English Language Assistantships under Threat

The British Council’s English Language Assistantship scheme, which has been running for over 100 years, has been suspended for the current year because of the government’s funding cuts. Whether the scheme will recruit next year is uncertain, but concerned AGS members and followers of this blog are urged to write to Minister Michael Gove at the Department for Education to protest: info@education.gsi.gov.uk

The Independent has also covered the story:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/centuryold-teaching-programme-suspended-after-spending-cuts-2114235.html

2 Responses to English Language Assistantships under Threat

  1. BCLA2010 says:

    Save the British Council Language Assistantship Scheme!

    Just sign the petition and pass it on to anyone who will listen:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/BCLA2010/petition.html

    Thank you.

  2. […] News that the British Council’s long-standing scheme to coordinate placements for undergraduat… can hardly come as a surprise, given the composition of the present government. […]

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