Employ a Language Assistant
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.
There are still a number of highly qualified Language Assistants looking to secure a placement in the UK. If you are interested in employing a Language Assistant please email or telephone us on 0161 957 7755 and we will do everything we can to ensure that you are provided with one.
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.