QALEN members are quality assurance and accreditation organisations focusing on best practice in English Language Teaching (ELT).

Each meeting comprises of all qalen members discussing best practice, challenges in quality assurance and quality in the student experience.

Please see below for communiques since 2016.

March 2020

QALEN is always committed to working with schools in a supportive manner, taking into account significant challenges in key markets and will continue to place the interests of students and staff at the heart of all we do. In response to Covid-19, QALEN members will support schools facing particular operational and commercial challenges as the virus spreads and advise our regional schools on application of expert advice.

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November 2019

QALEN members enjoyed a highly successful 2019 Symposium this November, held in the excellent British Council facility in Manchester. Hosted by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS) and Accreditation UK, the event further developed the collaboration of the world’s leading English language quality assurance bodies on a number of major projects.

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November 2017

The fourth annual QALEN symposium was held in Auckland, New Zealand in November 2017 and brought together representatives from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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September 2016

At the recent symposium in Washington QALEN members whose scope of accreditation extends to students under the age of 18 shared information with regard to the safeguarding of minors. The below outlines areas of best practice identified during the discussion

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