Gaela (Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations), founded in 2000, has representatives of the language tourism sector and teaching of languages from around the world who share the objective of making stays in countries around the world to learn a foreign language. GAELA members meet at least once a year to contemplate the main trends in the language tourism sector. This meeting always takes place the day before the AGM ST Alphe UK celebration.
FEDELE as a member of GAELA and together with FELCA, have a prominent role in the language tourism industry. The schools that GAELA and FEDELE represent, are a group of language centers with high-quality standards in which students get the confidence and security to enjoy their stay while learning a language. Although the centers belonging to GAELA and FEDELE are rivals between them, the union and common commitment developed by both entities, make the schools much more productive and safeguard the language sector and, in case of FEDELE, safeguard the teaching of Spanish in Spain.
The objective that GAELA and FEDELE share are:
- Strengthen links between associations that promote learning a language through studies and stays abroad and provide a meeting point for the exchange of experience and improvements among professionals in the sector.
- Promote the learning of languages as a foreign language along with a linguistic and cultural immersion.
- Establish quality standards in language teaching with the aim of guaranteeing students an adequate service.
- Present to administrations and public entities new proposals that help regulate and safeguard the quality of teaching and learning a foreign language based on reports that collect information about the management of their schools.
- Share initiatives to continue developing the professionalism of the staff.
- Establish communication with organizations and entities that represent linguistic travel agents and with which they can share topics of mutual interest, with the objective of improving the quality of the service offered to the students.