About us

Links English Language Institute is a leading educational institution in the Ironbound – New Jersey.

Our Mission and Goals

Our mission is to provide non-native English speaking adults with dramatically improved language skills by providing an integrated and structure-based curriculum, and by providing a small student-teacher ratio. Our students are empowered with the necessary language skills to pursue their academic goals, and /or to secure improved employment opportunities, and/or personal enrichment opportunities. Effective teaching methodology and highly qualified instructors support our mission. We believe the following objectives will guide our decisions and support our mission. 1. To uphold our commitment to have a diverse student body while ensuring that the academic and immediate (pragmatic) needs of our students are met. 2. To attract and retain experienced faculty and administrators in order to create a supportive network that encourages constant refinement of our school’s curriculum and student-centered environment. 3. To provide an environment that fosters a deeper understanding of American culture, and ensures that our students are able to successfully navigate their daily lives in the US.

Studying with us

At Links English Language Institute we pride ourselves on the connections we foster with students inside and outside of the classroom. Here at Links, the students really are put first and our curriculum demonstrates this. The small class size not only gives every student the ability to maximize their speaking in the classroom but also allows the individual time in the classroom with the teacher. Lessons and activities are geared at empowering our students with the structure and knowledge necessary to communicate confidently in English in everyday contexts and situations. Our goal is to help our students develop the necessary proficiency they need to be able to communicate with any native or non-native English speaker they may encounter. We strive to offer a curriculum that addresses real-world applications of a foreign language rather than just generic lessons from a book. Our goal is for students to be able to take what they have learned in the classroom on any given day and be equipped to use it as soon as they leave the classroom.

  • Experienced teachers
  • Dynamic classes
  • Friendly environment
  • Modern techniques and materials
  • We make learning enjoyable

Do you want to start learning English?

We offer a wide range of classes mornings and evenings, as well as weekend classes that can fit into even the busiest schedule. With our experienced teachers and small classes, we’re sure to help students achieve their goals by improving grammar to accent reduction, test prep and beyond.

Welcoming students since 2005

The school was started in 2005 by Snezana Opacic under a different Business name. At that time we started with few students. With excellent teachers and a quality program, we were able to grow into one of the most respected ESL institutions in the area. In 2013 we became LINKS English Language Institute and the reputation of our school has grown due to numerous success stories. Our students range from working class people to those with academic backgrounds. The strength of our institution lies in its ability to accommodate the needs of various students coming from all over the world.

Certification

LINKS English Language Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period of December 2013 through December 2018 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. LINKS English Language Institute is also authorized by the U.S. Department of Immigration to enroll non-immigrant foreign students.

Student testimonials

I love this school! The teachers and material are great. I have improved my English a lot. I have enjoyed every day that I have spent in the school. I recommend Links to all my heart! Sonia Cavka - Bosnia and Herzegovina Links English school is a great school in the Newark area. I have had a wonderful experience there. Nice teachers, students from many countries around the world. I have learned a lot! Soumaila Ouedraogo - Burkina Faso Hi, my name is Aidana. I am from Kazakhstan. It has been a great pleasure to study here at Links, the teachers are very supportive and great to solve doubts. I love studying at Links. Aidana Nurkhan - Kazakhstan

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Courses

Links English Language Institute

At this level, you will be able to use basic expressions that you can apply to your everyday life. You will also be able to describe where you and people you know live, h ... [+]

English Course: Beginner and Upper Beginner

At this level, you will be able to use basic expressions that you can apply to your everyday life. You will also be able to describe where you and people you know live, have simple conversations, ask and answer questions about familiar topics.

Likewise, you will be able to understand and use the highest frequency vocabulary of personal relevance, basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment.

What can you expect with your classes?

SPEAKING: I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.... [-]

USA Newark
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Links English Language Institute

This course will enable you to interact with a level of fluency and spontaneity that facilitates regular interaction with native speakers and to actively participate in f ... [+]

English Course: Intermediate and Upper Intermediate

This course will enable you to interact with a level of fluency and spontaneity that facilitates regular interaction with native speakers and to actively participate in familiar contexts expressing your point of view. You will be able to write compositions or reports and give reasons in support of or against a particular viewpoint. You will be able to write letter emphasizing the personal relevance of certain events and past experiences. You will have the necessary skills to understand extended speech even when it’s not clearly structured or signaled explicitly. You can understand and follow tv programs easily, long and complex literary texts, specialized articles and longer technical instructions even if they do not relate to your field of interest. You will be able to give presentations and detailed descriptions of complex subjects clearly, write well-structured texts, and express points of view at some length. ... [-]

USA Newark
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Links English Language Institute

The advanced level uses creative interactive activities that further enhance and refine your skills of grammar, comprehension, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. You w ... [+]

English for Academic Purposes 1A - 1B (Advanced)

The advanced level uses creative interactive activities that further enhance and refine your skills of grammar, comprehension, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. You will develop advanced reading, writing and comprehension skills needed to succeed in advanced academic programs, colleges and universities. Grammar topics include present, past and future unreal conditionals, present and past perfect tenses, direct and indirect speech, and others.

You won’t have any difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, even when delivered at fast speed by native speakers.

You will be able to read all forms of the written language easily, including abstract and complex texts such as manuals, specialized articles, and literary works.... [-]

USA Newark
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Links English Language Institute

This program is for you if your English level is intermediate or advanced; You want to continue your studies in University or College in the United States of America. ... [+]

English for Academic Purposes 2A - 2B (Advanced) This program is for you if: Your English level is intermediate or advanced. You want to continue your studies in University or College in the United States of America. What can you expect with your classes:

SPEAKING: I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.... [-]

USA Newark
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus