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TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) - For English Speaking Candidates by Language Link Saint-Petersburg

Language Link, an innovator in teacher training, has been providing TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training courses in Moscow since 1999.  At that time, one of its most popular programs referred to as the Teacher-Internship Training Program, started opening its doors to applicants from both inside Russia and abroad.  Applicants who successfully completed the training course, were offered full-time teaching contract with Language Link.  Highly competitive, the programme originally accepted less than 10 applicant annually.  As the programme became more widely known, the number of applicants skyrocketed. 

Today, the company receives over 1500 applications yearly of which 60 are selected for entry to the programme.  Since first starting this programme, over 400 graduates have gone onto teaching contracts. 

Today, Language Link’s (Saint-Petersburg) teacher-internship training program has been renamed the Teacher-in-Training Program and consists of 4-weeks training followed by 9 month teaching contract.

A modified 3-week TEFL training course consisting of 100 academic hours including 8-10 academic hours of teaching practice has been specially created.  Following successful completion of the course, participants are awarded the Language Link Certificate in TEFL.


  • A good standard of written and spoken English (minimum level B2)
  • Age 20+
  • No previous teaching experience is required


  • Grammar
  • Phonology
  • Techniques and approaches to English language teaching
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Error correction
  • Teaching exam classes
  • Teaching Business
  • Teaching YL
  • Choosing and using teaching resources
  • Professional development
  • Teaching practice

The practical teaching component provides  8-10 academic hours of teaching practice. The students being taught on the course are actual EFL students learning English who have been placed in classes specially created for the Teaching Practice component of the course. Following every lesson taught, course participants receive detailed feedback from a teacher trainer.

Our trainers are all CELTA qualified instructors who have years of experience running the Teacher-Internship Training Program in Moscow; TKT exam preparation courses (Modules 1, 2, 3; YL; KAL) and organizing workshops and seminars on teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Assessment is based on on-going candidate evaluation throughout the course both during the teaching practice sessions and via a written test. Results are awarded as Pass with Distinction; Pass with Merit; Pass or Fail.


July, 4-22. The schedule can be checked with the managers.

The course fee for 2022 is 720 euros. Early booking discount: 700 euros if the payment is made 2 weeks before the Course starts. The balance of the course fee must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course unless prior arrangements have been made with Language Link St. Petersburg.   

Language Link, if requested, helps in finding suitable accommodation for programme participants.  Accommodation options include: hostel or hotel located in proximity to Language Link’s Central School in the city center.  Host family accommodation is also available through the school though the number of places is limited and must be confirmed in advance.  

Language Link can provide visa support for the following types of visas: 
1. Tourist visa - up to 1 month visit 
2. Student visa


Language Link 
Kazanskaya 7 
191186 St. Petersburg 
e-mail: info@ll.spb.ru
Open hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-22:00.


Language Link was established in London 1975. For 40 years Language Link has been an internationally recognized school, known for its high standards of teaching and academic support as well as its use of the latest methodological approaches to teaching.  For these reasons, Language Link has become an international network of language schools with over 100 centres located in the UK, Russia, China, Vietnam, and the CIS.  Each day, Language Link provides tens of thousands of students with the opportunity to learn English and other European languages. 

Language Link is a member of English UK, the most representative organization uniting and controlling the activities of language schools in the UK.   The school is equally recognized by the British Council. 

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Since 1994, Language Link has been working in the Russian Federation and was among the first to offer language lessons conducted by professional native English speaking teachers from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  With over 50 schools located throughout Russia in many of its largest metropolitan areas, Language Link has become a leading provider of quality English language courses for children and adults.  Of no less importance, Language Link Russia boasts recognition by the Department of Education and has worked in successful partnership with such organisations as CUP, OUP and Heineman. A member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Language Link is also an Authorized Platinum Centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment.  
Language Link St. Petersburg was opened in 1996. Currently, the school boasts four language centres located in and around the St. Petersburg area: its Central School located in the heart of the city near metro station «Nevsky Prospect»; Primorskiy near metro stations «Staraya Derevnya» and «Chernaya Rechka»; Peterhof and Pushkin.  Language Link Saint- Petersburg offers its clients a wide range of services. These include:

  • English language courses for adults and children
  • Courses of Russian as a foreign language
  • Teacher Training (TKT, TEFL)
  • Education abroad
  • Summer language camps for children

Today, more than ten thousand students in different cities of Russia entrust their language tuition to Language Link.  The trust that our students have placed in Language Link accounts for why the company is constantly striving to improve the quality of service that it provides for its clients.

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