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Language Link was founded in London in 1975 and is one of the most successful English language training organizations worldwide.

At the core of every Language Link school is the dedication to provide a comfortable and supportive study environment, where communication barriers can be effectively replaced by learner confidence and successful learning outcomes.

At Language Link, we do our utmost to ensure that all our students enjoy a learning experience that is both truly rewarding and fully satisfying to them.
Our commitment to academic standards has led to Language Link's approval as a teacher training centre for The University of Cambridge ESOL CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) course as well as the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). From 2013, Language Link also offers the CELTA online, the Cambridge ESOL YL (Young Learners) Extension to CELTA and Cambridge ESOL ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching) programmes.

Language Link was established in Beijing in 1999 and is proud to have been the first and only full-time local provider of the Cambridge ESOL CELTA since 2004. As such we are fully licensed to invite and employ professional foreign expert trainers to China. An additional training centre was established in Shanghai in 2012.

Language Link Beijing is an established oral test centre for the Trinity College London English language exams, and is in partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board. We offer examination preparation courses for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication).


Specialties:

Teacher Training: Cambridge ESOL CELTA (intensive and online courses), Cambridge ESOL YL Extension to CELTA, Cambridge ESOL TKT, Cambridge ESOL ICELT

General English test preparation courses for Young Learners and adults: Cambridge ESOL KET, PET; Trinity Examinations; IELTS; TOEFL; TOEIC

Business English test preparation courses: BEC, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board

  • About Us
    Language Link was founded in London in 1975 and is one of the most successful English language training organizations worldwide.

    At the core of every Language Link school is the dedication to provide a comfortable and supportive study environment, where communication barriers can be effectively replaced by learner confidence and successful learning outcomes.

    At Language Link, we do our utmost to ensure that all our students enjoy a learning experience that is both truly rewarding and fully satisfying to them.
    Our commitment to academic standards has led to Language Link's approval as a teacher training centre for The University of Cambridge ESOL CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) course as well as the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). From 2013, Language Link also offers the CELTA online, the Cambridge ESOL YL (Young Learners) Extension to CELTA and Cambridge ESOL ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching) programmes.

    Language Link was established in Beijing in 1999 and is proud to have been the first and only full-time local provider of the Cambridge ESOL CELTA since 2004. As such we are fully licensed to invite and employ professional foreign expert trainers to China. An additional training centre was established in Shanghai in 2012.

    Language Link Beijing is an established oral test centre for the Trinity College London English language exams, and is in partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board. We offer examination preparation courses for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication).


    Specialties:

    Teacher Training: Cambridge ESOL CELTA (intensive and online courses), Cambridge ESOL YL Extension to CELTA, Cambridge ESOL TKT, Cambridge ESOL ICELT

    General English test preparation courses for Young Learners and adults: Cambridge ESOL KET, PET; Trinity Examinations; IELTS; TOEFL; TOEIC

    Business English test preparation courses: BEC, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board

  • Contact Us

    Language Link locations in China:


    CELTA Beijing location:

    Teacher Training Centre:

    709 Inter-China Building, 33 Dengshikou Street, Dongcheng District , Beijing 100006

     CELTA Shanghai location:  

    Teacher Training Centre:

    F10,Room 1006, No.309, Yuyuan Road (conering Beijing West Rd), Jing'an District, Shanghai, China 


     Email:  ash@languagelink.com.cn

    Tel:86-10-5169 5583(CELTA Beijing office)


    CELTA China Facebook: www.facebook.com/celtabeijing

    Language Link China Weibo: www.weibo.com/languagelink

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  • Meet Us

    Anela Karic (Summarised in 503 words by Gerald)

    Anela was introduced to Language Link by Mathew, who met her in
    Barcelona. They were both working hard on their Trinity Dip TESOL at the time. She came to us as a teacher, as well as an assistant to the Academic Management team on a variety of Language Link primary and secondary school projects, before switching her focus to teacher training in 2017. Her broad range of teaching experience stretches from (very) young learners to adults.

     

    She enjoys being in China and working with people of all ages and age-groups here. When time permits, she is keen to explore other parts of the country, citing the Hanging Temple near Datong as a highlight to date. When not travelling, she enjoys the challenge of re-creating her favourite national dishes, using locally sourced ingredients. She has completed one painting, and would like to do some more. She also enjoys reading, of course……but more about that in the next section.

     

    Growing up in her region of ex-Yugoslavia, now Bosnia, Anela knew from the age of three that she wanted to be a teacher. She watched with envy as her older sisters headed off to school, and when they returned she would ‘borrow’ their school books to simulate mini classrooms. Since the age of eight, Anela has been hopelessly attracted to English, stating, as she does to this day, that it remains the most gentle-sounding language she has ever heard. Not knowing any English words initially was not a problem. She just made up her own words that sounded English. This lexicon sadly never made it to paper.

     

    Anela sees the words that make up the languages of the world as a pleasurable forest of discovery. With English as her main second-language focus initially, she has since branched out to learn other languages such as German, French and Spanish. Making the best of a traumatic period of her life and that of her country, she honed her language skills with the soldiers at the many check-points in war-torn Sarajevo. By the age of nineteen she was working on a local British army base as an interpreter. Anela long ago adopted English as her second mother tongue. She has English language exam experience from both sides, having completed a range of Cambridge Exams such as FCE, CAE, and later IELTS.  Listening to her, you will be hard pushed to detect any accent or flaw. She sounds like she’s from the UK, although she has only been there once, to an IATEFL conference.

     

    Meanwhile: with her sights set to have a career where she could use her languages, she continued working as a translator and interpreter in Sarajevo, until eventually fulfilling her dream to become an English teacher in the new millennium. She did this after completing her university degree exploring another pleasurable forest of words as an English Literature major. She went on to complete her CELTA in Sarajevo in 2009, and her DIP TESOL in Spain where…… (Return to top)….

     

     

     

     

    Ash Tien (Summarized in 510 words by Gerald)

     

    Ash is our local, Beijing born CELTA administrator. She operates out of the office next to the CELTA tutor HQ. The lack of clutter in the CELTA Administrator office suggests an organized mind, a key quality in this job.

     

    Ash has an organized mind.

     

    She coordinates the web pages for all regular Language Link CELTA courses in Beijing and Shanghai and helps to set up our intensive and online courses, as well as offshoot programmes in other cities such as Chengdu and Chongqing. Ash arranges tutoring staff, as well as course assessors. She is second only to Mr Qi when it comes to understanding the Chinese visa regulations, and guides overseas applicants through the procedures.

     

    As for the tutors ‘with only 10 words of Chinese’, Ash contributes her interpreting skills to arranging bookings of all kinds and dealing with difficult situations. During the courses she is invaluable to everybody – as she seems to have the magic touch when the need arises to revive the photocopier or printers, not to mention projectors and audio equipment in the classrooms.

     

    Arriving at Language Link in 2015, she spent a month sitting in almost complete silence studying every procedural manual and instruction book connected to CELTA – and seemed to teach herself to do everything without asking any questions. When she started communicating with us, we found that she could already speak good English. The level of English she is at now is much higher, thanks to the exposure to the language she has on a daily basis. She enjoys using English and has a lexicon of sophisticated vocabulary to impress you with.

     

    Initially she harbored no desire to become a language teacher herself, but recently she has started to express an interest in learning the tricks of the trade, and might even consider taking a CELTA course. She enjoys the administrative side of things, but also feels she wants to understand the teaching profession in order to be able to give advice to current and future candidates.

     

    We think this is very noble of her.

     

    Outside of her job, Ash leads an active and healthy lifestyle. She stopped eating meat some years ago. In 2016 she started training to be a marathon runner. She has now run 11 marathons – with her best time to date clocked in at 4 hours 2 minutes. That was in Wuxi. She has run in all weathers and temperatures, in other Chinese locations as far afield as Lanzhou and Xiamen. She has her sights set on international events too. When no marathons are available, she will settle for hill events and any running competition that tests her endurance.

     

    Ash has travel interests that take her away from crowded places and bring her closer to nature. She has been to Iceland and other Scandinavian destinations. She plans to explore wide areas of South America and wants to follow the migration paths of various animals across the plains of Tanzania and Kenya. She would also like to climb a Swiss alp or two.

Contact us:

Tel: 86-10-5169 5583(CELTA Beijing office)

Shanghai Office: Jing'an HQ Campus, SN Mandarin Chinese Language School and Chinese Courses Jing'an Shanghai F10,Room 1006, No.309, Yuyuan Road (on the corner of Wulu Muqi Road), Jing'an District, Shanghai, China

Fulltime CELTA | Online CELTA course

Email: celta@languagelink.com.cn

Beijing Office: 709 InterChina Building,33 Dengshikou Street,DongCheng District BeiJing

Fulltime CELTA | Online CELTA | YL Extension to CELTA | Teaching Development course

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