Language Assistants

5 ways a Year Abroad makes you more employable

Language skills, confidence, independence, cultural awareness, international network of contacts and a foot in the door: why you should study or work abroad.

by Charlotte Daniels


Sophie was a Language Assistant in Manosque and is now a journalist and sub-editor at the Sunday Times

by Global Graduates

Questions about Language Assistants


If I work abroad/become a Language Assistant will I fall behind in my 4th y...

Work placement

Hello - in my opinion you absolutely WON'T fall behind in your 4th year if you decide to work abroad or become a language assistant. You'll find that if you put the effort in, your language skills wil...


Has anyone collected quotes from their students on what they see the specia...

Learner feedback

Hi Hannah,We have some great articles on that give more details of the life of a language assistant and their interactions with students.- Looking back over the British Council Lan...


I have just received an email saying what school I am going to in Spain, wi...


No. Once the application has been approved and you have been paired, it lies with the international body. You will get an email about applying for the police check but other than that contact should b...


BC Language Assistant in either Argentina or Chile?


Well, Castellano is a variant of Spanish. It's sort of as if you were saying that American English is more difficult to learn than British English. So you're comparing the same language. The same gra...

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