Who we Are & What we Believe in

Our statutory obligations require us to protect the common good and public interest, to administer exams with a view to improving language services and to encourage PALSO members and local associations to comply with the Code of Professional Ethics. In this context, we adhere to certain principles and values that we consider necessary for an honest relationship between the sector's professionals and their customers.

  1. It is our belief and that of the competent judicial authorities that offering free lessons or expensive gifts to the first LS classes, not for social reasons (such as discounts for unemployed families, or families with many children, or orphans, etc.) but in order to lure students from other colleagues, without specifying their financial obligations in the coming years, trap the consumer with an attractive offer, thus depriving him/her of the possibility of making a choice based on the quality of the service provided. This practice is unacceptable.
  2. We believe that the language proficiency certificates have substantial value and are truly part of the assessment of student knowledge but also of the quality of the service provided by the LS if they meet the conditions of transparency and integrity that are generally accepted.
  3. Is there equal treatment of candidates and transparency when some tests include topics (texts) that have been prepared weeks before? Do certificates that assess only two skills have the same value as those that assess four, especially when this is not also explicitly stated on the issued certificate? Don't you as parents and the state as employer want to know the capacity of students in all language skills?
  4. According to the Pedagogical Institute, providing education to infants should be done by qualified teachers (kindergarten) in specially-designed rooms. Some Language Schools that accept infants (to secure future customers) have neither one nor the other. Will you trust them with your infants?
  5. The fact that some LS appear as authorized testing centres aims at convincing the customer that they are more than a language school and that they are superior to other schools so as to impress and attract customers. The Ministry of Education clearly states that the only activity that Language Schools are authorised to conduct is to teach a foreign language and nothing else.

Dear Parents, the obligation to protect some values ​​and principles is the duty of all citizens. The PALSO Language Schools are committed to respect and observe them. Support our decision with your own choices.