Work Study in Russia

RUSSIA / Language Link Russia

Work-Study is a unique opportunity that combines serious Russian language study with paid part-time work in an international language centre. Participants pay a programme fee in advance for accommodation, Russian tuition and administrational expenses, but they receive wages for teaching their native language, which helps cover living costs during their stay in Russia. For aspiring teachers with no prior qualification, the programme can also be a way to earn an in-house TEFL certificate.

The standard programme comprises 12 academic hours per week of General Russian tuition and up to 18 academic hours of teaching, with accommodation in a shared apartment.

Language Link’s programmes of Russian studies are approved by Russian Language Undergraduate Studies, Ltd.

We offer two different Work-Study programmes to cater for both qualified E.F.L teachers and those with no teaching experience at all. Programme A is designed for unqualified teachers and includes a 4-week TEFL training course. Details of this training can be found in the attached information pack (please note, the training and internship for Work-Study differ slightly from Language Link’s full-time teaching internship). If you have an EFL teaching qualification or experience, we can consider you for Work-Study Programme B.

You can find more details in the “Job Opportunities: Work-Study” pages of our website:

If you decide that you would like to participate in the Work-Study Programme (or any of our other opportunities), please go to the application procedure section of our website,, read through the guidelines, then fill in and submit an online application form.

Nationalities accepted: The Work-Study programme is open to native English speakers from the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K, Australia and New Zealand.