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Our accreditations

Our adult schools and summer camps are accreditated by international associations who recognise the quality and excellence of our language programmes. Please find full details below. 


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.


Work Abroad Association

Sister association of WYSETC, WYSE brings together those active in the organisation or promotion of work abroad programmes. It sets high quality standards that its members must respect and works with governments to promote work abroad programmes.


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 of Language Travel Organisations

The ALTO association includes 180 organisations in 40 countries on all 5 continents. This organisation brings together associations that organise language studies abroad and work according to a common ALTO quality charter.


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.


Swedish National Board of Student Aid

CSN is the national authority that handles Swedish financial aid for students; i.e. loans and grants for studies. It also handles the recruitment grant, a grant awarded if certain criteria are met.


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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)

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.


Alpadia Berlin and Alpadia Freiburg are accredited by TELC, which stands for The European Language Certificates. These quality language examinations and training courses have existed for over 45 years and are based on international standards and are consistent with European focus.

TELC Hochschule

As an experienced provider of German language education, Alpadia is also accredited with TELC Hochschule C1. This confirms and acknowledges the quality and service that Alpadia provides for higher educational language training, especially designed for those wishing to learn German at an advanced academic level, particularly for adults interested in studying at a German institute of higher education.

British Council

The British Council is a leading institution that offers an assurance of quality to international students looking to book an English language course in the UK. The institution carries out external inspections to ensure all accredited centres meet or exceed the agreed quality standards in management, resources and environment, teaching, welfare and care of minors.

Since 2016, Alpadia Summer Camps in the United Kingdom have been accredited by the British Council.

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