Two new members for IALC

31 March, 2015

The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) has welcomed two new members: Kingsway English Centre in the UK and Lacunza IH San Sebastian in Spain.

Along with other recent additions, the two institutions will attend their first IALC meeting next month, when member schools from 22 countries converge in Rouen, France, for the AGM and International Agent Workshop.  

Jan Capper, Executive Director of IALC, said, “We’re delighted to welcome these reputable independent language centres into membership and give agents a greater than ever choice of IALC-accredited schools.”

Kingsway English Centre in Worcester, UK, was established in 1988 and offers a range of general English and business English courses.

Sue Johns, Director of Kingsway, said, “Small, family-run schools such as Kingsway are an endangered species. By joining IALC we are aligning ourselves with the best independent schools in the world and thereby strengthening our own position in the market.

“We are delighted to belong to an organisation whose core values chime with our own and we are looking forward to meeting other members in Rouen who share our philosophy. We are also keen to meet IALC partner agents who appreciate that small schools compete in the market place by delivering outstanding quality.”

Lacunza IH San Sebastian offers a portfolio of Spanish language, business Spanish, exam preparation, teacher training and junior programmes.

“We are honoured to be a new member of IALC. It recognises the commitment to our students to provide them with outstanding teaching standards and personalised service. Our IALC membership is an assurance for our students that we deliver quality Spanish courses and a strong connection with the local community and culture in San Sebastian, both of which we have proudly offered for over 25 years,” said Carlos Lacunza, Director of the school.

The 2015 Rouen IALC Workshop, hosted by language school French In Normandy, takes place from April 23-26, with scheduled business appointments, seminars, fam tours and networking opportunities. Capper said to StudyTravel Magazine that only a small number of agent places are still available. 

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