Become a member

IALC is about quality

Joining IALC is by invitation

We recruit 5-10 new members per year through a careful selection process. Our annual plan prioritises certain languages and countries, in which we identify schools of exceptional reputation and invite them to apply to IALC.

The minimum criteria

The language centre must: 

  • Be a legally constituted private language centre operating for at least three years
  • Operate year-round in permanent premises with at least five classrooms
  • Teach the official language of the country as a main activity to clients from overseas
  • Be economically self-sufficient
  • Be independent of a chain, corporate group or franchise network of more than six language schools
  • Offer courses and levels that meet clients' needs
  • Provide course counselling, properly checked accommodation and varied social activities
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