Native English-speaking language assistants are young students wishing to spend a year abroad experiencing a different culture and learning a new language whilst at the same time offering help and support for language learners in the classroom. Their role in a centre of education is as follows:
- Conversation practice
- Assisting in the language lab, with audio-visual classes, linguistic issues, presentations and oral examinations.
- Stimulating student language skills through games, reading and songs.
- Assistance in subjects other than English, for example, science, art and technology, physical education.
- Assisting in any other area to improve student language skills