La Confédération Européenne des Centres de Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur: The European Association of University Language Centres

The objectives of CercleS are:

  • to promote the development of language centres in European universities
  • to promote international research and teaching in the field of language acquisition and in teaching foreign languages
  • to publish and disseminate their results
  • to promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation between language centres.

These objectives will be implemented by:

  • organizing conferences, seminars and workshops
  • establishing expert groups and committees
  • publishing research results
  • creating and exchanging language teaching programmes
  • exchanging scientific and teaching staff
  • disseminating the European Language Portfolio:

European Language Portfolio


The meetings of the previous years:

  • 2008 Seville
  • 2010 Helsinki
  • 2012 London

Databases are designed to promote the international exchange of information. In 1993 a CercleS Handbook was launched with descriptions of European language centres, and the documentation of meetings and conferences has been available since 1996.

Questions about CercleS? Then contact the CercleS Secretariat: info@cercles.com or visit the website: www.cercles.org

Interested in membership?
Then please contact the AKS Office (Clearingstelle).