The Committee for Foreign Language Assistants in Yorkshire (also known as ‘FLAC’) is a small group of volunteers who run activities to support Foreign Language Assistants (FLAs) working in the region’s schools. Activities range from English language classes, to lectures and workshops designed to provide pedagogical, linguistic and cultural training to help FLAs in their role in schools, to excursions and other social events. The FLAC is supported by the University of Leeds‘ School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (LCS).

Click here to read comments from former Foreign Language Assistants about their experiences of the programme.


Thank you to the new assistants who attended the Intro Course on 6 October at the University of Leeds.  It was lovely to meet you all!

Here is the programme of activities we will be running for you from October to December 2021.

Our Wednesday activities will start on 13 October, with an interactive language-related session (from 12:00-13:00), a talk on the Brontë sisters and brother (14:00-15:15), and a film screening (15:30-17:30).  The sessions will take place in room LG.10 in the University’s Michael Sadler Building (the room in which we held the Intro Course).

We will then take a 2-week break in our Wednesday activities for half-term (most schools take a week off, but a few take a fortnight). We will resume the Wednesday sessions on 3 November, when our advanced English language sessions will also begin, and when we will welcome some new language assistants whose contracts start on 1 November.

Before half-term, we will be running a trip to Haworth on Saturday 16 October. Click here for more information. Details of the other trips we will be running this semester (to York and Liverpool) can be found on our social activities page.