English Language Assistant Scheme

ELA Scheme 2024/2025

Would you like the opportunity to live abroad and get some teaching experience while you’re there? Why not check out the ELA scheme and start dreaming of all the amazing travel experiences you’ll have in your spare time?

The English Language Assistant (ELA) Scheme aims to provide additional support to school communities to experience the target language and its culture with a native speaker. The role of the assistant is to:

-Support the teaching staff of schools in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

-Conduct conversation classes in English. 

-Supplement classes with exercises in reading, dictation and oral composition and written composition.

-Give pupils an insight into Irish culture in Ireland – you are there in the capacity as a representative for your country.

You can learn more about the ELA scheme at gov.ie