ALTE offers regular training opportunities for assessment professionals, teachers, language schools owners and staff, and all those with an interest
in the use and design of language assessment.
Our range of courses varies from our standard, renowned courses to bespoke training, aimed at a particular need of an organisation.
Please see below, or check our Events page, to find out which courses will be taking place soon.
ALTE offers a range of courses for both member, and non-member organiations, from short to longer courses. Please see our revised and updated offer below:
Our short courses (2-3 days long) aim at assessment professionals, and may be tailored depending on your needs. Before we start the course, we will ask you to fill in a short form, so we can actually learn and see what it is that you need in more detail.
In our offer of ALTE Short courses we have:
If a course that you're interested in is not listed above, please get in touch with the Services Unit. We may create a bespoke course, or add new courses to the list.
Contact the ALTE Services Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ALTE long courses usually take up to two weeks, and consist of online tutorials, independent, offline work, and tutor support.
ALTE's most famous course 'Introduction to language testing' runs twice a year, in March and in September.
The autumn edition of the course, 18-30 September 2023, is fully booked.
The registration for the spring edition: 26 February - 08 March 2024 opens on 20 November 2023.
Check our Events page to sign-up for the upcoming course.
More courses are available upon request by members and non-members organisations. Contact the ALTE Services Unit: email@example.com for more information.
ALTE Consultancy services is a new feature that ALTE now offers.
Our expertise in many areas of language assessment makes us a great
partner to advise on topics like: language assessment for governments, language assessment policy, language assessment for migration purposes, language policy frameworks, CEFR aligned curriculum, test adaptation, technology in language assessment, and many others.
Our staff and collaborating consultants are experts in their respective fields,
and are happy to share their expertise to improve language testing around
Please get in touch with the ALTE Services Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
ALTE Services Unit
ALTE Services Unit is a new unit within the ALTE Secretariat. The Unit deals with courses
and trainings for both member and non-member organisations, arranges all courses and consultancy services.
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.