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European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education
Founded in 1991 in Strasbourg, CercleS is an umbrella organization for independent language centers in 21 European countries; it includes seminars, institutes, departments and language programs in nearly 250 language centers and post-secondary educational institutions whose main assignments are language education.  Its member organizations employ a total of several thousand individuals (academic, administrative, and technical personnel).  About 250,000 students (novices and advanced learners) attend professional and vocational language courses in all of the world’s main languages.  CercleS sees itself responsible for maintaining the highest standards in instruction and research.

aks Working Group of Language Centers, Language and Foreign Language Institutes (AKS)
Since its founding in 1970, AKS has concerned itself with the improvement and scientific funding of vocational and technical language education at post-secondary educational institutes.  AKS has pursued this goal through both political-educational engagement and by acting upon questions of content.
fadaf Professional Association for German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF)
FaDaF’s goal is to promote and assist acquisition of the German language and resulting intercultural encounters. With this goal in mind, FaDaF advocates the acquisition ofin-depth understanding of foreign cultures; furthermore, the Association helps promote the German language education of foreign students in Germany, as well as individuals and institutions employed and engaged in this field.  The Professional Association for German as a Foreign Language provides support for the education and professional development of instructors of German as a Foreign Language as well as for doctoral candidates in this field.


European Language Council
The European Language Council is a permanent and independent association whose main aim is the quantitative and qualitative improvement of knowledge of the languages and cultures of the European Union and beyond.
Membership is open to all institutions of higher education and all national and international associations with a special interest in languages.
tandem Tandem Fundazioa
Tandem® Fundazioa is a teacher training center and develops material for language teaching and cultural exchanges worldwide. Further it is the contact address for institutions wishing to obtain a licence to use the TANDEM© method. Tandem® Fundazioa works only with institutions and states which respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For queries regarding language courses and work applications, please contact to the school association "Tandem® International" or our other members and licensees directly.