Language Assistants for Chinese (School Placements): British Council/HSBC Global Education Programme: 2012

The British Council are delighted to offer the unique opportunity for three clusters of two or three schools to have a Chinese Language Assistant (CLA) for the 2012-13 academic year. These CLAs will be fully funded by our partner HSBC Global Education Programme and are available only to schools and academies who are new to teaching Mandarin and have not previously hosted a CLA.

Background:  Chinese Language Assistants can work in a wide range of ways to bring the Mandarin language and Chinese culture alive in your primary, secondary or special needs classrooms. All are qualifi ed teachers and return to their schools at the end of the school year. The Language Assistants programme has supported the mutual exchange of outstanding language teaching and learning for over 100 years. It provides opportunities for UK language students to gain experience overseas and brings native language speakers to teach language and culture in UK schools as well as support in other curriculum areas and extra curriculum activities. The Chinese Language Assistant will be available to start work from Monday 10th September 2012 until 30th June 2013, to teach 12 hours contact time per week.  There are 3 fully funded HSBC posts available for the UK.  This is a fantastic opportunity to bring the language and culture alive for your students.

 Who is eligible to apply for a CLA?  All schools, sixth form colleges and colleges of further education are eligible to apply for the services of a Chinese language assistant.

 What is the Placement Procedure?  Deadline for applications is 1 June 2012. FAQs for Chinese Language Assistants are  available here

The CLA programme is also explained in this information sheet.

How to apply  Information and application form:   

Customer services: language [dot] assistants [at] britishcouncil [dot] org Tel: 0161 957 7755