Courses and Conferences

To find out more about the professional development opportunities we offer or to book onto an upcoming course or training day please visit our dedicated CPD site.

Apply for One or More Language Assistants

EES for Schools would like to invite your school to apply for one or more European Foreign Language Assistants (EFLAs) and/or Chinese Language Assistants (CLAs) for the 2017/18 academic year.

Hosting a language assistant can have a significant positive impact on the entire school community, as well as on language lessons specifically. Assistants can improve standards (as recognised by Ofsted) and enrich the whole curriculum.

Essex County Council and EES for Schools Training and Development team will be administering and managing all arrangements and applications in liaison with the British Council. Providing Essex schools with a comprehensive package of support services at a fee of £365 per assistant for 2017/18, this covers: placement and administration of assistants, three half-days induction and training, and a school information session.

For further details and to view the application form click here, please email completed application forms to by 17 March 2017.

For EFLA queries and information, contact the Training and Development team on 033301 39834 or

For CLA queries, please contact Zhong Wang or Athena Page from the China Educational Links and Mandarin Programme team on 033301 30775 or