One of the main tools to measure the quality of institutions dedicated to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language is the CEELE (Certificate of Quality in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language). CEELE is a certification that guarantees the quality and academic excellence standards of those study centers that have obtained it.
The certification is granted by the University of Alcala de Henares and by EDUESPAÑA. The CEELE is designed as a tool to certify the quality management in those study centers dedicated to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
The inspection for obtaining the CEELE certification quantitatively evaluates areas such as quality of teaching, program design by the center, the teachers, the infrastructure or the adequate advertising of the educational offerings, amongst other factors. Likewise, the inspection committee, which belongs to the Department of Modern Languages of the University of Alcala de Henares, issues, through academic reports, recommendations and suggestions with the objective of increasing the level of quality of the schools and institutions that the committee is evaluating.
CEELE guarantees the compliance with a series of internationally recognized criteria on the part of the centers specialized in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. This certificate guarantees a quality control similar to the one present in many of our neighboring countries and which allows for a student, teacher or linguistic agent who has chosen a school or institution with the CEELE certificate of guarantee to be assured that the schools has successfully undergone an independent, objective and professional inspection.
Moreover, the CEELE schools may participate in international collaboration programs that require a guarantee of compliance with the established quality standards.