Quality Standard Marque by British Council to ensure quality English language education

british councilFive Delhi schools make up the Membership Advisory Group for the programme


January 15, 2016: The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities has launched a new, collaborative initiative that will contribute significantly to the private sectors ability to deliver high quality English language education- English Language Quality Standards Programme. The programme is designed for schools and institutions to demonstrate their commitment to the delivery of quality English language programmes measured to international standards. This is a collaborative initiative where British Council and schools work together in creating better learning systems and outcomes for the English language programmes.

The Membership of this programme is achieved by schools operating at level four of the British Council’s Quality Standards Framework through successful on-site review of their English language programmes of study. Membership is awarded for two years after which the school is reviewed again.

DLF Public School, Nehru World School, Ahlcon International School, Bluebells School International and Sri Venkateshwar International School have been successfully reviewed and have become the official bearers of the British Council quality standards marque in India.

Speaking on the occasion Rob Lynes, Country Director, British Council India said,The Quality Standard Marque is an initiative by British Council to contribute towards the ability of the private schools to deliver high quality English language education to students. We are delighted to award the marque to these five schools which have shown exceptionally good standards in their English Language programmes.”


The English Language Quality Standards (ELQS) Programme provides access to a range of developmental resources for English medium schools to improve their English language. British Council’s Consultancy Service supports schools towards meeting the quality standards described in the Quality Standards Framework – an India-specific framework which defines quality in relation to ten standards and five developmental stages.

The schools receive the Quality Standards Marque from the British Council and are able to display it externally to demonstrate the quality of English language teaching provision to their stakeholders such as students, parents and teachers.

ELQS Membership Network is an ideal opportunity for schools and school principals to work with the British Council and raise the profile of their school by becoming a part of an exclusive network endorsed by the British Council. Under the new membership scheme in 2016, British Council will have introductory events for institutions in Chennai, Punjab and Hyderabad

British Council’s expertise: The British Council has been involved in the direct teaching of English for over 80 years. We operate a very successful network of teaching centres in almost 50 countries. The British Council assures the quality of its teaching centres through a system called TQS (Teaching Quality Standards).

Through Accreditation UK, the British Council accredits 550 UK language schools, international study centres, university / further education college language centres and Home Tuition providers.

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.

For more information, please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org.in/english-quality-standards/

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