QuiTE: And in the end..
The Association for the Promotion of
© QuiTE 2001 - 2012
Quality in TESOL Education
Sadly, QuiTE is no longer active.
In 2001 the British Association of TESOL Qualifying Institutions (BATQI) was dissolved and the BATQI Course Accreditation Scheme was passed to the British Institute for English Language Teaching (BIELT) (which was also dissolved early in 2002). QuiTE took over some other of the roles of BATQI and following a merger with the Institute for English Language Teaching Departments in Higher Education (IELTDHE) QuiTE was fully active from its inauguration in December 2001 until its last annual seminar and AGM in December 2012. During that time QuiTE benefited from the voluntary support of a great number of professionals involved in all aspects of English Language Teaching, and in the TESOL field generally. We would like to thank all those who contributed to QuiTE and particularly all those who gave up their valuable time to attend committee meetings and who offered their expertise with enthusiasm and dedication to further the development of QuiTE and its events and projects.
In its time the association had two main objectives. The first was to promote quality in the education and training of English language teachers in a very commercial world. The second aim was to bring together and provide a forum for interaction between all the various strands of the English language teaching endeavour, whether it was teachers involved in English as a foreign language teaching in UK in the private sector or those working in ESL contexts in the state sector, or teacher trainers working in the private or state sectors and academics in the university sector.
Feedback from the vast majority of delegates who attended QuiTE events over the years has been consistent in supporting the value of these aims and our success in their achievement. So it is with a sad heart that we have to say that with the older generation increasingly drawing a line under years of voluntary effort on behalf of the association and no new generation turning up to take on the task of continuing to take the association forward, we have to cease active operation as an on-going venture.
The basis of the QuiTE web site will remain accessible for the foreseeable future, but will only very rarely be updated.
To all our friends, thank you for your interest, participation and involvement in QuiTE over the years.