The Hellenic American Union receives accreditation for its Programs
The Hellenic American Union’s Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies has been accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the following programs:
The Hellenic American Union is now the only organization of its kind in Greece and one of 73 worldwide whose foreign language and teacher training programs are accredited.
In earning accreditation for its programs, the Hellenic American Union joins the ranks of institutions such as Boston University, Georgetown University, and the University of Pennsylvania whose English-language programs have been similarly accredited.
The CEA, which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, is the only specialized accreditation organization of its kind in the United States and one of the most recognized worldwide.
The CEA uses accreditation standards that offer an objective means to evaluate the quality of programs offered. After a rigorous review of an applying institution's processes and program content, CEA may accredit and make public those programs that meet these standards. The grant of accreditation acknowledges the high quality of English-language or other language-related programs, such as foreign language teacher training and foreign language courses, that a school offers.
The recognition comes at the end of a more than two-year process of self-assessment and review, which culminated in the submission of our self-study report to CEA in March 2009 and a site review by CEA in May 2009. At its August 2009 meeting, the Commission determined that the site is accredited, stating:
The Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies (CALLS) at the Hellenic-American Union is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2009 through August 2014 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.
For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax 402 (A), 22314 (703.519.2070) www.cea-accredit.org.
With this accreditation, our current and prospective students can be sure that the Hellenic American Union is offering exceptionally high-quality foreign language education and teacher training.