The centres officially recognized by the Instituto Cervantes
As we already mentioned in our previous articles of the blog, all of the schools belonging to AMEELE form part of the so-called “Red de Centros Acreditados por el Institutos Cervantes“ (network of centres recognized by the Instituto Cervantes). But what does it mean to be a “Centro Acreditado“ or, in the case of a school outside of Spain, a „Centro Asociado“?
This term shows that a school’s quality has been recognized by the Instituto Cervantes. The Instituto Cervantes dedicates itself to the promotion and diffusion of the Spanish language and its cultre as well as to the creation of certain standards with respect to its teaching. If a school wants to become a member of the centres recognized by the Instituto Cervantes and take advantage of its colaboration it has to fulfill certain conditions and obligations.
The fundamental condition to get an agreement of colaboration with the Instituto Cervantes is a favourable certificate of quality which confirms the fulfillment of the required standards. This document is handed out by an examination body recognized by the Instituto Cervantes or the institution itself, provided that an inspection has proved that the centre fulfills determinate requirements with respect to its academic activities, teaching quality, facilities, equipment, administrative organisation, publicity etc.
The agreement of colaboration has a validity of 3 years. Its renewal requires the regular repetition of the inspection and of the certificate’s receipt. This way, it is guaranteed that the school fulfills the conditions in the long term.
Therefore, you can be sure that a school offers services of high quality and standard if it is one of the centres recognized by the Instituto Cervantes. If you want to know more about this topic, you can visit the homepage of the Instituto Cervantes: http://centrosacreditados.cervantes.es/Inicio.htm.
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