Quality language schools worldwide

The International Association of Language Centres is a global network of accredited independent language schools teaching the official language of their country.

IALC centres provide effective language training for people interested in learning and experiencing a foreign language in its cultural context. Packaging tuition, accommodation and cultural activities, they cater for all kinds of learner, from school and college students to professionals and leisure travellers.  IALC centres are fully accredited and among the very best in the world. Wherever you see the IALC logo, you’ll find outstanding language training and service.


The driving force behind IALC was Alberto Sampere (1929-2005), a pioneer in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and the owner of Estudio Sampere in Madrid, still a member today. Together with other language school directors, he founded IALC in 1983.

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Learn French in Montpellier France with Institut Linguistique Adenet (ILA)
Learn English in Ireland with Alpha College, Dublin
Learn English in Worcester with Kingsway English Centre
Learn English in Broadstairs with Hilderstone
Learn English in Australia with Langports
Learn English in Cape Town South Africa with Good Hope Studies
Learn English in Australia with Byron Bay English Language School
English courses in Australia with SACE
Study English in the USA with ILI Massachusetts
Parlano Italiano - Learn Italian in Italy with Alce Bologna
Learn Italian in Milan and Florence with Linguaviva
Learn Spanish in Ecuador with Estudio Sampere
Spanish courses in Spain, Escuela de Idiomas Nerja
Spanish language class with Malaca Instituto
Spanish language courses with Instituto de Idiomas Ibiza
Spanish language courses with Clic Seville and Cadiz
Learn German in Berlin with GLS
Learn French in Paris, Bordeaux & Biarritz with France Langue
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