Austria: US Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Schools

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students. Applications are accepted from November through January. Benefits include monthly salary and insurance coverage; airfare is not covered.

Chile: English Opens Doors Program

The EODP is a branch of the Ministry of Education designed to improve English language education in schools throughout Chile. Volunteers teach 35 hours a week at public schools under the supervision of Chilean 5th-12th grade teachers. Students live with a host family for the duration of the program. Full-time volunteers make a lasting impact on the lives of their students, motivating them to improve their English and participate in cross-cultural exchange. English Open Doors Volunteers teach alongside a Chilean co-teacher in either public or semi- private schools. Volunteers are placed throughout Chile, and work with students ranging from 5th to 12th grade. The application usually opens in September with the deadline usually falling between February and April. Benefits include a monthly allowance; insurance; accommodations and meals with a host family. Airfare is not covered.

France: Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for seven months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Contracts are available for elementary or secondary schools. Proficiency in French is required. All teaching contracts last from October 1st through April 30th. The application usually opens in October, and the deadline is usually in January. An application fee of $60.00 is charged; you may request assistance from the Office of Student Fellowships to cover this fee. Benefits include a monthly stipend (beginning from the end of the first month). Airfare is not covered.

Georgia: Teach and Learn with Georgia

Please note that the webpage for this program has not been updated in some time; you may wish to contact the program directly for up-to-date information. Volunteer teachers will stay in Georgia for at least one year and experience once in a lifetime opportunities, such as getting familiarized with amazing Georgian customs and traditions by living with local families, experiencing unique Georgian folklore and cuisine by socializing with local communities, and learning the Georgian language, one of the 14 existing alphabets in the world, should they wish to do so. The application deadline falls in July. Benefits include a monthly stipend; housing; insurance; round-trip airfare; and a local mobile phone.

Japan: Interac

Interac is Japan’s leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school. You may apply for this program at any time. Recruiting happens for spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May). Benefits include: monthly stipend and help with arranging housing (housing costs are not covered individually). Airfare is not covered.

Japan: the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students. Applications are accepted from from October to late November or early December. Benefits include a generous salary, insurance, and transportation to and from Japan.

Korea: English Program in Korea

The English Program in Korea (EPIK), affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges and reform English teaching methodologies in Korea. There is no set application deadline; if you hope to begin teaching in the spring term, begin applying in August and if you hope to begin teaching in the fall term, begin applying in February. The benefits include: monthly salary; settlement allowance; free housing; entrance and exit allowance; severance pay; and 50% coverage of medical insurance premiums. TEFL certification OR a teaching licensure in any field is required.

Spain: Meddeas

Meddeas cooperates with more than 200 official private schools all over Spain to provide language teaching assistants. Opportunities are available to recent graduates and undergraduate students and Spanish language ability is not required. Participants will enroll a structured training program and teach English in a Spanish private or state-funded private school. Deadlines vary.

Spain: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students’ knowledge of English or French and North American culture. Eligible are seniors and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage. The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing grants for US and Canadian university students –majoring in any subject- and graduates with some proficiency in Spanish. Its main objective is to provide North American native English or French students with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 hours a week).

Application open between January and April. The program includes a monthly stipend, but airfare and housing are not covered.

Spain: RVF International

RVF International cooperates with public schools all across Spain that are looking for native English speakers from the United States and Canada to teach their native language (English) as language assistant teachers. The program provides visa support, relocation support, residency status support, and Spanish language courses and cultural immersion opportunities, as well as support throughout the duration of the teaching appointment. The local regional governments in Spain operate and manage the school placements and the connection with the schools, while RVF International supports applicants throughout the entire application process, placement process, visa process, residency process and everyday matters both big and small.

RVF offers rolling admissions for two appointment periods and this is a paid opportunity.

Thailand: Teach for Thailand

TTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning. TTC will provide housing, a monthly stipend, domestic work-related travel, and work permit and visa. Airfare is not covered. The deadlines for this program are December (fall cycle) and April (spring cycle).