The Association of British Language Schools (ABLS)
The Association of British Language Schools was founded in 1993 by a group of English language providers interested in developing a quality marque which could offer choice and recognise diversity in English language provision. The Association has maintained the specific aim of promoting quality, professionalism and expertise in the field of English language tuition. All member schools must be accredited by a Home Office recognised accreditation body. ABLS is attractive to small, private, family run type schools. Members are encouraged to get involved in major policy making decisions, exchange information, share ideas and be supportive of each other. This friendly representative organisation is growing !
Associação de Escolas de Portugês Lingua Estrangeira (AEPLE)
AEPLE is the Portuguese Association of Private Schools that teach Portuguese as a foreign language. It was founded in October 1996 and is a member of the European Federation ELITE, which consists of similar associations whose member schools teach the language of their respective countries.
AEPLE aims to promote and disseminate the Portuguese language and culture, in Portugal and abroad.
To ensure that the associates respect European standards in the quality of their teaching and accommodation, and provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
To represent the interests of member schools to national and international bodies.
To obtain official recognition of the courses given by member schools.
Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO)
ALTO is a global non-profit organization and sector association of the World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation.
ALTO membership is a symbol of quality. Members are vetted by the larger membership community, examined for financial health, and referred by other ALTO members. In addition, ALTO members adhere to the ALTO Charter, Members’ Guarantees of Quality, and other guidelines issued by the association.
Associazione scuole d'Italiano come Lingua Seconda (ASILS)
This association combines the best schools that teach Italian in Italy. Its purpose is to control the commercial and didactic abilities of member schools, and is committed to respecting the standards of European quality in the linguistic field.
The British Council is a state organization that controls and attests to the quality of language schools.
The best language schools offering “German as a Foreign Language” are united in CAMPUS AUSTRIA, an association of Austrian language schools fully endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the National Austrian Tourist Board.
Each of the 16 CAMPUS AUSTRIA member schools offers you high teaching quality according to the Common European Framework for languages.
Calidad en la Enseñenza del Español come Lengua Extranjera (CEELE)
CEELE is a Certificate of Quality in the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language (Certificado de Calidad en la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera), granted by the Spanish Department of University of Alcalá de Henares and the Association of Spanish Economic Resources.
The schools that request this qualification are submitted to an inspection that evaluates 11 different aspects of Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language. The inspection is repeated every 2 years.
Centres Associés et Centres agréés Instituto Cervantes
The Instituto Cervantes was set up by Spain in 1991 to promote and teach Spanish and to spread the culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.
The Associates and Accredited Centers are Spanish institutes that have been recognized by the Instituto Cervantes, guaranteeing the quality of the teaching and services offered.
The European Associations of Quality Language Schools (EAQUALS)
Founded in 1991, EAQUALS is a pan-European Association of language training providers aiming to promote and guarantee quality in modern language teaching institutions. To achieve these goals, it has established and published a demanding set of criteria for membership. This criteria is backed up by a rigorous inspections.
Formed in 2004 from two previous associations (ARELS and BASELT), English UK has 340 centers in private schools, educational trusts and charities, further education colleges and universities.
All their members are accredited by the British Council under the Accreditation UK Scheme, which we run in partnership with the British Council.
Their key roles are to promote quality and to represent their members' interests.
For students, enrolling at an English UK center is the best way to ensure that they have a positive experience in the UK, and that they get the most out of their English language course.
Fachverband Deutsch als Fremdsprache (FaDAf)
This national organization guarantees the quality and content of its German courses as a foreign language in the schools and universities in the country.
Federacion de Escuelas de Español Lengua Extranjera (FEDELE)
The Spanish Federation of Associations of Spanish Schools for Foreigners is an organization that guarantees the quality of the Spanish courses for foreigners.
FEDELE is in regular contact with Cervantes Institute, the Ministries of Education and Culture, the Spanish Tourism Institute and the Institute for Foreign Trade.
Federation Of English Language Teaching Organisation Malta (FELTOM)
FELTOM is a self-regulating association of the major schools in Malta. It is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Tourism, and holds consultative status with the Malta Tourism Authority.
Grouping of the FLE centers in France.
The Fle.fr centers commit to provide quality teaching, more specifically:
1) To give themselves the professional means to carry out their activity
2) To conform to the legal and moral obligations necessary in their field of activity
3) To aim for a high level of educational excellence
4) To supply clear and honest information on the programs, the costs and the extra services
5) To guarantee that the participants will be listened to attentively during their stay
Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS)
(Association for the German Language) the GfdS is politically independent, the most important government-sponsored language society. Founded in 1947 Its aim is to research and cultivate the German language; to critically evaluate the current German language change; and to give recommendations concerning the current usage of German.
International Association of Language Centres (IALC)
The IALC quality seal is a trusted symbol in language study abroad. All IALC language schools are regularly inspected and continuously monitored. The IALC code of ethics sets the standards for member language schools, and the IALC Quality Scheme ensures these standards are not only met, but exceeded.
Recognised English Language Schools Association (RELSA)
The Recognized English Lagnuage Schools Association (RELSA) is an association of 56 high quality English Language Schools that conduct language courses in over 120 locations around Ireland.
It is recognized by the Ministry of Education.
Test für Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF)
estDaF is a language certificate for foreign students, officially recognised by all German universities as proof of admission level language proficiency (TDN 4).
The categorized results enable you to recognise the areas you need to concentrate on.
The TestDaF Certificate has no expiry date and therefore, retains it’s validity over time.
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON
Accreditation, qualifications and standards
Trinity qualifications are assessed to the same standards across approximately 60 countries by trained panels of examiners who work internationally to ensure the consistent application of criteria and procedures.
Trinity College London is a leading international examinations board with a difference. Our reputation rests on our continuing ability to provide respected qualifications both in the English language and across a growing range of disciplines in the performing arts. But what sets us apart is our focus on the learner, every learner. Our exams and assessments are designed to help students and trainees progress; to mark an achievement at each stage of their development, and at all levels of competence, on a journey towards fulfilment of their own individual talents and abilities.
World Youth and Student Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE)
The World Youth and Student Educational Travel Confederation is a non-profit association that comprises more than 550 members who represent the travel community for young people, students, and educational endeavors. WYSE’s mission is to promote international understanding by encouraging travel and educational opportunities for young people.