British Council

Another very popular option with language students who wish to participate in an exchange programme is the British Council’s Assistantship programme.

British Council

This is the perfect opportunity for you to experience life in another country and to perfect your language skills. Add to that the fact that you only work 12-15 hours a week and you get paid, choosing to spend your year abroad teaching English is pretty hard to beat.

The list of places you can travel to with the British Council is endless and includes France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and South America to name a few.

Still not convinced? Don’t think teaching is for you? Think again! You can highlight which age group you would prefer to teach, you will receive loads of support and training before you’re sent into the classroom and you will be assigned a mentor teacher when you arrive.

To find out more about the English Language Assistant Programme check out the British Council website ( and the CSA Working Abroad page (