About us​

INTESOL Russia is the Russian branch of the British educational centre “INTESOL Worldwide” — one of the very best in the world for the level and WEST

We have been training English language teachers for work abroad since 1992.

Our training programmes are accredited by ALAP UK (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals UK).

INTESOL Worldwide diplomas and certificates are recognised worldwide, and do not require any additional confirmation. 

We make it our mission to help our graduates find jobs: we pick out vacancies, and make travelling abroad easier and safer.

We can provide you with paid international internship programmes, so that the start of your teaching career is effective, as well as interesting. 

We place a high value on your time, so we have made our training courses available entirely online — you may begin learning on any day, whenever and wherever you like. 

A majority of our graduates is successfully settled all over the world: they teach in China; work for international companies, make films in Hollywood, travel around the world and get happily married abroad.

What is a TESOL/TEFL certificate?

TESOL — Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This certificate allows English teachers to work in any country in the world, serving as a confirmation of the qualifications required for this purpose. 

TEFL — Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This certificate confirms a teacher’s eligibility, and gives one the right to teach English to students whose first language is not English, and who live in a non-English-speaking country.

In order to obtain either of these certificates, it is necessary to be trained, and to acquire internationally recognised skills and knowledge.

Our team

Director general

Lidia Korchemnaya

TESOL Coordinator in Sochi and Novosibirsk

Anna Kationova

Internships manager

Inna Kalacheva

TESOL Trainer

Elena Plekhanova

TESOL Coordinator in Yekaterinburg

Ekaterina Selina

TESOL Coordinator in Chelyabinsk

Tatiana Yefimova

TESOL Coordinator in Rostov-on-Don

Arkady Murzayev

TESOL Coordinator in Southern Federal District

Elena Khan

Representative in Uzbekistan

Sabina Ismatillayeva

IT Support Manager

Yuri Terekhov

Accreditation in detail

Accreditation is of utmost importance in any teaching career. This is what gives a teacher the right to work abroad. It is not enough simply to train and to receive a diploma: your diploma must be verified officially, and recognised on an international level. One must be very cautious, as not all training centres in Russia are truly accredited, and many may issue false certificates.

INTESOL Russia is accredited by the ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals) accreditation organisation — ALAP specialises in the English language teaching segment.

A course’s accreditation confirms an institution’s compliance with international standards, and with the very best teaching practices. 

What this means for our students:

— You will receive a transcript of your course from ALAP with information on the programme you have mastered, and on the number of hours of training you have received. 

— You will obtain proof that your qualification adheres to the highest academic standards.

— You will complete an accredited TESOL course under the guidance of an experienced moderator/tutor from the UK.

— You will have the secure guarantee of the level and quality of the training and service you receive: INTESOL and ALAP value excellence above all, and we are heedful of our reputation.

Sample certificate


What I liked: The small groups, and the opportunity to discuss all topics in detail. The professionalism of the people who lead and compile the courses.  The detailed analyses of written tasks.  The useful evaluations of written tasks, which can be further applied in future work.  The pleasant atmosphere during lessons, which helps stay motivated and work well.  Watching videos of outstanding teachers, and analysing their work.  The interesting, noteworthy methods of teaching English. The easy and convenient online hub, with a large variety of useful content.  The convenient schedule, which allows one to combine work and study. The friendliness, availability and professionalism of the course organisers in Russia. Further wishes: continue providing people in Russia with modern methods for teaching English.
Oleg Evstafyev
METRO Russia Marketing Director, TESOL V Instructor-led course
I took a TESOL course offered by INTESOL Russia, and I am currently working in China. I am certain that I made the right choice: the programme itself was developed in such a way as to really interest the student, and, most importantly, all in a short period of time. In general, the course provided me with a comprehensive set of skills needed for teaching abroad. Before I left, I had been working in a school in Moscow for 4 years, and I had never thought that I would end up teaching English in China. Life is full of surprises, and I am very pleased with this one; it’s a rare opportunity! At the moment, I teach English at the private Elite Future School in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. I think the climate here is, for me, the utmost advantage: it’s dry enough, and always sunny, and the winter only lasts 2 months. As for my own place, I am very lucky: I live alone, in a comfortable flat. The school pays for the housing costs.
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