The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) is the leading UK-based membership body for language professionals. It aims to enhance and promote the value of languages and language skills in the public interest and provides accredited qualifications through the IoL Educational Trust.
Both Carina and Hugh are CIOL members (MCILs).
Chartership is recognised worldwide as the gold standard for practitioners, whatever their profession. As a badge of quality and competence, it inspires confidence with employers, clients and fellow language practitioners. A Chartered Linguist is committed to maintaining high professional standards, continually developing professional language skills and specialist knowledge. Chartership demonstrates commitment to improving standards and to professionalising the language industry.
Carina is a Chartered Linguist (CL) as a Translator and a Education specialist.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is required in England and Wales to work as a teacher of children in state schools under local authority control, and in special education schools. This Status is granted by the General Teaching Council (GTC), the professional body for teaching in England, whose overall purpose is to work in the public interest to help improve standards of teaching and learning.
Hugh has been a Qualified Teacher since 2007, after completing his PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at Liverpool John Moores University.
The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA) was set up to improve standards in educational assessment. Members include teachers, examiners, school and college leaders, academics, awarding organisations and people responsible for professional development in diverse sectors including finance, health and land management.
As an experienced examiner of Spanish and EFL for several Exam Boards, both at national and international level, Carina has been an Associate Member of the CIEA since 2008.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The Diploma Programme (DP), for students aged 16-19, aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
Hugh gained his DP Accreditation to teach Spanish B in June 2013.
The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) has the primary aim of developing professional practices in localisation globally.
Carina became a Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) in 2011.
The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) has been created by a group of professional language mediators as a vehicle for promoting ethical practices in their profession, as a venue in which to establish a dialog, without censorship and without conflicts of interest, with the aim of promoting effective professional ethics. IAPTI is a civil association, legally established as such on September 30, 2009, in the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Carina is also a IAPTI member.