Quality label "Français Langue Etrangère"
Every year more than 100 000 people come to France to learn French. Some 300 language centres (public, private or associative) offer their services in this respect. To address such situation, France has decided to establish, through the participation of three ministries - Higher Education and Research, Foreign and European Affairs, and Culture and Communication - a certification system for the French foreign language centres established on French territory. For this purpose, a label entitled “French foreign Language quality” has been created. This process aims at the official identification, recognition and promotion of the schools where the language programs and related services present the required quality guarantees. The Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP), a national public institution administratively related to the ministry for National Education, is in charge of implementing this certification system. For more detailed information, please visit the www.ciep.fr/qualitefle/ page.
Groupement professionnel des organismes d’enseignement
The 19 language school and university members of SOUFFLE have all signed up to a Quality Charter and undergo regular inspections to guarantee the best quality assurance for French language learning whether aimed at beginners, improvers, teachers, young people or mature students.
Swiss Federation of Private Schools
The SFPS comprises 250 schools, including some of the most significant and oldest in the country. Swiss private schools are particularly experienced in the efficient teaching of the national languages (German, French and Italian) as well as other foreign languages and in learning to respect a variety of opinions and cultures.
Fachverband Deutsch als Fremdsprache
FaDaF (Association of German as a foreign language) is an association representing students, teachers, and institutions in the field of German as a foreign language. The association has set itself the aims of developing the teaching of German and promoting intercultural contact. FaDaF is particularly involved in the field of intercultural understanding. It also seeks to increase the number of foreign students attending German colleges and universities, to represent the concerns of anyone involved in the field of German as a foreign language, to develop further training programmes for teachers and researchers of German as a foreign language.
European Association for Quality Language Services
EAQUALS offers the only widely accepted European quality standard for language teaching provision. EAQUALS is an association of providers of language services, founded in 1991, with over 100 members in over 20 different countries. EAQUALS grants its quality label to institutions that meet its high inspection standards. The EAQUALS Code of Practice and Charters provide clear specific quality guarantees, and enable those who need to recommend or take decisions on language learning provision to choose reliable partners.
The Private Schools Register (Switzerland)
The purpose of the Private Swiss Schools Register is to certify high standards of educational services and to demonstrate the integrity and credibility of the private schools listed in the register as well as to protect Switzerland’s reputation as a centre for high quality educational activity.
The World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation
The WYSE Travel Confederation was founded in 2006 with the merger of the Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations (FIYTO) and the International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC). WYSE is a professional organisation for companies involved with youth travel. It is an open, global, apolitical, and non-denominational organisation with more than 550 members in over 70 countries, mainly language organisations, travel agencies, travel companies, and organisers of training and language travel courses and more
Association Vaudoise Des Ecoles Privées
The Vaud Association of Private Schools (AVDEP) is a grouping of more than 50 member schools located in the Swiss State of Vaud. The primary goals of the AVDEP are to promote and improve the quality of education, to encourage innovation, and to maintain a certain Swiss tradition within a modern context.
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Alpadia Berlin has been certified as an educational institution in accordance with the German education quality management standard AZWV (Recognition and Authorization Ordinance for Continuing Education). As a centre of excellence, we are able to offer people with learning vouchers language courses designed to fulfil requirements specified by the AZWV. Our AZWV-certified language courses are occupational programmes, which gives students the necessary knowledge for the workplace. We offer such courses in the following languages:
- Business German (Elementary and advanced levels)
International Certificate Conference
The ICC is an international association of organisations involved in adult language education. At the time of writing, the ICC has 28 member organisations in 14 European countries. Through the ICC these organisations co-operate in the fields of professional development, training of exam invigilators and examiners and the development of curricula for language teaching.
The ICC - International Certificate Conference e.V. is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with participatory status at the Council of Europe. ICC sets standards for a transnational network of language learners. The ICC - International Language Network provides foreign languages teaching and learning with exchange of ideas and know-how.
Switzerland Tourism – Quality label
Alpadia Language Schools is a member of Switzerland Tourism and, as such, can rely on various cooperation platforms and enjoy the useful information and know how provided by this worldwide renowned institution.
The objective of Switzerland Tourism's programme is to encourage the development of quality of businessed within tourism and to encourage the collaboration between suppliers to maintain the excellent reputation that Switzerland has acquired as a top tourist destination. Level 1 concentrates on the development of quality, notably the quality of service provided.