Work-Study “B” application form

* — indicates mandatory fields.

Russian citizens, who wish to apply, should answer all questions, that are applicable, and put N/A where the answer is not applicable, for example, "Have you ever visited Russia?"

I am applying for Work-Study Programme B (TEFL Teachers)

A. Personal Details

About you
First name*
Middle name
Sex Male Female
Date of birth*
City of birth*
Country of birth*
Nationality at birth*
Native Language*
Second language
Third language
Current contact address*
Alternate E-mail
Postal code
Telephone number
Do you hold a valid Passport?*
Expiry date
If yes, complete this section
What is your main teaching language? please select from the following:
EncumbrancesAll questions must be answered
Do you know of any reason that might make it difficult for you to fulfill a maximum 9-month contract?* (e.g. family obligations, illness)
Do you have any medical conditions that require medication or periodic medical care?*
Have you ever been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor, involving any violent act, use or possession of a weapon or act of dishonesty for which the record has not been sealed or expunged?*
If 'yes' to either question, please explain in the space provided below.
Please explain in the space provided below.
Do you have any specific requirements for your place of work and/or working conditions (e.g. building access, travel time etc.)
If yes, please explain in the space provided below We do not discriminate against disability, religion or any other factor. The information is important to determine the best placement, scheduling and other arrangements.

B. Educational Details

Highest Academic Qualification*
Graduation Date
Other academic Qualification*
Graduation Date
Other Professional Qualifications

C. EFL Qualifications

Do you have a formal qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language?* If 'yes', please complete this section.
Please indicate which TEFL Qualification(s) you hold.*
Training college*
Graduation date*
Final grade*
Course duration*
Teaching practice*
Tutor's name*
Telephne Number

D. TEFL Qualification Waiver

It is Language Link's policy to hire teachers who hold recognized EFL teaching certificates or diplomas. Teachers who do not hold a recognized teaching qualification but who have relevant teaching experience may apply for a waiver from the teaching certificate requirement. To apply for a waiver, please complete Section E below.

E. Other professional experience

Do you have formal experience teaching English as a Foreign Language?* If 'yes', please complete this section. If 'no', please go directly to Section F.
Name of school
Telephone number
Add school
Please describe your previous teaching experience and why you think it should be considered in place of a TEFL qualification*
Describe the academic support you have received from Senior Teachers, Directors of Studies or other academic supervisors. Academic support includes observations, workshops, tutorials and teaching seminars.*
Have you ever taught General English?*
Which levels of General English have you taught?
Please list the names of any coursebooks that you have used to teach General English
Have you ever taught International Examination classes?*
which International Examination classes have you taught?
Please list the names of any coursebooks that you have used to teach International Examinations
Have you ever taught Young Learner Classes?*
Which age groups have you taught?
Please list the names of any coursebooks that you have used to teach International Examinations
Have you ever...
What size classes have you taught*?
Academic support
in which of the following areas would you be most interested in receiving additional academic support?

Language Link is committed to providing its teachers with the best possible programme of academic support. If selected for employment with Language Link, in which of the following areas would you be most interested in receiving additional academic support.

Please note: this question has been designed to assist Language Link to address the academic support needs of its teachers and has no bearing on our teacher selection process.

F. Work-Study Programme Details

Please summarize your previous experience of studying Russian* If any
What is your current proficiency level of Russian?

Your level of Russian does not affect your application's chances of success

Please select the city where you would like to participate in the work-study programme*
St. Petersburg

If you select St Petersburg or Volgograd as your preferred location, please be aware that there are fewer vacancies available in these cities than in Moscow. To improve your application’s chances of success, please confirm that you would be willing to accept a place in Moscow if there are insufficient places to meet demand in your first choice location.

Please state the programme you are applying for*

* Only strong candidates can be guaranteed teaching hours on a 12-Week programme. This is because short-term teaching contracts are usually intense in nature and involve teaching in companies. Hence, they are usually offered to more experienced teachers.

Please state when you are available to start

* Applications should be received no later than three months prior to the start of the programme

G. Personal Profile

Describe yourself using three adjectives and explain why you chose them*
Describe your interests and hobbies and whether you expect to be able to engage in these activities if offered employment in Russia.*
State how you believe a term of employment in Russia will help with your future plans.*
Have you ever lived/ worked abroad for more than three months?*
Country/ City
Add country
Have you ever visited Russia?*
Please provide us with dates, purpose of visit(s) and place visited
If accepted for employment, what do you anticipate will be the most challenging aspect of living and working in Russia for you personally?*

H. Professional and Academic References

For applicants without relevant teaching experience, please provide the names and contact information of two referees who have known you in either a professional or academic capacity*

NB. For ease and efficiency of communication, e-mail addresses are preferable.

Name Referee No. 1 *
Telephone number
Name Referee No. 2 *
Telephone number

I. Where You Heard About Us

Where did you find out about this Language Link job opportunity?* Please check all applicable fields

J. Declaration

I declare that I have not knowingly made any false statements in this application form. I understand that the giving of false information may result in my expulsion from the Language Link programme.*