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UK-German FLA/ELA Ambassadors

The 2016-17 FLA/ELA Ambassadors programme is now closed.

Applications for the 2017-18 programme will open at the beginning of the new school year. Deadline: 13 October 2017.

General information about the programme

The FLA/ELA Ambassadors are a bilateral network of language assistants who are working in schools in the UK and Germany. They run small joint projects, activities, events or clubs in order to inspire and motivate young people in their schools for the language and culture of the other country, to enable young people to have direct, meaningful contact with young people in the other country and to make lessons come to life through active involvement in joint projects with their peers.

UK-German Connection offers two seminars and ongoing support for the projects. All members of the network must be able to attend both seminars. The first, introductory seminar usually takes place in London in late November (2017 dates: either 17–19 oder 24–26 November, tbc) and provide a platform for network members to meet and plan projects together. A second seminar takes place at the end of April or beginning of May the following year, to share experiences, present projects and evaluate the programme.

UK-German Connection covers all the costs for both seminars and also provides a small project fund for activities. Participants pay a small contribution at the time of the first seminar.

Project support

The FLA/ELA Ambassadors programme is carried out with the support of the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst, the British Council and the Goethe-Institut. You can find more information on the language assistants programme on their websites:


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"This role provided me with a real purpose in my German school. Staff and pupils got to know me quicker, too!" (Former ELA Ambassador)

"Es hat meine Zeit als FLA so viel interessanter, vielfältiger, lustiger und hilfreicher – einfach so viel besser – gemacht!"
(Former FLA Ambassador)