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.

Find out more

Setting standards

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

Find out more

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.

Find out more

ALTE members and affiliates

Our 31 members include world-leading assessment bodies, representing the testing of 26 languages, and we have over 30 institutional affiliates and hundreds of individual affiliates.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

ALTE 5th International Conference, Paris, April 2014

Find out more

Useful links

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

Find out more

Resources

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

Find out more

News

9 February 2016
Registration for the ALTE 48th Meeting and Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, 20 - 22 April 2016 is now open

We are pleased to announce that the registration for the ALTE 48th Meeting and Conference hosted by Stockholm University and taking place in Stockholm, 20-22 April 2016 is now open.

For more...

Events

23 April 2016
ALTE Foundation Course in Language Testing: Getting Started, Stockholm, Sweden -

ALTE will run a one-day 'Foundation Course in Language Testing: Getting Started' on Saturday 23rd April 2016 in Stockholm University, Södra Huset building, E-House, Sweden.