CercleS is a confederation of independent national associations (full members) and associate members. It brings together almost 400 language centres, departments, institutes, faculties or schools in Higher Education whose main responsibility is academic communication, language teaching and research.
Cercles has four different kinds of members: full, associate, honorary and benefactor members. Full members are national associations or other associations in which language centres are regionally united. National associations are composed of language centres. Each of these language centres is an institutional member of the Association. Institutional members (language centres) are thus members of full members (national associations) that have registered with CercleS via the national association to which they belong.
At present, there are 13 full members (= national associations) and 22 associate members.