LanguageCert is recognised as an Institutional Affiliate of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), one of the most important organisations in the European language testing space. ALTE Institutional Affiliates are organisations with an interest and active involvement in language testing. This latest recognition clearly illustrates LanguageCert’s aspiration to meet high quality standards.

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. ALTE was founded in 1989 by the University of Cambridge, in the UK, and the Universidad de Salamanca, in Spain, to establish common levels of language proficiency, to promote the transnational recognition of certification in Europe and to establish common standards for all stages of the language testing process.

ALTE has been collaborating with the Council of Europe and its Language Policy Unit since the 1990s, and contributed importantly towards the development of the Common European Framework for Reference (CEFR).

 

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has included LanguageCert amongst its recognised external awarding bodies in the eligibility criteria for International English language providers seeking accreditation for the BAC International English Language provider (IELP) scheme.

BAC have more than 30 years’ experience and expertise providing accreditation to independent further and higher educational institutions and have developed the IELP scheme to meet today’s increasing global need for the delivery of high-quality English language education.

The purpose of the IELP scheme is to acknowledge the quality of institutions and training providers, encompassing teaching and assessment quality, learning experience for students, supporting institutions in their efforts to continually improve, and providing a rigorous inspection-based accreditation service that is evidence based and dedicated to raising standards. Designed by trusted technical experts in the accreditation and English language fields, the scheme sets the bar high for providers to aspire to and offers the opportunity to institutions to become part of BAC’s globally recognised accreditation network.

 

LanguageCert is an Institutional Member of EALTA, the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment.

EALTA is a professional association for language testers in Europe, whose mission is to promote the understanding of theoretical principles of language testing and assessment, as well as the improvement and sharing of testing and assessment practices throughout Europe. EALTA aims to represent those involved in language testing and assessment at a European level, including in the European Union and the Council of Europe.

EALTA believes that language diversity is an invaluable asset to intercultural communication and mutual understanding, enriching the lives of all.

 

LanguageCert is an associate member of Eaquals, an organisation whose mission is to foster excellence in language education across the world. 

Founded in 1991 by a group of education professionals with a shared vision of an international quality association for all languages, Eaquals are an expert in international accreditation, quality assurance, training and standardisation, conduct research and create practical resources to develop language teaching and learning throughout the world. 

 

LanguageCert is a Full Member of FAB, the Federation of Awarding Bodies.

The Federation of Awarding Bodies is the membership organisation for technical and professional awarding organisations in the UK, incorporated in 2002. FAB liaises with key stakeholders including government departments, regulators and funding agencies to represent the interests of awarding organisations and they provide information, advice and guidance to support their members in providing high quality and valued professional and technical qualifications.