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. Additional support from Language Assistants can also help schools to implement Government policy on language learning.

Language Assistants fall into three general categories:

  • university students, studying subjects relating to teaching
  • intending or trainee teachers 
  • experienced teachers (this usually only applies to Language Assistants from China).

Read on to find out how a Language Assistant would benefit your school, and how to apply.

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