English Council Language Assistants Program

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UK Language Assistants Team . Northern Ireland: BelfastScotland: EdinburghEngland and Wales: London and Manchester. . . Terms and conditions in 15 distinct nations. If it's not too much trouble allude to the data on our site: http://www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistants.htm http://languageassistant.co.uk Both students and graduates can apply for posts in all nations with the exception of China (graduates just

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English Council Language Assistants Program Tutors' and Year Abroad Co-ordinators' Briefing Thursday 13 October 2011, London Friday 14 October 2011, Manchester

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UK Language Assistants Team Northern Ireland: Belfast Scotland: Edinburgh England and Wales: London and Manchester

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Terms and conditions in 15 distinct nations Please allude to the data on our site: http://www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistants.htm http://languageassistant.co.uk Both students and graduates can apply for posts in all nations with the exception of China (graduates just) Year Abroad competitors given need over definite year understudies/graduates for all nations aside from Canada, Latin America and Switzerland. Single semester arrangements in Argentina, Austria, and Germany Final choice in regards to arrangements rests with the outside accomplices: e.g. non-UK travel permits, inabilities and therapeutic conditions, more seasoned candidates

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General focuses Test-run the online framework: enter "Surname" DELETE and "Forename" TUTOR Passport numbers required on application No visa photographs Candidates with dependants must encase letter to affirm budgetary autonomy Former partners made a request to give have school report Foreign specialists can't ensure particular solicitations Successful culmination of second year of degree course is a prerequisite Meaning of 'lasting location's in the online enlistment Ill-exhorted email addresses! Email affirmation of online enlistment

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Review of utilization technique Hybrid online application process Tutor's reference: A level A-D ought to be granted for scholarly capacity A level 1-4 ought to be granted for reasonableness to be an aide in light of what you think about the understudy Requests for particular ranges can't be ensured and certain regions are regularly oversubscribed –advise understudies in like manner Non local level speakers of English – ineligible Policy in regards to fragmented applications

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New Assessment Criteria Candidates' appropriateness surveyed as per six territories : 1) References -Academic reference, proficient reference, reference from host school 2) Teaching Experience -Not basic 3) Motivation to be a dialect collaborator 4) Skills and premiums 5) Adaptability 6) Expression and introduction -showed in application shape

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Assessment Days All short-recorded candidates for Canada, China, Latin America and Switzerland are welcome to an appraisal day Applicants for Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain might be met by phone: test level of outside dialect or information of UK culture Invited candidates must go to evaluation days and pay their own particular travel costs Please allude them to our site for exhortation on evaluation days It is prescribed that understudies take a gander at the "LanguageAssistant" site before assessment Result of appraisal day is sent to coaches/co-ordinators

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The distribution procedure Matching Meetings: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain Other nations: dossiers are sent to the accomplice association with proposals for assignment Dossiers are sorted into first decision regions preceding the Matching Meeting A choice is made at Matching Meeting on district inside France, Germany and a few posts in Spain – dossiers are then sent to individual areas for designation to schools by nearby examiners Assistants are apportioned to schools straightforwardly by the Ministry/expert in Austria, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and a few posts in Spain Candidates are educated of the result by email – guides are typically sent a spreadsheet by email Assistants in France and Germany are educated of their portion by the school or neighborhood instruction specialist specifically

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Preparation Our data packs sent 4 a month and a half before takeoff and incorporate (by email): Country Notes (regulatory) Information on acceptance courses abroad "LanguageAssistant" manual Personal Safety flyer Contact points of interest of different aides in present and earlier years Certificate of administration – to be marked and stamped by endless supply of administration A ton of this data is accessible for coaches on our site

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Support and counsel amid the year Assistants are utilized by the school or training specialist abroad, not the British Council are urged to talk up in the event that they have an issue are urged to be socially touchy and give it a shot Paid employment and must take after wiped out leave methods and finish their agreements Problem comprehending: - at first through coach or senior instructor - then through nearby training expert - then through the British Council's accomplice association in their nation - at exactly that point through the British Council in the UK are urged to bolster each other locally (British Council gives contact subtle elements of different aides)

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Language Assistant Support www.languageassistant.co.uk TeachingEnglish site http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/dialect colleague 2 'Virtual Mentors': one for essential, one for optional educating on Facebook Essential UK/LearnEnglish Kids – for understudies Web joins

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Erasmus Work arrangements Event Title Name Erasmus and Language Assistants Joanna Collins

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Introduction Language Assistantships same as different Erasmus work positions Students must be qualified for Erasmus versatility

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Student Eligibility Enrolled full time at a HEI with an Erasmus Charter for understudy work situations If low maintenance, must be full time amid arrangement Undergraduate or postgraduate, prompting to a tertiary level capability

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Duration Minimum - 3 months Maximum - 12 months Two arrangements allowed (minImum term each) Can be study in addition to situation (least length each) Must work all day

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Finances understudies qualified for UK bolster Fee waiver (not affirmed for 2012-13; seek will stay after more established expense administration understudies) gives and credits kept up Erasmus concede (€ 250+ every month) Supplementary installments – exceptional necessities, broadening investment, need nations

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Other prerequisites Recognition –recognised as a feature of the understudy's program Training assention (understudy, sending and getting association) Certificate of participation Student report

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Other necessities HE Erasmus portability report Tick box for dialect aides Receiving association – name of school

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Thank you erasmus@britishcouncil.org www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus

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Introduction Language Assistantships same as different Erasmus work positions Students must be qualified for Erasmus versatility

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Duration Minimum - 3 months Maximum - 12 months Can be two back to back arrangements Can be study in addition to arrangement (still least span) Must work all day

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Finances understudies qualified for UK bolster and no less than 24 weeks away: Fee waiver (not affirmed for 2012-13; expect for more seasoned charge administration) gives and advances kept up Erasmus give (€ 250+ every month) Supplementary installments – unique needs, extending cooperation, need nations

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Other prerequisites Recognition Training assention (understudy, sending and accepting association) Student report

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Other prerequisites HE Erasmus versatility report Tick box for dialect aides Receiving association – name of school

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Thank you erasmus@britishcouncil.org www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus

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Comenius Assistants Eduardo Lees, Project Officer

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Comenius Assistants program A chance to pick up a superior comprehension of the European measurement to instructing and learning, upgrade your insight into remote dialects, other European nations and to enhance your showing abilities

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What do CAs do? Work in pre-essential, essential, auxiliary or FE universities A 'social envoy' bringing an European measurement over the educational programs – be innovative! Educate your pro subject Help set up or bolster European school joins/ventures Work 12 – 16 hours for each week Flexible contract length – anything from 13 – 45 weeks

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Where would you be able to go as a CA? All over Europe! Decision of 32 nations – no dialect learning required 27 EU nations + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Croatia

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What bolster do CAs get? Pre-takeoff preparation in the UK Mentor educator delegated in school In-nation acceptance meeting On-going backing from British Council Network of associate support by means of a Facebook gather

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What about cash as a CA? Concede paid towards everyday costs – rates shift as per goal nation Lump aggregate commitment towards travel costs Additional subsidizing accessible for dialect readiness Additional financing accessible to bolster participation at in-nation enlistment

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What are the qualification criteria to be a CA? Yes in the event that: You are meaning to seek after a vocation in showing UK National or any nationality occupant in UK Native level speaker of English You have effectively finished least of 2 years at HE You have not as of now filled in as an instructor

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How would you apply to be a CA? Application due date: 31 January 2012 (extensive for schools and aides) Application shape, rules and appraisal frame accessible on www.britishcouncil.org/comenius from November

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What occurs next? February – April Applications are handled and surveyed (qualification and quality). You will be educated of the result of your application by mid April – June Approved Assistant applications and endorsed Assistant Host School Applications from crosswise over Europe will be coordinated with each other by Comenius National Agencies. June – July You will get warning of the name and area of your host school took after by a duplicate of

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