Accreditations

What Is an Accreditation?

An accreditation is a form of quality assurance. It is a process whereby a Spanish school is checked to make sure it meets certain standards. Accredited bodies exist to protect Spanish students and ensure they receive the highest quality service from schools. An accrediting body is an organization that checks schools and awards accreditation once it is satisfied that quality standards have been met.

Accreditation is an internationally-recognized mark of quality and only the schools offering the best service become accredited schools. When accrediting bodies check a Spanish school they make sure it has:

  • Qualified Spanish language teachers
  • School premises with properly-equipped classrooms, lounge areas, and a comfortable learning environment
  • Accommodation that is regularly inspected for safety and suitability
  • 24-hour supervision of young students on junior programs
  • Advertising and marketing that accurately represents the service it provides

Why Choose an Accredited School?

Choose an accredited school to ensure that you receive the highest standard of service, professional care, and teaching. Choosing an accredited school also means that the institution is considered authentic by immigration officials. In some cases, student visas are granted only to students attending accredited Spanish schools.

Accredited schools are re-evaluated every few years, and each year a selection of accredited schools, chosen at random, undergo unannounced interim visits. This means that accredited schools must maintain the highest of standards at all times.
Expanish Accreditations
Our accreditation proves that Expanish meets the highest of standards. Our schools employ highly qualified teachers who are given sufficient support to ensure that their lessons fit your needs. You can rest assured that your requirements for security, care, information, and leisure activities are prioritized; your accommodation is satisfactory and your overall well-being is our main concern.


Expanish Buenos Aires Accreditations

  • ALTO is an organization that joins the top organizations involved in language and/or education travel. This includes the world’s top travel agents, language schools and national associations. Expanish has been approved as an ALTO member. See more at www.altonet.org.
  • The Association of Language Centers, or SEA, was founded in 1993 in the Adrogué province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Based on a series of prerequisites stating that Expanish upholds a premier level of standards and practices, Expanish appears on the official website as an SEA certified Spanish language school. All language centers associated with SEA work to maintain and guarantee a level of excellence in quality and progress in language instruction. See more at www.seaweb.org.ar.
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation, representing the German higher education system abroad and helping build ties between institutions around the world. Expanish has been approved as a DAAD supplier https://www.daad.de/en/
  • CEF is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and is intended to guide many facets of language acquisition, including the planning of language programs, language certification, and of self directed learning. The Framework states that programs may be: global, covering all dimensions; modular, concentrated in a particular area for particular purpose; weighted, emphasizing learning in select areas; or partial, learning for a specific purpose (e.g. career). Based upon these objectives Expanish offers a variety of group and individual courses, thereby allowing the student to elect their style of learning program from those outlined in the CEF. See more at www.coe.int.
  • Expanish Spanish School is a recognized Bildungsurlaub provider for the regions of Berlin, Hamburg, Hessen, Bremen, Niedersachsen and Brandenburg. The certification is for our Intensive Spanish 30 program for five or ten days.
  • CSN approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad. Swedish students can now use the popular CSN scholarships to study Spanish in Spain. See more at www.csn.se.

The following respected organizations have also approved Expanish:

  • Lonely Planet is a world renowned producer of quality travel literature and is a globally loved brand. They have written several guides for South America and Argentina and have a very popular website, www.lonelyplanet.com. Expanish is proudly featured in the Lonely Planet Buenos Aires website as a recommended Spanish school in Buenos Aires.
  • The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC is based in the United Kingdom and specializes in reporting and journalism, with services including 8 national television channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website www.bbc.co.uk.
    Expanish invited a BBC Journalist, Rachel Arkle, to come and take part in our Spanish school for one week, as part of her trip around South and Central America investigating sustainable travel. You can view her thoughts of her time spent here at Expanish as we recorded a short clip of her on her last night in her homestay in Buenos Aires! Click here to view video.
  • The Guardian is one of the UK’s leading national newspapers and offers a section for its readers to add their top tips for travelling through its I’ve Been There section www.ivebeenthere.co.uk. We have been featured a number of times by ex-students who have recommended the Ultimate Spanish Crash Course as a great activity to do whilst in Buenos Aires.
  • Turismo Buenos Aires is the official website and virtual portal to the city for all travelers, providing comprehensive details on data, transportation, tours, attractions, services, accommodation, business, culture and the arts. As certified by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Expanish appears on the tourism website among only 25 recommended Spanish language institutes. Expanish proudly displays the Government of the City of Buenos Aires logo on its webpage, and likewise the city’s recommendation of the school can be viewed at www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar

Expanish Partner School Barcelona Accreditations

  • The Cervantes Institute Accreditation details the conditions, requirements and criteria to be met by institutions teaching Spanish as a foreign language. It is a highly reputed government body that commits to quality by defining uniform standards through an institute’s academics, staff, facilities, administration, information, and advertising. See more at www.acreditacion.cervantes.es.
  • FEDELE schools are centers accredited by the Instituto Cervantes that have met the legal requirements for the activity of teaching Spanish, plus FEDELE schools offer the opportunity of facilitating access and preparation for the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) in the center. This accreditation means the Expanish has a team of qualified teachers who can guide you through the learning process, and they will adapt to your needs and specific learning requirement. See more at www.fedele.org/en/quality-accreditation.
  • CSN approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad. Swedish students can now use the popular CSN scholarships to study Spanish in Spain. See more at www.csn.se.
  • Expanish Partner School is a recognized Bildungsurlaub provider for German citizens to study Spanish in Spain. The accreditation is for the regions of Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen, Rheinland Pfalz and Saarland, for our Intensive Spanish 30 program for five or ten days. See more at www.bildungsurlaub.de.