13 episodes

Whether you already have a Language Assistants placement confirmed, are thinking about applying in the future, or are generally looking for information to prepare you for living abroad ... then you have come to the right place!

Each week the team will be chatting with colleagues, former assistants and experts on a range of themes. From finding accommodation, money matters, and insurance, to settling into school life, managing culture shock and making friends; they hope to help you prepare for time overseas.

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Language Assistants British Council

    • Government

Whether you already have a Language Assistants placement confirmed, are thinking about applying in the future, or are generally looking for information to prepare you for living abroad ... then you have come to the right place!

Each week the team will be chatting with colleagues, former assistants and experts on a range of themes. From finding accommodation, money matters, and insurance, to settling into school life, managing culture shock and making friends; they hope to help you prepare for time overseas.

Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

    Canada

    Canada

    In this episode, Finola is joined by Renaud and Rhianna as they discuss life in Quebec. Featuring ski-doos, poutine and the topic of Canadian French, be sure to listen for all the top tips !


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    • 26 min
    Austria

    Austria

    In this episode, Finola speaks to two former language assistants: Luke and Katrina about their experience in Austria. Both share their key top tips about life, admin and their experience...especially to keep your fridge stocked before Sunday!


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    • 26 min
    Wellbeing

    Wellbeing

    In this episode, Bethan and Andrew from the British Council discussing the importance of and ways to wellbeing for Language Assistants, with helpful links and their own personal stories along the way.

    As mentioned in the video:

    - 5 Ways to Wellbeing

    - Mind


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    • 21 min
    France

    France

    In this episode, Finola speaks to three former language assistants - Jason, Clorrie and Isabel - about their experience as a language assistant in France. Starting with the typical week, they then discuss challenges and their adventures. From teaching the next generation of French chefs to having tea with a International Prize winning author! 


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    • 33 min
    Italy

    Italy

    In this episode, Olivia is joined by Felicity and Emma who look back on their time as a language assistant in Italy. From delicious food to Romeo and Juliet, this podcast has lots of helpful tips and provides an insight into the experience of being an assistant in Italy. 


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    • 26 min
    China

    China

    In this episode, Felicity gives the lowdown on eligibility criteria for China and Finola speaks to Jasper and Lorna - two former English Language Teachers in China. They talk about their experiences, the benefits and challenges of living in China as a teacher and share some invaluable top tips -  useful information for those considering applying! 


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    • 33 min

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