IS Aix-en-Provence is certified since 2007 with the official government accreditation Label FLE obtaining 3 stars (the maximum possible) on each of the 5 categories audited: Welcome, Premises, Teachers, Courses and Overall Management and we were again awarded with the same number of stars at the re-inspection in 2011.
Every year more than 100 000 people come to France to learn French. Some 300 language centres (public, private or associative) offer their services in this respect.
To address such situation, FRANCE through the participation of three ministries --- Higher Education and Research, Foreign and European Affairs, and Culture and Communication --- has decided to establish a certification system of the French foreign language centres established on French territory.
For this purpose, a label entitled “French foreign Language quality” has been created.
This process aims at the official identification, recognition and promotion of the schools where the language programs and related services present the required quality guarantees.
The Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP), a national public institution administratively related to the ministry for National Education, is in charge of implementing this certification system.
For more detailed information, please visit the CIEP page
Our French school in France, IS Aix-en-Provence is also a member of The Groupement FLE, a professional association which brings together schools teaching French in France offering a wide range of quality services to students, business people or people just interested in learning French in France during a language stay. This “ quality reference” is based on criteria, firm commitments and audits, outlined in a reference document, to which all Groupement FLE member schools adhere.The Groupement FLE also aims to promote its member schools, as well as sharing experience and knowledge to improve quality standards.
IS Aix-en-Provence is a member of Eaquals, the reference for quality language training in Europe. Eaquals is a Pan-European association of language training institutions in which the objective is to promote and guarantee excellence in language education.
A set of membership criteria has been defined and published with this in mind and stated in the form of a professional Code in three charters : the Student Charter, the Information Charter and the Personnel Charter. The members of Eaquals are inspected every four years.
Our French language school in France is also a member of IALC, international network: “a quality mark in language study abroad”.
The IALC quality seal is a trusted symbol in language study abroad. All IALC language schools are regularly inspected and continuously monitored.
The IALC Code of Ethics sets the standards for member language schools and the IALC Quality Scheme ensures these standards are not only met, but exceeded.
IS Aix-en-Provence has the status of “Private Establishment of Higher Education” in France.
IS Aix-en-Provence is recognised by the Hamburg Ministry for the Arts for learning French in the framework of further training.
IS Aix-en-Provence is recognised by CSN, the Swedish national authority which manages financial aid for Swedish students, giving grants to those who wish to learn French in France.