Job Opportunities

Language Link was established in 1975 in London to set standards of excellence in the teaching of the English language. It is recognised by both the British Council and members of UK English. In the early 1990s, the company's focus was broadened to include the developing economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the Far East. In addition to high-quality educational standards, the company is committed to the care and development of its teachers and staff. For information about teaching employment in the Russian Federation, please consult this and other related pages of this website. 

Teaching English in Russia

Each year Language Link, Russia provides extensive employment opportunities for over 150 native English speakers who enter our academic programme in such capacities as EFL teachers, teacher-interns, volunteers and work-study placements. Our schools of English are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Samara, Kazan, Rostov na Donu, Krasnodar, Shakhti, Tagonrog, Stavropol, Cherkessk, Armavir, Novocherkassk, Ufa, Steritamak, Orenburg, Obninsk and Zelenograd. Numerous sub-centres are located within the peripheries of these cities.

Teaching Jobs Overview

The decision to apply for a certain teaching opportunity should be based on a number of factors. These include your present level of EFL training, relevant education, practical experience and whether or not you wish to actively involve yourself in a programme of Russian language and culture studies. Though there are other more personal considerations that should also be taken into account, these, from an employer's point of view, are the most important.

To assist you in deciding which programme is right for you, the table that follows should be able to point you in the right direction. To use the table, simply identify your profile by attributing a 'yes' or 'no' answer to each category.

Applicant Profile

Programme EFL Qualification Relevant Training Relevant Experience Strong desire to learn Russian* Interest in working in Russia
EFL Teacher Yes n/a n/a No Yes
EFL Teacher No Yes Yes No Yes
Work-Study B Yes n/a n/a Yes Yes
Teacher Intern No Helpful No No Yes
Work-Study A No Helpful No Yes Yes

*Though many teachers who live and work in a foreign country may have an interest in developing their language skills for day-to-day purposes, this category refers to an applicant whose desire to learn Russian is equivalent to his or her desire to teach.

As will be noted, Volunteers have been excluded from this list. This has been done due to the fact that volunteering can span a continuum ranging from the personal to the professional. What is important is that those wishing to volunteer be 1) interested in working in Russia, 2) financially positioned to support the Volunteership and 3) willing to invest time, effort and energy in the Volunteer Programme.

Further Information

To find out more information about Language Link's employment opportunity in Russia, browse our job opportunities' pages. The information provided should be of both value and assistance to those thinking to apply for positions in Russia.

Apply online now (Fill out the application form).