Accreditation and Memberships
Language in Group schools are all accredited by the main bodies in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
This is your guarantee that the schools reach the right standards because they are regularly inspected to check the school building and facilities, teacher qualifications, administration, welfare and support of students. The inspection also checks that the information you find on our website and in our brochure is accurate. This means that you can be confident that what you see online and in our publicity material is what you find when you arrive at your Language in Group school.
Language in London and Language in Totnes are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK.
Language in Dublin is accredited by the Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS) in Ireland and is a member of MEI Relsa, Ireland.
Language in Totnes was inspected in November 2011 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate over two days. The full report is available here, and the following extract is the executive summary:
Language in Totnes is very successful in meeting its aims. It places students on the right courses for their level of ability and in accordance with their learning goals. Students are therefore satisfied with the courses they are undertaking and are successful in them. The curriculum is very good and at the right level. The quality of teaching and learning at the school is excellent. Teaching engages learners and as a result students display high levels of motivation and good levels of attainment in line with their goals. Monitoring of the students’ progress is highly effective through the use of good tutorial sessions. The data collected from assessment is not used as effectively as it could be. At present, the college does not use end of course tests on non-examined courses to evaluate progress.
The school provides an excellent environment for learning with comfortable teaching rooms and common areas. There are very effective arrangements for ensuring the health, safety and security of students, including those who are under 18 years of age, when in the school, on excursions and in home-stay accommodation. Students reported that they feel very safe and secure at the school. They know their teachers well and relationships at the school are excellent. Students can approach the staff at any time with either an academic or personal issue and are very well supported.
Governance and leadership are very effective. The management team works closely together and with the rest of the staff to ensure high standards of quality are delivered to the students. There is therefore a shared commitment and a clear vision for the future. The school makes good use of the feedback it receives from students to continually improve its procedures and operation. Teaching staff are qualified and all staff are supported in their future development. There is excellent provision of information through the school’s website although this does not yet include details of the school’s health and safety and safeguarding policies.