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Justin Vollmer: Introduction to Eaquals


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Justin Vollmer: Introduction to Eaquals

  1. 1. Introduction to Eaquals
  2. 2. Eaquals: more than just another inspection… An international non-profit membership association for language education professionals, founded in 1991 Our mission: to foster excellence in the teaching of any language by providing guidance and support …....We help good language centres to become even better
  3. 3. #eaquals19madrid Eaquals values Plurilingualism Intercultural understanding International cooperation Lifelong learning
  4. 4. Join our international community #eaquals19madrid 173 Members in 37 countries Teaching over 25 languages Single schools 48% Groups of schools 42% Univeristy centres 10% Accredited membership
  5. 5. A network of experts #eaquals18prague Associate Members • National quality associations • Cultural organisations • Examination providers • Educational publishers
  6. 6. Working to raise standards Accreditation & inspections: high international standards protect learners Training & consultancy: helping good language centres become even better International conferences & training workshops: to share expertise New practical resources: to support language centres in their work Educational work for the public benefit: in partnership with Council of Europe, ISO 6
  7. 7. Our expertise & influence Quality assurance & management design of quality schemes capacity building at local & national level The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) course design assessment and certificates Academic management and professional development competence frameworks teacher training and development
  8. 8. What does this mean for you? Take part in the international world of language education Share expertise with international experts and professionals who care about quality Practical support for your institution: • A roadmap for future development • Annual professional training event – just members • Webinars for members • Teacher award scheme Enhanced international recognition – communications, events
  9. 9. International recognition • Eaquals representative at 22 industry events in 2018 • E.g. ALPHE, ICEF Berlin
  10. 10. Resources on our website  Applying the CEFR in your classrooms  Level descriptors  Training materials  Course design and assessment packs  Supporting in-service teacher development  European Profiling Grid and eGrid  Eaquals Framework for Language Teacher Training & Development
  11. 11. Eaquals International Conferences
  12. 12. Working in partnership to benefit the language education community EU-funded projects: European Profiling Grid, Quality Guidelines Core Inventory for General English (with the British Council) With the Council of Europe: work to support the linguistic integration of adult migrants With ISO: developing new standards for providers of learning services and language learning services With ALTE: the Eaquals-ALTE electronic language portfolio
  13. 13. Eaquals accreditation
  14. 14. So how do you feel about quality audits?
  15. 15. Eaquals accreditation – values and approach Multilingual Partnership – practical help and advice to prepare Benchmarks – your objectives as well as Eaquals standards Feedback and recommendations from experienced experts Support for further development
  16. 16. The Quality Cycle – a positive approach School self- assessment New initiatives & developments External inspection (by peers) Recommendations for further improvement Post inspection follow-up School implements new developments
  17. 17. Evaluating the whole ‘school in action’ Management & administration Course design & assessment Classroom teaching Internal quality assurance Learning resources & premises Student welfare & services Fair dealing
  18. 18. Support for applicants Self Assessment Handbook – an internal benchmarking exercise How well does my institution meet the Eaquals standards? Consultancy from the Director of Accreditation Optional - Advisory Site Visit and/or desk review What do I need to improve to meet the standards? Review by an Eaquals inspector + feedback, advice and a written report Prepare for an inspection Develop and implement systems and processes. Advice from Director of Accreditation, and extra training if required Apply for an inspection Printed resources: Guide for Institutions and Inspection Manual
  19. 19. Any questions? Find out more at: @Eaquals #eaqualsmembers
  20. 20. Costs 1/2 FIRST INSPECTION FEE 2,095 € (Professional fee based on a 2-day inspection by 2 inspectors) Additional inspector day/s for large language centres 690 € PRE-INSPECTION ADVISORY SERVICE FEE 1,395 € (Professional fee based on a 1-day site visit by 1 inspector) Additional inspector day/s for large language centres € 480 € Plus EXPENSES - Centres will be expected to cover the cost of the inspectors’ travel, local accommodation and subsistence (50€ per day per inspector, plus 25€ per travel day). Eaquals Self-Assessment Handbook and consultancy online with Director of Accreditation 375 €
  21. 21. Costs 2/2 Annual fees for single Accredited members Large Centre (more than 150,000 SH or 10,000 SW) 2660 € Medium Centre (more than 150,000 SH or 10,000 SW) 2380 € Small Centre (more than 150,000 SH or 10,000 SW) 1810 € Annual fees for Associate Member 1660 € Annual fees for Project partner 1060 €