We have a huge announcement today, one that takes us to a new level as a school, and is the culmination of about a year and a half of preparation on our part. We are proud to announce that we have officially been accepted to join IALC, the International Association of Language Centres, from the 2009 membership year!
What is IALC?
The International Association of Language Centres was founded in 1983 to accredit and represent private, independent language schools teaching the official language(s) of their country. The IALC Quality Scheme and Code of Ethics ensure that all IALC schools provide high quality language services. IALC accredited language schools provide effective language courses and cultural immersion for all ages, needs and interests.
What does this mean for GenkiJACS?
GenkiJACS is only the third Japanese school ever to be accepted by IALC. We were accepted after a long application process, including a full school inspection. This inspection certified that we meet the stringent standards required by IALC.
Becoming accredited by IALC is of course a huge source of pride for us. But more importantly, it’s an external certification of our quality – it’s one thing for us to say we provide good programs, but another thing entirely for IALC to certify this! Membership in a network of the top schools worldwide provides us with a support group, and a source of new ideas for services, programs and classes.
What does this mean for you?
IALC accreditation means that even before visiting us, you can trust that GenkiJACS is a serious school, with a real academic program, something that is often hard to do over the Internet. IALC requires schools to perform continuous quality assurance through annual assessments, a quality plan, inspections and feedback. These ensure that the school is constantly improving its services, meaning better classes for you! IALC is the most respected international association of schools, so you can be sure that by choosing GenkiJACS, you have chosen one of the best schools in the world!
We’ll be adding more information to the site as we can prepare it, so stay tuned!