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.
EFL and European Languages
Language Link's well known EFL department offers General English, Business English, English for Young Learners and prepares students for Exams such as TOEFL and the Cambridge Examinations. Though best known as a school of English, Language Link also teaches French, German, Italian and Russian as foreign languages (other languages are envisaged in the future). All of our teachers are qualified native speakers. Our schools are conveniently located in the centres of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Toliatti, Krasnoyarsk, Zelenograd, Korolev and thirty other peripheral locations.
Similar to English, Russian also holds a particularly prominent position in Language Link's wealth of educational services. Language Link's Centre for Russian Language and Culture Studies is recognized by both Dickinson College, Pennsylvania and RLUS (Russian Language Undergraduate Studies, UK). Annually, dozens of students are sent by these organizations to study Russian with Language Link.
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 hundreds of students for entry into the Cambridge Examinations, TOEFL, IELTS, EFB, GMAT 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.
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 today and include Alfa Bank, Basic Element, Yukos, KPMG and Bearing Point, to name a few.
Our in-company teachers are a select group of qualified, experienced teachers, many of whom have previous business experience and a business degree. They are equally adept at designing custom tailored materials for clients and using the latest business education materials.
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.
Translation and Interpreting
Though less than three years old, Language Link's Department for Translation and Interpreting has been doubling its number of employees and workstations every six months. This department offers fast, accurate and confidential translation and editing of business documents, brochures, catalogues and any other document from Russian into English, and professional interpretation and simultaneous interpretation at meetings, conferences and other professional situations. Our translators and interpreters are professionally qualified and educated at prestigious institutions such as Moscow State University and Moscow State Language University. Our English language editors are professional, native speakers of English.
Online Distance Learning
In order to solve the dilemma that distance has posed in Russia, the largest country on Earth, Language Link has developed its own Online Distance Learning English Language Programme. Though the success of this programme has still to be proven, Language Link is determined to forge ahead in its development of IT learning solutions. Our most recent Internet project is the on-going creation of www.toeflinteractive.ru.
In much the same vein, Language Link has developed its own in-house Computer-Assisted Language Learning programme. Referred to as ComTutor and at present located in Moscow, it will be made available to our students in our major city locations.
As in London, Language Link, Russia's ELT Department 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).
In addition to these programmes, Language Link has created an on-the-job teacher training internship which combines authentic classroom teaching with a programme of on-going in-sets and seminars. 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.
For more information about Language Link services, please contact us.