The Association of Language Testers in Europe

We work to promote multilingualism across Europe – and beyond – by supporting institutions which produce examinations and certification for language learners. Through our work we raise awareness of the benefits of a multilingual society, provide a forum in which related issues can be discussed, and set quality standards for language assessment.

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Setting standards

ALTE has established a set of common standards for its members’ exams which cover the four stages in the test development cycle.

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Maintaining diversity

ALTE helps users of a wide range of languages, including less widely used languages, to set standards for learning and teaching, and supports awareness and recognition of qualifications.

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ALTE members and affiliates

Our 34 members include world-leading assessment bodies, representing the testing of 26 languages, and we have over 30 institutional affiliates and hundreds of individual affiliates.

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ALTE’s projects and special interest groups bring pan-European experience to issues ranging from test development to the impact of language assessment on international migration policy.

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ALTE 5th International Conference, Paris, April 2014

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Useful links

Click below for links to ALTE members' websites and projects ALTE is involved with.

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Useful resources for anyone involved in testing. Access downloads in a range of languages.

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9 October 2014
PrOM - Building Skills for Educational Mobility

ALTE attended the final seminar of the ProM project at CIEP, Sevres (France), 9th -10th October 2014. The ProM project was funded within the old Language Learning Programme (awarded by the Europ...


26 February 2015
ALTE SIG (Special Interest Group) Meetings, Arnhem, the Netherlands -

Cito will host the ALTE SIG Meetings in Arnhem, Netherlands, 26 – 27 February 2015.