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www.britishcouncil.org/studyworkcreate British Council Language Assistants Programme Rosie Kennedy, Product Delivery Officer
www.britishcouncil.org/studyworkcreate Language Assistants Programme Worldwide network of bi-lateral programmes 2,500 Language Assistants from the UK support the teaching of English in 14 countries around the world, and 2000 Modern Language Assistants teach their native language in the UK Aim: improve both the language ability of the assistants and their students as well as support opportunities to expand cultural awareness and understanding
www.britishcouncil.org/studyworkcreate www.britishcouncil.org3 Where can assistants go? French-speaking countries German-speaking countries Spanish-speaking countries Italy, China Latin America? France? Spain? China? Italy? Germany? Switzerland? Belgium? Austria? Canada?
www.britishcouncil.org/studyworkcreate English Language Assistants Help to teach English Work with class teacher or in small groups Develop students’ confidence and competence in English Not class teacher (in most countries) so introduce UK contemporary culture in the classroom Discuss sport, music, fashion, politics etc.
www.britishcouncil.org/studyworkcreate www.britishcouncil.org5 What skills will assistants gain? Confidence, Independence, Social skills, Cultural awareness, Communication skills, Planning skills, Organisational skills, Patience, Adaptability, Public speaking experience, Ability to live abroad, Improved language skills, Self-sufficiency, Self-reliance, Budgeting skills, Ability to live alone, Maturity, Resilience, Initiative, Teamwork skills, Open-mindedness, Time management skills, Assertion, Self- Knowledge, Resourcefulness, Presentation skills, Perseverance, Ability to cope in a wide range of situations, Tolerance, Problem-solving, Self- motivation, Diplomacy, Leadership, Creativity, Professional work experience, Listening skills, Negotiation skills, Research skills, Ability to improvise
www.britishcouncil.org/studyworkcreate Aimed at graduates only No language requirement 1 st Sept – 30 th June (approx.) 20 hours per week Two weeks training provided Paid salary equivalent to local teacher’s Free accommodation Return flight paid for upon completion of the contract Language Assistants China programme
www.britishcouncil.org8 http://www.britishcouncil.org/language-assistants → click on the ‘Become a Language Assistant’ tab for: - country specific pages - case studies from previous assistants - information about our application procedures Email: Assistants.UK@britishcouncil.orgAssistants.UK@britishcouncil.org Twitter: @Languageasst Blogs: http://www.britishcouncil.org/bloghttp://www.britishcouncil.org/blog Find out more:
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