What the English Language Assistant (ELA) Scheme is
The role of the ELA is to assist teachers in the classroom and help pupils to see a foreign language as a living language of millions of people rather than as a ‘school’ language. The basic duties of the assistant are to:
assist the regular staff of the school either in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels
conduct conversation classes in English
supplement such classes by exercises in reading, dictation and oral composition and written composition
give pupils an insight into the way of life in Ireland
The 6 countries referred to above also select applicants from their own country who want to serve in Irish schools on the same basis as Irish assistants serve in these countries.
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Applications for the ELA Scheme for 2022/2023 will open in November 2021 and all details will be available at that time.
The closing date for the ELA Scheme for 2021/2022 was 15 March 2021. The applications are now with the Selection Committee. The scheme is now closed to any further applications.