About the assistantship
An assistantship is a great way to improve a foreign language, gain intercultural competencies and add an international dimension to your Essex degree.
Duration: whole academic year.
Location: variety of locations around the world.
Departure date: usually in September or October.
Deadline: TBC - most likely February 2019. Information on how to apply is available on the British Council website
- Support the teaching of English in a classroom setting (this can be a school or a university)
- Plan activities to facilitate and encourage English learning
- Educate locals on British culture
With ten countries to choose from, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain a professional experience, transferrable interpersonal and organisation skills, cultural awareness and exposure to working abroad. This could be a more financially accessible option as during this program Language Assistants may have the opportunity to earn a salary.
If you're placed in a European country, you're also eligible for an Erasmus+ grant in addition to any remuneration provided by the host institution. (For 2018-19, this was a monthly grant of €400-450 depending on the country).
Essex Abroad is proud to support this program and has successfully sent students overseas to be British Council Language Assistants in recent years.
As long as you're enrolled onto the degree variant '(Including Year Abroad)' you're eligible for this program, regardless of your discipline. To join this program, you'll need to have an average first year mark of 50% or above and pass all second year modules on first attempt. Further details and how to apply can be found here.
Get in touch
If you're interested in this program or have any questions about the Work Abroad programs, please feel free to email:
- Teresa Torres, British Council Language Assistantship co-ordinator