ALTE offers regular training opportunities across Europe for assessment professionals, teachers, and all those with an interest in the use and design of language exams. Besides our yearly ALTE Summer Courses, we also usually run pre- and post-conference training sessions which are open to everyone.
Our courses are currently organised in three tiers, according to the increasing level of expertise required to participate:
These courses are intended for teachers and language professionals with limited knowledge about language testing theory and practice. Our most popular courses in this tier include:
Tier 3 includes specialized courses on technical issues and aspects of language testing. They are usually highly-technical, and require a solid understanding and experience of language testing theory and practice. Some of our courses in this tier include:
ALTE has also experience designing and delivering bespoke courses at the request of other organisations, both members and external organisations. If you would like ALTE to organise a course for your team and/or colleagues, please do not hesitate to contact the ALTE Secretariat for more details.
The ALTE Validation Unit offers a range of services to exam providers and to small teams working in language assessment. This includes statistical analysis of exams and items, analysis of rater performance, reports on candidate characteristics, research into exam and language use at regional and national level, preparation for audits, editing and review of reports, and preparation of articles or presentations on assessment.
Recent projects undertaken by the ALTE Validation Unit have included:
If you would like to request support from the ALTE Validation Unit, please contact the ALTE Secretariat. Support is available for teams and individuals from both member and external organisations.