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The handbook describes language examinations offered and examination systems administered by members of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE). An introductory section describes the rationale behind the founding of the organization, lists its 22 current members, and states its aims and objectives. Subsequent sections detail the framework and working definitions of the five proficiency levels used for comparison of tests in European languages (French, Luxembourgish, Dutch, Danish, German, Catalan, Irish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, English, Finnish, Swedish), the ways in which various tests are used to set standards for educational or workplace purposes, the organization's statement of practice standards, and other projects of members. The main section of the handbook provides a brief introduction to each member organization and the details of its tests and the systems by which they are produced and administered. The final section is a glossary of language testing terms used throughout the guide. (MSE)

Descriptors: Danish, Dutch, English, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Finnish, Foreign Countries, French, German, Greek, Group Membership, Irish, Italian, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Languages, Norwegian, Organizations (Groups), Portuguese, Professional Associations, Second Languages, Spanish, Swedish, Test Construction, Testing, Uncommonly Taught Languages

Author: Association of Language Testers in Europe, Cambridge England.


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