Language ambassadors


Apply now to be a language ambassador! The deadline for applications is 11th October 2013*.


We are currently recruiting language ambassadors to help us communicate the benefits of studying languages. Working as a Capital L Ambassador will give you experience of working with a wide range of people, help you improve your communication skills, and allow you to make a difference by enthusing young people to learn languages, as well as impressing future employers! As a language ambassador you will attend events at schools and colleges around London or at your own university, informing young people about the benefits of studying languages and inspiring them with your experiences of studying languages at university. 


Language ambassadors are paid £9/hr plus travel expenses for events outside TfL zones 1&2.

Capital L Ambassadors must be current students at one of our partner institutions. For more information, go to our Introduction page.


To apply, please read the role description carefully and send us a copy of your CV accompanied by a letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role and why you want to be a Language Ambassador to The deadline for applications is 11th October 2013*  

We aim to contact applicants selected for interview by 16th October. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 21st October. Successful candidates will be invited to attend training sessions on Saturday 16th November and during the week commencing 18th November. Further details will be provided to successful candidates. 

If you have any questions, please contact us on:


*Exceptions may be made for students at universities with a later term start. 




Please note:
If your application to become a Language Ambassador is successful, we will need the following documents from you:

  • Personal and payroll information form
  • A copy of your passport
  • P46 form – obtainable from the office (room RG01 in SOAS), or from:
  • DBS checks – you may need to receive an Enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to work on a one-to-one basis with young people. Being a language ambassador does not require you to be checked, but you may be restricted from carrying out some specific tasks if you have not been checked. Please let us know if you already have one of these or are in the process of applying for one. For further information about DBS checks, follow this link: