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

20 June 2014
Project FEI final conference, Rome, 20th June 2014


On Friday 20th June 2014 in Rome, Italy, the final conference of the Project FEI took place, a project financed by the Italian Ministry of the Interior, Department for Civil Liberties and Imm...

Events

6 May 2015
ALTE 46th Meeting and Conference, Bergen, Norway,

The ALTE 46th bi-annual Meeting and Conference will be hosted by Vox in Bergen, on 6 - 8 May 2015.