The ALTE Q-mark


The ALTE Q-mark

The ALTE Q-mark is a new quality indicator which member organisations can use to show that their exams have passed a rigorous audit and meet all 17 of ALTE’s quality standards. The Q-mark allows test users to be confident that an exam is backed by appropriate processes, criteria and standards.

Full details of the exams which have been awarded the Q-mark, their registration numbers and dates for re-auditing are included in the ALTE Framework.

For more information on how the Q-mark works, click here.

The following exams have been awarded the ALTE Q-mark:

Basque - Euskara
Eusko Jaurlaritza - Basque Government 
• Euskararen Gaitasun Agiria (EGA) (C1)

Basque - Euskara
Nafarroako Gobernua - Government of Navarre 
• Euskararen Gaitasun Agiria (EGA) (C1) 

Bulgarian - Български език
Софийски университет "Св. Климент Охридски" – Департамент за езиково обучение - ДЕО
• Standardised Test in Bulgarian as a Foreign Language B2

Catalan - Català
Generalitat de Catalunya
• Nivell intermedi de català (B2)
• Nivell de suficiència de català (C1)

Czech – Čeština
Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Ústav jazykové a odborné přípravy, (ÚJOP UK)
• The Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) A1
• The Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) A2
• The Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) B1
• The Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) B2
• The Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) C1

Dutch - Nederlands
CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal)
• Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal. Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) B2

English
Cambridge English Language Assessment
• Cambridge English: Starters (YLE Starters) (Pre-A1)
• Cambridge English: Movers (YLE Movers) (A1)
• Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers) (A2)
• Cambridge English: Key (KET) (A2)
• Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools (A2)
• Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) (B1)
• Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools (B1)
• Cambridge English: First (FCE) (B2)
• Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools (B2)
• Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (C1)
• Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (C2)
• Cambridge English: Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary) (B1)
• Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage) (B2)
• Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher) (C1)

English
Trinity College London
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 1 (Pre-A1)
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 2 (A1)
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grades 3 & 4 (A2)
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grades 5 & 6 (B1)
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grades 7, 8 & 9 (B2)
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grades 10 & 11 (C1)
• Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 12 (C2)
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) 0 (A2)
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) 1 (B1)
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) 2 (B2)
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) 3 (C1)
• Integrated Skills in English (ISE) 4 (C2)
• Skills for Life Entry 1 (A1)
• Skills for Life Entry 2 (A2)
• Skills for Life Entry 3 (B1)
• Skills for Life Level 1 (B2)
• Skills for Life Level 2 (C1)

Estonian - Eesti keel
Foundation INNOVE
• Eesti keele A2-taseme eksam 
• Eesti keele B1-taseme eksam
• Eesti keele B2-taseme eksam
• Eesti keele C1-taseme eksam

Finnish - Suomi
Jyväskylän yliopisto
• National Certificates of Language Proficiency (YKI): Finnish Intermediate Level (B1)
• National Certificates of Language Proficiency (YKI): Finnish Intermediate Level (B2)

French - Français
Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris-Ile-de-France (CCI)
• Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) (A1-C2)
- e-tef
- TEFAQ
- e-tefaq

French - Français
CIEP
• DELF B2 (B2)
• Test de connaissance du français (TCF) (A1-C2)
- TCF-TP
- TCF-DAP
- TCF-Québec
- TCF-ANF

German - Deutsch
Goethe-Institut
• Goethe-Zertfikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 (A1)
• Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Start Deutsch 2 (A2)
• Goethe-Zertifikat B1 (B1)
• Goethe-Zertifikat B2 (B2)
• Goethe-Zertifikat C1 (C1)
• Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (C2)

German - Deutsch
ÖSD - Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch
• A1 Grundstufe Deutsch 1 (A1 GD1)
• A2 Grundstufe Deutsch 2 (A2 GD2) 

German - Deutsch
telc GmbH
• Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer (DTZ) (A2-B1)
• telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule (C1)

German - Deutsch
TestDaF-Institut
• TestDaF (B2-C1)

Irish - Gaeilge
The Language Centre, Maynooth University
• TEG Bonnleibhéal 1 (A1)
• TEG Bonnleibhéal 2 (A2)
• TEG Meánleibhéal 1 (B1)
• TEG Meánleibhéal 2 (B2)
• TEG Ardleibhéal 1 (C1)

Italian - Italiano
Università per Stranieri di Perugia - CVCL
• CELI 1 (A2)
• CELI 2 (B1)
• CELI 3 (B2)
• CELI 4 (C1)
• CELI 5 (C2)

Swedish - Svenska
Stockholms universitet
• TISUS (C1)

Welsh - Cymraeg
WJEC-CBAC
• Defnyddio’r Gymraeg: Mynediad (A1)
• Defnyddio’r Gymraeg: Sylfaen (A2)
• Defnyddio’r Gymraeg: Canolradd (B1)
 

The following exams have successfully been audited with the ALTE Q-mark to be assigned:


Dutch - Nederlands
Interuniversity Testing Consortium (IUTC)
• ITNA (Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen) B2 (B2)
• ITNA (Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen) C1 (C1)


Romanian - Română
The BBU-RCI Consortium for Testing Romanian as a Foreign Language
• Româna ca limbă străină (RLS), nivelurile A1 (A1)
• Româna ca limbă străină (RLS), nivelurile A2 (A2)
• Româna ca limbă străină (RLS), nivelurile B1 (B1)
• Româna ca limbă străină (RLS), nivelurile B2 (B2)


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In addition, the following exams are in the process of being audited for the ALTE Q-mark or are completing an action plan as a result of an audit.


Danish - Dansk
Ministeriet for Børn og Undervisning
• Prøve i Dansk 1 (PD1) (A2)
• Prøve i Dansk 2 (PD2) (B1)
• Prøve i Dansk 3 (PD3) (B2)


Galician - Galego
Xunta de Galicia
• CELGA (Certificación in Lingua Galega) 1 (A1/A2)
• CELGA (Certificación in Lingua Galega) 2 (B1)


Hungarian - Magyar
ELTE Idegennyelvi Továbbképző Központ
• ‘ORIGO’ Test of Hungarian as a Foreign Language (THFL) A1 (A1)
• ‘ORIGO’ Test of Hungarian as a Foreign Language (THFL) A2 (A2)
• ‘ORIGO’ Test of Hungarian as a Foreign Language (THFL) B1 (B1)
• ‘ORIGO’ Test of Hungarian as a Foreign Language (THFL) B2 (B2)


Luxembourgish - Lëtzebuergesch
Institut National des Langues
• Sproochentest Lëtzebuergesch (A2)


Norwegian - Norsk
Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning
• Norskprøve for voksne innvandrere (A1 – B2)


Polish - Polski
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
• Poziom podstawowy (B1)
• Poziom średni ogólny (B2)
• Poziom zaawansowany (C2)


Portuguese - Português
CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação Português Língua Estrangeira)
• Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira (CIPLE) (A2)
• Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) (B1)
• Diploma Intermédio de Português Língua Estrangeira (DIPLE) (B2)
• Diploma Avançado de Português Língua Estrangeira (DAPLE) (C1)
• Diploma Universitário de Português Língua Estrangeira (DUPLE) (C2)


Russian - русский язык
Saint-Petersburg State University
• Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) Basic Level (A2)
• Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) First Certification Level (B1)
• Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) Second Certification Level (B2)


Slovene - Slovenski
Univerza v Ljubljani
• Izpit iz znanja slovenščine na osnovni ravni (B1)
• Izpit iz znanja slovenščine na višji ravni (B2)
• Izpit iz znanja slovenščine na ravni odličnosti (C1)


Spanish - Español
Instituto Cervantes 
• DELE A2 (A2)


Swedish - Svenska
Stockholms universitet
• National Test in Swedish for Immigrants (A1/A2)
• National Test in Swedish for Immigrants (A2+)
• National Test in Swedish for Immigrants (B1+)