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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24 March 2014
Call for proposals for the LTTC International Conference in Taiwan

The Language Training and Testing Centre invites you to submit a proposal for the 2015 International Conference, to be held on 18th & 19th April at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. ...


26 February 2015
ALTE SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting, Arnhem, Netherlands,

Cito will host the ALTE SIG Meetings in Arnhem, Netherlands, 26 – 27 February 2015. The SIGs are open to representatives of ALTE Members and Institutional Affiliates.