PINE Group

Welcome to PINEGROUP Inc. Though newly incorporated, PINEGROUP is the brainchild of the original founder and managing director of Language Link Russia and Kazakhstan as well as the culmination of 25 years of B2B and B2C business experience gained from working in these countries.

PINEGROUP, created from the acronym ‘Partners in education’, was created to bring the same successful business activities that made Language Link the largest private provider of educational services in Russia and Kazakhstan to the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the rest of central and eastern Europe.

B2B Services

Franchising opportunities: With 75 schools of English located in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, PINEGROUP is looking to add to its family of franchised language schools. If you reside in any of the countries listed below and find the idea of opening your own business appealing, then maybe a Language Link franchise is for you.

For information on franchising, please visit our site or contact us at

Franchising opportunities available for:

  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia
  • Croatia
  • Azerbaijan

Education Abroad: PINEGROUP is looking to develop business relationship with recognised educational organisations in the Baltics states, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

We are especially interested in language schools; boarding schools; technical colleges, institutes of business and management; and universities. If your educational organization is looking to recruit students from Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus, then contact us at

B2C services

Teacher Training: PINEGROUP, in partnership with Language Link, is able to provide teacher training for prospective teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). If you are contemplating teaching English abroad, then training is imperative. With 25 years of experience behind it, PINEGROUP is able to offer two practical solutions guaranteed to help develop the teaching proficiency needed to succeed in a language classroom.

TEFL2Go: Developed by an academic team with over 100 years of combined teaching experience, TEFL2Go represent a modern e-solution to developing the skills needed to survive and thrive in today’s multidimensional language classroom.

Teacher Internship Certification Programme: For those looking for a more traditional approach to teacher training, PINEGROUP, working in conjunction with its partner organisations, is able to provide both teacher training and EFL employment opportunities to those who complete the on-site training programme.

To apply online:

Recruitment: As Language Link and other PINEGROUP partners expand their teaching operations, there is a constant and ever expanding need for TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teachers. At various times throughout the year, PINEGROUP recruits qualified and/ or experienced teachers of English for its partner schools located throughout Russia and Kazakhstan. Individuals lacking qualifications or experience should apply for the Teacher Internship Certification Programme. As our services expand, PINEGROUP will be able to provide employment opportunities in other European countries.

Work-Study: For those looking to combine teaching AND language study, PINEGROUP is able to offer two distinct work-study programmes allowing applicants to study Russian while living and working abroad in Russia.

To apply online:

Russian as a foreign language: With Russia’s ever increasing appearance on the global stage, there is an increasing demand for learning Russian as a foreign language. In partnership with Language Link Russia, PINEGROUP is able to offer individual and group tuition in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Volgograd.

For more information about PINEGROUP or any of its B2B and B2C services, please contact us at