and how to apply, read on or sign up for one of our webinars or face-to-face presentations.
In this section
Employ a Language Assistant in Scottish schools
Support languages at National Qualification and Higher level with our help. See how Currie Community High School's French Language Assistant is an 'invaluable asset' to the school.
Employ a Language Assistant in primary schools
Language Assistants help to introduce language learning in English, Welsh and Northern Irish primary schools. See how they have fuelled children's interest in the wider world at Dane Royd.
Employ a Language Assistant in secondary schools
Language Assistants can prepare pupils for exams in English, Welsh and Northern Irish secondary schools. See the 'individual support' they give to GCSE students at Kettlethorpe High School.
Discover how much it will cost to host a Language Assistant and how they can be shared between schools to limit costs.
Support and next steps
Help with the administrative process of employing a Language Assistant. Plus information on how the British Council supports host schools and Language Assistants
How to apply
Apply now to host a Language Assistant in your UK school.