All the teachers in our team are fully-qualified teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and are all recruited on the basis of professionalism and experience. The all attend regular training sessions and workshops to ensure that they work on their development and keep up with the latest teaching methodologies.
The teaching staff plan ahead to give students what they require, and ensure that the learning aims are reached in every lesson. At the start of every course, the students fill in a needs analysis which enables the teacher to find out what they wish to focus on; this leads to having a course that is specifically tailored to the students' needs.
Our Director of Studies (BA honours Linguistics and French, DELTA, currently studying for his MATESOL) and our Assistant Director of Studies (Trinity TESOL) regularly observe the teachers and make sure that they are giving the best possible service. They also deal with the students' problems and ensure that every student in the school is satisfied with the progress being made.
Every year, Link School of English awards its best teacher with the 'Teacher of the Year' title after continuous positive feedback from students.
At Link School of English we believe in supporting our teachers and in continual improvement and self evaluation. We offer a range of teacher development courses, ranging from courses for people wishing to enter the English Language Teaching profession through to further training for people who have already embarked on their teaching careers. Courses/ seminars offered are as followed:
TELT (Test for English Language Speakers) Preparation Course
TEFL Induction Course
EDI CertTEFL (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
LCCI FTBE (First Certificate for Teachers of Business English)
Professional Development Seminars
TEFL Methodology and Language Course (for non-native English language teachers)