When you choose an EAQUALS-accredited school for your language training requirements you can be sure of the following:
The teaching is effective, well-planned and enjoyable and teaching staff are well-qualified, and well- trained, and have access to extensive teaching resources. All EAQUALS accredited schools have their own observation and teacher development programmes. Their teachers are also observed and evaluated during EAQUALS inspections.
Curriculum: there is a tried and tested teaching/learning system with a clearly defined curriculum and syllabus. Language learning objectives and assessment are based upon Common European Framework of Reference levels and principles. Balance and variety in the programme are assured.
Truthfulness: all information published by an EAQUALS school on its website and in print is carefully checked in EAQUALS inspections. EAQUALS-accredited members are committed to providing clear, accurate and complete information about all aspects of the courses and services they offer.
Legal requirements: EAQUALS inspectors check that accredited members have met all the relevant legal requirements. EAQUALS members are committed to exceeding minimum standards in all areas, including client welfare, health and safety, and staff pay and conditions.
Appropriate standards: the EAQUALS quality standards used for self-assessment and during EAQUALS inspections have been developed and refined by language teaching specialists over many years. Unlike most quality management systems, the EAQUALS scheme focuses on the school in action and the actual experience of students and clients, not just on processes and documentation .
Internal and external quality assurance: an important criterion in the EAQUALS accreditation scheme is the the existence of internal quality assurance procedures. These are verified and all aspects of the school are thoroughly checked during EAQUALS inspections. These inspections take place every four years, last for at least two days, and involve two independent inspectors who use the very detailed quality criteria to audit all aspects of the operation.