Our Directors

Meredith Popp heads our Language Link U.S. Office, located in the heartland, at 2008 W Kellogg Avenue West Peoria, IL 61604. We receive our mail at PO Box 10633, Peoria IL 61614-10633.  Toll free telephone 800.552.2051, worldwide 309.673.9220 With a Masters degree in Art, Meredith brings a background in higher education consulting, and she is unfailingly warm and helpful in client service.  She has been traveling to our schools and locations since she was in high school.

 

 

Kay Godfrey heads our Latin America Office, located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Calle Manuel Mazari #209E, Col. Miraval.  Telephone (52)777.317.6971, kay@langlink.com.  Language Link was founded in 1988 by Kay, a graduate of the  Latin American Institute of the University of Texas at Austin.  Her background in Spanish education ranged from early childhood classes to corporate executive training. Recognizing that an artificial environment for learning Spanish was limiting, she sought a way to offer a complete Spanish immersion experience. The first representation of a Spanish school was in Cuernavaca where Kay set up an executive program. It was successful, but soon our participants wanted other destinations.

Gradually other schools and countries were added, with currently more than twenty Spanish language schools represented throughout Latin America and Spain.   Carefully and through personal visits, each one was added to offer a variety of choice, but Language Link purposefully remained small enough for the personal attention we so value.

WE ARE a professional company dedicated to Spanish language education through complete immersion Spanish language programs. By complete immersion we mean that you study Spanish in an actual school in a Spanish-speaking country from three to seven hours daily, and in most cases you live and dine with a local family. You're not just studying and speaking Spanish...you're living it! From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, you are surrounded by the language.

WE ARE NOT a travel agency or an actual language school. However, we've partnered with outstanding Spanish language schools in Spain and Latin America, and we've sent thousands of participants to learn Spanish in exciting locations throughout the Spanish-speaking world - all for exciting study adventures in excellent Spanish language schools.

Our clients? They come from all over the world, are at all levels of Spanish know-how, and of all ages from (3 to 89, really!). It's impossible to pigeonhole a typical student, as the variety is so great. Business people, medical personnel, teachers, social workers, missionaries, retirees, college students, teens, entire families we have them all and more, including artists, actors and an archbishop. We also count among our clientele many major international corporations, including Caterpillar, GTE, Citibank, as well as many governmental agencies and non-profit groups such as the World Wildlife Fund.

Our mission? We are totally convinced that a complete immersion Spanish language program in-country is the very best and fastest way to learn Spanish. Because this is a concept we value, we offer it to as many people as possible through keeping the experience economical and personalized.  And did we say we're picky? Yes! We have very high academic and organizational standards in choosing schools which have a sincere concern for the welfare of each student. You will return home not only with great Spanish skills, but with a newly awakened cultural awareness and appreciation. It's truly life changing...ask any of our former students.

We feel very privileged to do this work.  It’s quite gratifying to know that we not only have an impeccable reputation for integrity within the world of Spanish education, but also to know that we significantly contribute to people’s lives in changing their world for the better.