Although associations vary in their operations from country to country, generally they all aim to establish a high professional and ethical standard in the work of their member colleges, assist their member colleges in providing high quality educational programs and assist, strengthen and promote the interests of the language industry and their member colleges.
Associations generally have four main areas of focus:
- support and promotion of quality language training and support services;
- representation and lobbying;
- profiling and promotion;
- provision of a comprehensive range of membership services.