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 31 members include world-leading assessment bodies, representing the testing of 24 languages, and we have over 40 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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31 March 2016

DATES AND LOCATION ANNOUNCED: The ALTE 6th International Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Bologna (Italy) from 3rd - 5th May 2017.

The theme of the conference will be “Lea...


16 November 2016
ALTE 49th Meeting and Conference, Helsinki, Finland -

The ALTE 49th bi-annual Meeting and Conference will be hosted by University of Jyväskylä and the National Board of Education, and it will take place in Helsinki, Finland, 16th – 18th November 2016