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).

To find out more, visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/language-assistants/employ

Chinese Language Assistants (Fully funded)

Chinese Language Assistants are native-level speakers of Mandarin. Qualified and experienced teachers in their home country, they bring Chinese language and culture alive in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities.

 Hosting a Chinese Language Assistant offers the entire school community an opportunity to learn about one of the world’s fastest- growing economies, while gaining language skills and an international perspective. 

This year, CLAs are fully funded by Hanban and the Welsh Government.

 To find out more, visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/classroom-support/language-assistants/about/where-from/china

Language Assistants