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Name of the organisation: EAQUALS (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services)
Address: registered address: 16 STUKELEY STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, UK, WC2B 5LQ
secretariat address: P.O. BOX 95 H-1301 HUNGARY
Tel: +36 1 785 58 90
Fax: +36 1 785 58 90
Web site: www.eaquals.org
Name of the contact person: Richard Rossner
Function: Consultant (Co-Founder)
Address: 24 Sturton Street, Cambridge, UK CB1 2QA
Tel: +44 7702 813404
E-mail: rrossner@eaquals.org
Type of organisation:
  • NGO
Fields of action:
  • International association of language schools
DESCRIPTION
OF THE ORGANISATION
EAQUALS is an international association of providers and organisations involved in language teaching, which is registered as a charitable trust in the UK. It was founded in 1991 with the primary mission of promoting high quality in the teaching and learning of languages, and supporting quality improvement and the exchange of expertise through its activities.

EAQUALS has developed a unique international system for quality assurance which is used to accredit language course providers which are found to meet EAQUALS standards in audits that take place every four years. The association is currently made up of over 104 institutions in 26 countries, as well as 23 associate members and six project partners.

EAQUALS organises two annual conferences, and offers many resources to its members and others. These include a self-assessment handbook for institutions wishing to join EAQUALS, numerous documents and self-help guides related to the implementation of the principles and level system of the Common European Framework for Languages, an electronic European Language Portfolio created in partnership with ALTE the draft Profiling Grid for Language Teachers, a draft Framework for Language Teacher Training and Development, and self-help guides on staff management.

EAQUALS works in partnership with, among others, the Council of Europe on the linguistic integration of adult migrants, and with ISO on the development of international standards for ‘learning services’. It is a member of the ECML Professional Network Forum.
EXPERIENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION IN PREVIOUS EUROPEAN PROJECTS
Year Programme Type of activity Agreement number Organisation Title of the project Website
2007-2009 Leonardo da Vinci 2006-146 539 TU Dresden Medienpass (*Click) http://www.click-lounge.eu/en/
xxx Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation CIEP France European Profiling Grid (EPG)
xxx Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation RKW Germany Quality Guidelines (QuaG)
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE OF THE ORGANIZATION IN THE PROJECT’S SUBJECT AREA
  • Quality in language education and in training and resources for teachers of languages
  • Quality criteria and quality assessment
CONTRIBUTIONS THAT CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE PROJECT
  • Dissemination via the EAQUALS network, website and conferences
  • Identification of Language Labelled projects in certain countries where there are no partners
  • Knowledge of ECML projects which may be high quality but not labelled
REASONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECT
  • Commitment to quality and specific interest in how the general quality of language projects can be improved
  • Desire to know more about past projects that are considered to be of high quality in order to bring these to the attention of EAQUALS members
  • Desire to work with new partners and share expertise with them.
CONTACT PERSON’S EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
  • Former chief executive of major international provider of ELT (Bell International)
  • Former executive director of EAQUALS
  • EAQUALS inspector
  • Consultant and trainer in language education and educational management
  • Competence in four languages.
21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: http://nellip.pixel-online.org/IF_intro.php.