Quality language schools worldwide

IALC is managed by an Executive Board consisting of five elected school directors and an executive director.

Supported by a professional team at the Secretariat in Canterbury, UK, and by Committees for Quality Assurance, Membership and Marketing, they oversee member recruitment, accreditation and services.


IALC Executive Board

President - Giorgia Biccelli, Linguaviva

Giorgia Biccelli, LinguavivaGiorgia grew up in various places around the world and attended both Italian and international schools. She has completed her studies in Germany where she obtained a M.A. Degree with honours in Romance Philology. In Milan she has worked for some years as marketing assistant for food export products in a multinational company. In 1996 Giorgia became marketing assistant at Linguaviva, Florence. Since January 2001 she has been the director of Linguadue Italian language school in Milan, further she is marketing director for Linguaviva Group. Her role as the Vice President - Quality Assurance is to examine best practice in the industry and ensure that IALC continues to be the organisation of choice among agents.


Vice President - Membership: Florian Meierhofer, BWS Germanlingua

Florian Meierhofer, BWS GermanlinguaFlorian grew up in Munich, Germany and studied Business Administration at The University of Munich.
He began his working career in international insurance but after studying in language centres in Italy and Spain, Florian was inspired to found his own German language school in Munich. Five years later, he bought another language school in Munich and merged them. Soon after he opened a second school in Berlin. Florian is committed to providing high-quality teaching, professional services and an international spirit at the BWS language schools.


Vice President - Quality Assurance: Kevin McNally, TIS, Torquay International School


Vice President - Marketing: Robin Adams, Global Village English Centres

Robin Adams, Global Village English CentresAs the son of a diplomat, Robin grew up in different countries and attended international schools in Austria and Germany.  He has certificates in TEFL, a Bachelor of Arts, Honours English from the University of Victoria, Canada and a Master of Education from the University of Sheffield, England.  Robin first developed a passion for the language industry teaching in Korea and Germany and has been involved in Educational Marketing since 2001.  He is currently the President and Managing Director of Global Village English Centres and looks forward to learning from and building on the successes of his predecessors at IALC.  He is married with two children and his hobbies include Karate, languages and travel.


Secretary / Treasurer: Stefan Adenet-Kaven, Institut Linguistique Adenet

Stefan Adenet-Kaven, Institut Linguistique AdenetStefan was born and grew up in Hamburg, Germany. He studied Business Administration at the University of Hamburg, then English in Wellington/New Zealand and in London. He started his career in Marketing, in Europe's biggest publishing house, working in Hamburg and London. He run the Circulation department and was involved in product management. In 1998, having always enjoyed languages and travel, he decided to settle down in the South of France to set up the Institut Linguistique Adenet with his associate Claudia Adenet. His responsibilities include: supervising client satisfaction, marketing, developing the sales network via agencies, developing ideas and strategies for sales via the internet and supervising the sales, booking and accommodation departments. Stefan makes sure ILA's development goes along with highest quality of services. His hobbies are collecting and tasting wines, scuba diving, cooking, languages and travel.


Executive Director: Jan Capper, IALC Secretariat

Jan Capper, IALCJan Capper grew up in southern England and studied German, French and Economics. After an early career in tourism, working for British, American and Malaysian travel companies in operational and marketing roles, Jan discovered study travel when she became marketing director of Pitman Central College in London. Five years later, she moved to Berlin to work in a similar role for GLS Sprachenzentrum.  She has also worked as a translator, copywriter, journalist, marketing consultant and tutor, and holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma. She has managed the IALC Secretariat since 1996. She served as Co-convenor of the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations (GAELA) from 2012-2015.



Honorary Members

IALC Honorary Life President: Renato Borges de Sousa

Honorary Life President: Renato Borges de Sousa

Renato Borges de Sousa is a founder and former president of IALC. He was appointed Honorary Life President in 2006 for outstanding service to our association.

Renato is the founder and present owner of CIAL Centro de Linguas in Lisbon and in Faro.

IALC Honorary Member: Cesar RennertCesar Rennert

César Rennert is a founder and former president of IALC, who for many years also acted as official historian. He was made an honorary life member in 2013 for outstanding service to our association.

César is the founder and present owner of Rennert International and Rennert Miami South Beach.

Tom Doyle

IALC Honorary Member: Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle is a former vice president of IALC. Tom was instrumental in creating our current Quality Scheme and became an honorary life member in 2013 for his outstanding service to our association.



Jan Capper, Executive Director

William Barber, Marketing Executive

Seek-Mui Sum, Operations Manager

Sebastian Mizrahi, Marketing Assistant

Sophie Wykes, Executive Assistant

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