Liden & Denz is accredited with various international bodies and member of a number of chamber of commerces and similar organisations. It is important to understand the difference between the two terms. Accreditation usually means the positive result of an on-site inspection or audit. Sometimes (eg for Bildungsurlaub), the decision to accredit is based only on written statements made by school. The standards necessary to gain a certain accreditation are unique for each accreditation scheme. There are explained in some detail following the weblinks below. To become a member of a certain chamber of commerce, usually no inspection is required.
IALC – International Association of Language Centres
The International Association of Language Centres is a worldwide network of leading independent language schools that teach the language of their country to students from abroad. Member schools are governed by the IALC quality assurance scheme, which demands high standards of professionalism in all aspects of service. Liden & Denz is the only Russian members of the association and had the honour to host the 2004 IALC AGM and Workshop in St.Petersburg.
EAQUALS – Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality in Language Services
EAQUALS is an association of providers of language services, founded in 1991, with over 100 members in over 20 different countries. EAQUALS grants its quality label to institutions that meet its high inspection standards. Before becoming an accredited member of EAQUALS, schools and organizations must undergo a rigorous inspection based on the Code of Practice and Charters. Both Liden & Denz language centres in St.Petersburg and Moscow are accredited members of EAQUALS.
TRKI (TORFL) Test Preparation Centres
Our language schools are both official examination centres for the new Russian State Examination TRKI (TORFL in English). Liden & Denz has been running preparation courses for the TRKI examinations for several years. The exam itself can be taken at the University year-round. Liden & Denz is also taking care of the paperwork involved with the exam board.
Brookhaven College Credits
Undergraduates studying in the US or Canada can receive transferable credits (up to 17 credit hours) from Brookhaven College Texas.
Russian courses at our centres are recognised as “Bildungsurlaub” in various regions of Germany (Bundesländer). Here is a full breakdown of all our Bildungsurlaub recognitions (search for Russian).
Students from Sweden can apply for a CSN scholarships when learning at the Liden & Denz Language Centre, if they enrol through one of our authorised agents in Sweden. A list of these agents is available on request.
ROPRYAL – Russian Association of Teachers for Russian Language and Literature
Liden & Denz became a member of the Russian national body regulating the teaching of Russian in 1999, shortly after the association was founded. Teachers of Liden & Denz take active part in the association, writing essays and participating in ROPRYAL’s conferences and regional workshops.
NAFSA – Association of International Educators
NAFSA is the main US inbound and outbound association for international education.