Although best known as Russia's premier English Language School, in the 10 years it has been operating in Russia, Language Link has evolved into a diversified language company offering a comprehensive range of educational and language services to its clients.
English language courses
Language Link schools offer the following courses in English:
General English, Conversational English, Intensive English courses, business English, and a range of English for Young Learners courses. Some schools will also run various ESP courses and conversational clubs. The classes are held in groups of up to 12 participants. We also run individual classes.
Within the General English Department, Language Link runs seven levels of general English classes from Absolute Beginners through Advanced. A teaching framework is provided for each level and teachers are supplied with coursebooks and relevant supplementary materials for use within their classes.
Intensive General English
Throughout the academic year, Language Link Schools of English offer two and four-week intensive English language courses for those looking to improve their communicative skills in English. Regardless of whether the student has three hours a day or six, is a beginner or advanced speaker of English, Language Link has a course designed especially for him or her, and with classes limited to eight students and taught by qualified, native English teachers, students are up and speaking English in the shortest possible period of time.
These courses run from pre-Intermediate to advanced level. They focus on developing functional language primarily in speaking and help students to overcome language barrier and be more confident in speaking English. The courses are designed to be flexible with teachers choosing the topics which best suit the needs and interests of each group.
Business English & ESP
Business English is conducted either in-company or on the school's premises. Programmes are tailored towards the clients' needs and classes are either small groups or one to one. Teachers design their own courses and are supported with relevant coursebooks and supplementary materials. Our academic team will support the course design, offer advice, and answer any questions.
Language Link schools offer courses for pre-school children, children aged 6 to 12 and teenagers. We have a dedicated Director of Studies in the central school who can help with planning programmes and courses and can answer your questions about teaching English to Young Learners should you need any support.
EFL exam preparation
Preparation for international examinations represents another large area in which Language Link, Russia is both highly active and involved. Each year, Language Link prepares thousands of students for entry into the Cambridge Examinations, TOEFL, IELTS, and other major international examinations. Not only are we a recognised international examination centre for Trinity College, London and the LCCIEB but we have also developed our own in-house examination referred to as the TELIP (Test of English for International Purposes). The TELIP is presently under consideration by the Moscow Department of Education as Moscow's official end of secondary school English exam.
Though best known as a school of English, Language Link also teaches French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. The offer is different from school to school and depends on the market need and availability of teachers. Please feel free to apply even if you see that your native language is not taught in your preferred location at the moment.
Corporate Client Services
Language Link's Centre for Corporate Client Services provides language tuition and business training to Russia's corporate community and is among the largest providers of such services in Moscow today. Our clients are some of the biggest corporate names in the Russian business community and include Alfa Bank, Basic Element, KPMG and Bearing Point, to name a few.
We also work with primary and secondary schools providing English classes and extra-curricular activities.
Language Link also maintains an extremely active Education Abroad Department. Since opening this department in 1996, Language Link has sent thousands of Russians abroad for overseas' study in Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada, Continental Europe and Malta. Our extensive experience in this domain has assisted our Russian clients in entering language schools, university access and foundation programmes, undergraduate and post-graduate education. Of note, Language Link's Education Abroad Department was awarded "Best Agency" for 2002 and 2003.
Language Link is an authorised platinum centre of Cambridge English Language Assessment. Each year we take about Cambridge Exams.
Language Link holds exam sessions for main suite Cambridge Exams: A2 Key (KET), B1 Preliminary (PET), B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE), C2 Proficiency (CPE). As well as Young Learner Exams: Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers; and Business English Exams: BEC, BULATS.
Language Link welcomes teachers who are certified examiners to join our team.
Language Link was set up to provide comprehensive on-going methodological support for English language teachers within the Moscow educational system and to consolidate the pre-service and in-service training of teachers within Language Link centres in Russia. It is fully accredited to train teachers for both the CELTA and DELTA programmes validated by the University of Cambridge and the Foundation Certificate in Teaching Business English (FTBE) validated by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB).
Language Link runs extensive teacher training programmes in Moscow, St Petersburg and Rostov on Don.
In addition to these programmes, Language Link has created an on-the-job teacher training internship which combines authentic classroom teaching with a teacher training programme. The internship programme is geared to recent university graduates looking for both an international experience and the opportunity to develop skill as a Teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Teacher interns who complete the programme are awarded the Language Link Certificate in TEFL. Read more about internship programme here.
Russian as a Foreign Language
Language Link's Study Russian in Russia programme offers its students a variety of different courses to choose from. We have designed courses for every level - from complete beginners to highly advanced - and for every interest. Students are tested on arrival and carefully placed according to their Russian language skills and experience to ensure effective learning. Group size ranges from two to six students.
All our courses are extremely flexible. Students may attend any course from two up to fifty-two weeks, and it is possible to study from six to twenty-five academic hours per week. We run lessons in the morning, afternoon and evening, and we do our best to provide each student with a timetable that fits in with their other commitments. You can read more about Russian language programmes here.Our Work and Study programme allows combining teaching English or another European Language with studying Russian. Read more about Work and Study here.