Information and applications for the English teaching assistantships in Europe can be found at the following sites. You should have an intermediate knowledge of the language (French, Spanish, or German) but this really isn’t enforced for the French program…
English Assistant in France
Teach English conversation 12 hours a week in Primary or Secondary schools for a monthly stipend of 780 €. Medical insurance & paid holidays. Contracts of 6, 7, or 9 months, all beginning October 1. Application deadline for US: February 2009. About 1,600 posts available. / Canada: March 2009 – 300 posts / Australia: November 23, 2008 – 80 posts / New Zealand: January 2009 – 60 posts (Read my Assistants Guide if you want to know what the program is like.)
English Assistant in Spain
Almost the same as the French program, but monthly stipend of 700 € and contract of 8 months (October – May). About 1,200 posts available.
English Assistant in Austria
Monthly stipend of 977 € and contract of 8 months (October – May). Must already have Bachelor’s degree. This assistantship is administered by the Fulbright Commission, so only 120 posts are available. Application for 2009-10 will be available November 15, 2008, and deadline is February 15, 2009.
English Assistant in Germany
Monthly stipend of 700 € and contract of 9 months (September – June). Must already have Bachelor’s degree. Also administered by Fulbright, so only 70 posts available and highly competitive.
English Assistant in Finland
Americans (no knowledge of Finnish required)
No application or deadline; just send resume and cover letter. Applicants with teaching experience receive priority. Contracts from late August until May; salary will be sufficient to cover living expenses.