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What is the Cervantes Institute Accreditation System for Institutions Teaching Spanish (SACIC)?

This system enables a centre to be recognized as an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Centre. To issue this certificate of recognition, Instituto Cervantes has created an assessment system for teaching centres, including a set of prerequisites and descriptors for which centres must provide proof of compliance.

The System of Accreditation of Instituto Cervantes (SACIC) aims to:

  • Promote centres' commitment to good practices and to improving their programmes.
  • Foster the development of uniform standards for teaching Spanish and the supplementary services and activities offered.
  • Assist anyone interested in learning Spanish to choose an institution accredited by a highly reputed government body.

The SACIC prerequisites and descriptors are organized into sections and their corresponding criteria, and refer to the following aspects of a Spanish-language teaching centre:

  • Organization and administration of the centre.
  • Teaching and learning services.
  • Supplementary services.
  • Teaching and learning facilities and resources.
  • Information and publicity about the centre and its services.

Centres must be able to provide proof that they comply with the SACIC prerequisites and descriptors in the assessments conducted every three years.

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