Accreditations

Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes is the key quality control organization for Spanish language teaching. All accredited schools have to pass a rigorous quality control inspection which demands:

  • A comfortable learning environment which complies with all the relevant legal requirements
  • Effective and updated teaching resources
  • Qualified, experienced teachers
  • A strong, coherent study curriculum
  • Class sizes that facilitate student participation and progress
  • Truthful, transparent marketing materials and pricing that reflect the reality of the student experience
FEDELE

FEDELE

FEDELE (the Federation of Spanish Language Schools) is the national organization of Spanish language schools. All FEDELE schools must have accreditation from the Instituto Cervantes, and undergo periodic inspections to demonstrate ongoing quality.

FIDESCU

FIDESCU

F.I.D.E.S.C.U (Foundation for the Development and Research into Spanish Culture.) associated centers provide top quality Spanish courses and other related services, as well as the D.I.E. exam (Diploma Internacional de Español), an alternative to the DELE exam, which gives students the opportunity to acquire additional Spanish language qualifications. 

Cámara de Comercio de Madrid

Cámara de Comercio de Madrid

All Cámara de Comercio de Madrid accredited schools (Madrid Chamber of Commerce) are official examination centers, as well as providers of  business Spanish exams, including the prestigious Madrid Chamber of Commerce certificates. 

Bildungsurlaub

Bildungsurlaub

Bildungsurlaub is a training quality accreditation issued by the German federal states. Employees working in Germany have the right to take one or two weeks a year of paid absence for training purposes at an accredited Bildungsurlaub school. This forms part of their annual training allowance, and does not use up vacation days. Bildungsurlaub accredited schools are required to deliver top quality courses and accommodation. AIL Madrid is accredited by the German federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Niedersachsen, Rheinland‐Pfalz, Saarland, Schleswig‐Holstein, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Sachsen-Anhalt. 

CSN

CSN

CSN is the Swedish Government body that administers financial aid for complementary studies abroad. The main functions of CSN are reviewing and approving grant applications and administering loan repayments.  As a CSN accredited school, AIL students can obtain financial support for their AIL Madrid Spanish course. 

The University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH)

The University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH)

University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) is one of Spain’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Its Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Department is internationally renowned for developing skilled and innovative Spanish teachers. AIL Madrid is honored to have been selected by the UAH as a centre of excellence, and is an active participant in its Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Masters Program.

Arbeitsmarktservice

Arbeitsmarktservice

The Austrian “Arbeitsmarktservice” service gives every Austrian employee the opportunity to take one to three years paid leave. This leave, known as “Bildungskarenz”,  allows them to broaden their knowledge, acquire new skills (such as Spanish language) and to develop other areas of expertise. AIL Madrid welcomes Bildungskarenz students and provides the necessary signed placement confirmation for all our 20 hour weekly programs.