QALEN is the Quality Assurance in Language Education Network. It was formed as a result of meetings and consultations held between Quality Assurance and Accreditation agencies of the English and Other Languages Teaching Sector formally in London in 2011 and in Sydney in 2014.


The objective of QALEN is to provide opportunities for participants and members from Accrediting and Quality Assurance bodies in the language education sector to communicate and collaborate within a safe, supportive environment.  In this way, organizations may develop new, innovative methods of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, quality assure the quality assurance agency, create a promotion of a globally recognisable quality mark, and facilitate further growth for both their organization and others.


signatories are representative of their sovereign jurisdiction in the promulgation of quality assurance and accreditation for the English Language Teaching sector


constitutes a recognised forum for collaboration, information sharing and best practice in the accreditation and quality assurance of English language teaching institutions


signatories agree to support each other and the QALEN concept in their discussions with all stakeholders including governments, schools and students