Our primary aims are to:

  • Establish common standards for all stages of the language testing process
  • Promote transnational recognition of language certification
  • Improve language assessment through joint projects, sharing best practice, and the work of special interest groups
  • Provide training
  • Raise awareness of issues relating to language testing through regular meetings
  • Provide thought leadership through our international conferences.

As geographical mobility continues to rise, the result of both economic and political forces, multilingualism will become even more relevant for nations around the world. By supporting the effective delivery of high quality language assessment, together with thought leadership and practical skills, we aim to help both individuals and nations manage this complex issue effectively and fairly.