Teach English in Russia


Russia: Moscow (Moskva), Orenburg, Rostov-na-Donu and 7 other cities

Length of Position: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months


Every year Language Link, Russia offers extensive TEFL employment opportunities to around 200 native English speakers. Language Link has over 10 years experience of bringing EFL teachers to Russia, and we are considered one of the top language schools operating in Russia today. Our schools are located in more than 10 cities throughout Russia. For the independent traveler, getting to Russia can be a minefield of red-tape, but at Language Link we simplify the task and help our teachers every step of the way: we provide accommodation, a visa invitation and registration, medical services and continual academic support.

Language Link Russia offers its students a range of courses in General and Business English to Adults and children. Teachers may be involved in any of the following areas of our academic programme:

- General English
- Business English and ESP
- Young Learners
- Internationally recognized examinations
- Testing and Evaluation

Students study either in small groups (maximum class size 12 students), or on a one-to-one basis. The classes take place either in one of our teaching centres, or in-company.

* General English
Within the General English Department we run 11 levels of general English classes from absolute beginners to Advanced Plus. In some centres we also run Cambridge exam classes from First Certificate to Proficiency, and TOEFL / IELTS preparation courses. Groups are divided into three categories: adults, teenagers and young learners and students


Teaching English as a foreign language can be a daunting experience especially for newly qualified TEFL teachers. With over 20 years of experience working with teachers, Language Link has developed a proven track record of success in bringing teachers to Russia. Our success is based on our understanding of the kinds of problems that teachers experience both pre- and post-arrival and how to mitigate these problems.

Accepting a teaching position at Language Link means that each teacher will:

-- have a company-sponsored work visa as well as the visa assistance necessary to apply for and obtain his or her Russian visa,

-- be picked up on arrival and delivered to his or her company-provided accommodation,

-- receive full orientation concerning Language Link's academic policies and practices prior to the start of his or her teaching contract,

-- receive ongoing academic support in the form of assistance with lesson preparation, observations, tutorials and workshops,

-- have the opportunity to work with an international group of teachers hailing from over 10 countries,

-- have ongoing pastoral support from Language Link's academic managers,

-- be given the opportunity to develop his or her teaching skills by being offered a variety of classes and student types,

-- be a part of a dynamic organization that offer those with exceptional abilities and the desire to grow the chance for upward mobility.


Teachers wishing to apply for these openings should be native English speaking and hold any of the following TEFL qualifications: RSA/ Cambridge or Trinity College London Certificate, or equivalent; or, RSA/ Cambridge Diploma or Trinity College Licentiate Diploma; or, PGCE with TEFLA/ TESOL University degree or equivalent.

Applicants with relevant university diplomas (English, journalism, linguistics, etc.) or relevant EFL experience may waiver TEFL or TESOL qualifications.

Qualifications are important but they are only one of the elements that make a successful teacher. Just as important are:

* Personality:
Much an EFL teacher's success results from his or her ability to be flexible, open-minded and outgoing. Equally important is a keen interest in other peoples and cultures and an empathy for the needs of students.

* Commitment:
You will never be an exceptional teacher until you understand and accept the concept that teaching is an investment in your future; thus, it requires your time and energy. A willingness to work hard and see the job as a significant step in a long-term career, either in or outside EFL is essential. So, too, is a willingness to give of oneself and one's skills to people who are depending upon them. No less important is a willingness to learn from one's students as well as to teach them.


  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English


Language Link teachers receive a competitive salary, company paid income tax, free accommodation, reimbursed airfare, paid holiday and sick time, provision of medical services, work visas and on-going academic support from our Directors of Studies and Academic Director. Teachers who remain in employment for three years are eligible to take a free DELTA Program.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application