About the ICC

The International Certificate Conference – The International Language Association e.V. is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with participatory status at the Council of Europe. ICC sets standards for a transnational network of language learners.

The ICC – the international language association provides foreign languages teaching and learning with exchange of ideas and know how

  • proven expertise in projects
  • quality assurance
  • networking
  • an independent voice
  • theory and practice combined
  • personal development

The ICC is an international association with local impact representing the field of language learning and teaching

  • at a local level through individuals and institutions
  • at a regional level through networks of members
  • at a national level through the involvement of our member organisations in national initiatives and government committees, and
  • at an international level through activities and representations at the European Commission and Council of Europe and other supra-national bodies

The ICC promotes quality in foreign language learning and teaching by

  • certifying progress and achievement in language acquisition
  • certifying teachers’ competence to teach
  • assuring the quality of courses offered
  • offering guidelines for the evaluation of teaching institutions, and
  • providing criteria for the evaluation of teaching materials and courses

As a marketplace for ideas, projects, teachers and courses, the ICC promotes and encourages research and development in language teaching by working together.