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Erasmus Plus UK Funding for Language Teachers

As a French, Spanish, German or Italian teacher in the UK education system then you may be eligible to apply for a fully funded trip abroad to enhance your teaching skills. The Erasmus Plus UK funding applications deadline ends on 2nd February, which gives you two weeks to apply for this fantastic opportunity.

Erasmus Plus UK Funding is the European Union’s initiative to increase skills and employability through training and education. Cactus Language can arrange French, German, Spanish and Italian teacher training courses that are funded by Erasmus Plus UK. Training courses range from from two days to two months and are fully funded by the initiative.

What are the aims of Erasmus Plus UK?

The funding is used to promote immersion in the language (improving language skills) and promote familiarisation with the latest cultural trends through presence in the country, in addition to expanding the teacher’s knowledge of teaching materials and methodologies. All of the courses provided by Cactus meet these requirements.

Choice of Languages and Locations

Cactus Language offers a wide choice of languages and locations where you can take your fully funded teacher training course.

✅ French: Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon, Paris, Biarritz

✅ Spanish: Malaga, Salamanca, Madrid

✅ German: Munich, Frankfurt

✅ Italian: Salerno

How to Apply for the Funding

If your school is already registered with the British Council and the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS) then you simply need to register yourself on the Participant Portal and complete the application form. Find out more on the Erasmus Plus UK site. Speak to your department head about your school’s participation in this funding opportunity.

British Council Erasmus Plus
10, Spring Gardens
UK-London SW1A 2BN
Telephone British Council
E-mail British Council

Application Deadline

All applications for 2017 funding must be received by 2nd February 2017. Teacher Training Courses can be undertaken in 2017. There is a Erasmus Plus webinar on the 19th January that you can join to help you with your funding application.

Are there Funding Limits?

Your school can apply for the total amount needed and this will cover all training identified in your development plan. The funding can cover course fees, travel costs, accommodation, and living expenses for the entire duration of the training course.

Contact Us

For more information on any of our Teacher Training Refresher Courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 10 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

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