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 32 members include world-leading assessment bodies, representing the testing of 24 languages, and we have over 50 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

1 November 2017
New ALTE Full Member – BBU-RCI Consortium for Testing Romanian as a Foreign Language

Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca has educated and assessed students in Romanian as a foreign language, through the Department of Romanian language, culture and civilization, for more than ...

Events

22 September 2017
ALTE 50th Meeting and Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 20 -

The ALTE 50th Meeting and Conference will be hosted by CnaVT in Leuven, Belgium and will take place from 20th to 22nd September 2017.