What is ALTE?
ALTE is an association of language test providers who work together to promote the fair and accurate assessment of linguistic ability across Europe and beyond. ALTE organises courses and conferences on aspects of language assessment, and operates a quality auditing system of European language examinations.
Mission of ALTE
Setting Standards: ALTE has established a set of common standards which cover all the stages of the language testing process. These standards can be applied to exams of any language, and ensure the quality of ALTE Members' examinations.
Sustaining Diversity: ALTE supports the learning, teaching and assessment of a wide range of languages, and promotes the recognition of qualifications in these languages across Europe.
Maximizing İmpact: ALTE helps maximise tests' positive impact by making the connections between policy, research and practice, between language learning, teaching and assessment, and between experts in different fields and parts of the world.
FELPS as Associate Member of ALTE
ALTE Associate Members are organisations with an interest and active involvement in language testing. They are not full members, and the quality of their tests cannot be guaranteed. However, they aspire to meet high standards of quality in language assessment.
ALTE Associate Membership is open to institutions (or consortia) which are involved in the development, application, administration or research of language testing. These may be companies, chains of language schools, independent language schools, universities, research institutions, technology providers, etc. They are not full members, and the quality of their tests cannot be guaranteed. However, they aspire to meet high standards of quality in language assessment.
Associate Membership status was known as 'Institutional Affiliation' before 2021.
Benefits of becoming an Associate Member include:
·Use of the ALTE Associate Member logo
·Listing on the ALTE website
·Opportunity to collaborate on projects
·Access to sections of the ALTE website
·Invitation to attend ALTE biannual conferences and other events organised for Members
·Reduced delegate rates at specified ALTE events and training seminars (courses)
·The opportunity to receive ALTE communications via email and post
·The opportunity to exhibit at appropriate ALTE events
·The opportunity to work in ALTE Special Interest Groups
·Opportunities to build international links through the ALTE network, including those of European institutions