Odyssey Language-Assistant Program

Job Description

Odyssey is a 9 month, professional work experience program as a language-assistant. It gives participants the opportunity to travel to another province or territory than their own while sharing their language and culture. Under the supervision of a teacher, language-assistants work in an elementary, secondary or post-secondary school to motivate, encourage, and enrich the lives of students. Odyssey gives participants the opportunity to gain paid, professional work experience in a school while discovering another region in Canada, enriching the lives of students, and being immersed in another language.

Roles and responsibilities:
Organizing cultural and linguistic activities
Motivating students while promoting language fluency
Sharing your culture through art, music, stories, games, etc.
Please note: Language Assistants do NOT replace teachers

Job Function



$18,500 for 9 months (September to May)
25 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Additional Benefits:
School holidays off
Pan-Canadian training session for first-time language assistants
Provincial training session(s)
Possibility of receiving travel allowances
Possibility of obtaining university credits

Desired Skills and Experience

You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Solid English or French language skills, oral and written. Bilingualism is not required.
Before the start of your work term, you must have completed at least one year of postsecondary studies in any field of study
Please note: there is no age limit for participation in Odyssey

Creativity and enthusiasm about sharing your language and culture
Experience working or volunteering with children or youth
Teaching, tutoring, coaching or mentoring experience
Experience traveling or participating in exchange opportunities
Basic skills in your second official language

APPLY by February 28, 2017

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Job Location

Toronto, Canada


Job Details

The Odyssey Language-Assistant Program
  • Canada: Toronto
Employment type:
English, French
Not Applicable
Primary/Secondary Education
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