1. Teaching Staff
All teachers require a degree or diploma of at least three years full-time or equivalent. Degrees in Education, Linguistics, TESOL
1.2 Teaching Qualifications:
A minimum of 5 teaching staff employed by the member should be CELTA-accredited (5% if school employs less than 100
teachers) with at least 1 CELTA-accredited teacher within the first 6 months and 5 within 3 years.
1.3 Linguistic Competency:
Teachers must have highly proficient English language ability as well as pedagogic and communication skills that allow them to
deliver course content effectively. In addition, EP member schools should develop and implement ongoing programs of
professional development for teachers.
2.1 Level Systems:
Level Systems used for course descriptions and evaluation reports of student’s progress and performance, should be aligned with
the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). CEFR comparisons should be clearly indicated in
addition to institution-specific scores.
2.2 Placement, Formative and Summative Assessment:
EP members should have procedures for the correct placement of students, appropriate to their level and age, and assessment of
starting level so that progress can be evaluated, as well as providing learning support and enabling students to change courses or
classes where necessary.
Efforts should be made to comply with intellectual property rights of copyright holders.
3. School Premises and Facilities
3.1 Appropriate and comfortable space
EP Members’ premises should be sufficient in size to support quality delivery of courses and comfortable accommodation.
3.2 Student safety
Comply with all relevant government legislation and regulations with all necessary permits for fire safety, sanitation, etc.
Have appropriately restricted and secured access including full-time security guards and CCTV monitoring.
Have adequate housekeeping services available to maintain a good state of repair and cleanliness.
Have adequate ventilation and cooling systems.
Maintain appropriate number and level of cleanliness for toilet and bathing facilities and provide for water hygiene testing.
Have access to medical assistance and facilities.
4. Marketing & Registrations
EP members should comply with all regulations and follow globally accepted principles and processes, including:
No use of deceptive or misleading information.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date information on websites and other marketing materials.
Provide quick responses to inquiries.
EP member schools should have management systems that are responsive to the needs of students, staff and stakeholders and
maintain a systematic and continuous improvement approach to managing its operations.
5.2 Financial Stability
EP member schools should manage financial records to ensure their accuracy and integrity.
5.3 Protection of Personal Information
EP member schools should appropriately and carefully handle and protect personal information including photographs to prevent
the loss, alteration or leakage of personal information.
6. Special Provisions for Junior Students
EP member schools should take all precautions to ensure the safety of junior students with special attention paid to safety in
premises and visiting external locations and the use of curfews.