The Professional Conduct Code:
1. Health and Safety regulations
1.1 The Associate Schools must to be in possession of the required authorisations issued by the proper authorities.
1.2 All the electrical and heating systems must be certified according to the Law.
1.3 The rooms have to be comfortable and bright.
1.4 Both the personnel and the students of the school must be covered by insurance.
2. Accuracy of information
2.1 Advertising must always be truthful. All information, written or verbal, given to the students must clearly specify:
- the start and end date of course;
- the actual number of hours per course;
- the actual number of minutes per hour/lesson;
- the cost of the course and enrolment fee and everything that is included in these costs;
- the maximum number of students per course;
- contractual requirements.
3. Regulation of relations with personnel
All member schools are obliged to employ a professionally qualified teaching staff and
efficient administrative staff. Work contracts must be in accordance with the existing Laws.
4. Organisation of the school
4.1 Each member school has to demonstrate the continuity and coordination of its educational services, particularly through the presence of core staff which should include:
a. programming of the courses and the choice of teaching material;
b. periodic check on the students' progress;
c. coordination of the teaching through regular lesson observations;
d. coordination of the professional development of teachers through regular, minuted meetings, to discuss and check the teaching in progress;
4.2. the possibility for the teaching staff to attend refresher courses and seminars;
4.3. a verifiable system for correctly evaluating language competence, for placing the students in courses, as well as an end of course level assessment tied into the parameters of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, of the Council of Europe.
5. Rules of conduct
Member schools undertake not to behave in any way which might damage the reputation of the Association, and act honestly and fairly in their dealings with other members.