Language Link Leader


What is Language Link?

The ERC’s Language Link program provides BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to enhance their foreign language skills in small, informal, conversation circles facilitated by native speakers. Through discussions on a wide variety of topics, participants expand their knowledge of other cultures, increase their vocabulary, and improve their pronunciation. The goal is to have fun while increasing speakers’ confidence in their non-native languages, whether for coursework or personal enrichment, or in preparation for study abroad. Additionally, as a Language Link Leader, you will gain leadership, teaching, and mentoring skills.

Open Positions

Applications for Fall 2021 are closed. Thank you for your interest.


Language Link leaders must:

  1. be current BU students who are in good academic, financial, and judicial standing with the university, as verified by the ERC
  2. possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  3. commit to working a maximum of 4 hours a week during the Fall
  4. commit to familiarizing themselves with the ERC’s services and providing appropriate referrals for students experiencing academic difficulty
  5. commit to attending mandatory Language Link New-Hire Training
  6. commit to attending an end of semester meeting with an ERC staff member

Language Link Leaders will be responsible for:

  1. Fostering a welcoming, inclusive conversational environment for all Language Link participants
  2. Maintaining accurate attendance records in TutorTrac
  3. Maintaining professional and timely correspondence with ERC staff and Language Link participants
  4. Provide suggestions on content to include in the newsletter for the Language of the Month Initiative

Sessions will run from the beginning of the semester through the last day of classes–Friday, December 10, 2021.

Apply Now

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 13 at 5:00 PM. If you are invited to interview for a position, you will be asked to obtain a recommendation from a faculty member to ensure your fluency in the language and to assess your skill at leading a conversation group.