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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Projects

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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Resources

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

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News

19 November 2014
ALTE 45th Meeting and Conference, London, UK, 19 - 21 November 2014

Registration is now open for the ALTE's 45th Meeting and Conference which will be hosted by Trinity College London and will take place at the Senate House, London, UK,  19 - 21 November, 2014.

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Events

22 November 2014
ALTE Foundation Course in Language Testing: Getting Started –

ALTE will run a one-day 'Foundation Course in Language Testing: Getting Started' on Saturday 22nd November 2014, at the Senate House, London, UK.