We have been designing and applying quality standards for language education since our foundation in 1991 and now operate in over many countries worldwide.
We are regularly invited to provide advice and consultancy on quality assurance and to speak on this topic at international professional events.
Our international contribution UQL has assisted national and international bodies to develop their own inspection systems, as well as operating our own highly-respected accreditation scheme. Many of our Associate Members are responsible for accrediting language teaching centres at national level and UQL actively supports them in their work.
UQL accreditation is designed to be relevant to all types of language teaching organisation and applies to the teaching of all languages. We accredit both private and state-run centres and we operate in any country.
Our quality scheme is more than just a system for accrediting institutions. We aim to make a constructive contribution to the improvement of the organisations we inspect and our inspection reports provide a blueprint for further institutional development.
We regularly review and update our own scheme to make sure it remains up-to-date and reflects developments in the profession.