ADMINISTRAÇÃO E gestão  

ALTE is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), based in England, registered charity number 1184799. It has a constitution and a number of other governing documents. ALTE transitioned from its previous legal status, an EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping) to a CIO in 2019.

Conselho dos Membros

As its name indicates, the Council of Members consists of one official representative of each full member organisation.  The member also has a voting representative, who votes in ALTE matters on behalf of the full member organisation. The voting representative may be the same person as the official representative, but does not need to be. 

The ALTE Council of Members usually meets once per year in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss the present and future of the association.  Other non-voting members of ALTE may also attend the AGM. 

Secretário-geral

O secretário-geral da ALTE é diretamente eleito pelo Conselho de Membros entre os representantes de Membros Plenos da ALTE.O secretário-geral é um fiduciário ex-officio da associação e garante que os objetivos estratégicos da ALTE são alcançados da forma mais eficaz. 

Dr. Nick Saville (Cambridge Assessment English) is the current ALTE Secretary-General (Term expires Nov 2022).

Conselho Administrativo

The Board of Trustees is the highest elected body and has legal responsibility for the charity. Members of the Board (Trustees) are elected by the Full Members to represent the interests of the association. Trustees must be employees of Full Member organisations, or Individual Expert Members. Individual Expert Members (marked *) may not constitute more than half of the Board.

Os fiduciários tomam decisões em nome do Conselho de Membros.Por exemplo, aprovam as contas anuais, aprovam candidaturas para novos Membros e Parceiros Institucionais e, quando necessário, fazem a revisão da Constituição da ALTE. 

The Board closely supports the work of the ALTE Secretariat, and ensures the best allocation of ALTE funds.

Os atuais fiduciários são:

Waldemar Martyniuk (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie) (Chair) (Term expires November 2022)

Emyr Davies (WJEC-CBAC Cyd-Bwyllgor Addysg Cymru) (Term expires November 2023)

Stefanie Dengler (Goethe Institut) (Interim term expires November 2022)

Bart Deygers (University of Ghent)* (Term expires November 2022)

Anne Gallagher (Centre for Irish Language: Research, Teaching and Testing, National University of Ireland)* (Term expires November 2022)

José Pascoal (University of Macau)* (Term expires November 2022)

Lorenzo Rocca (Società Dante Alighieri)* (Term expires November 2022)

Vincent Folny (Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CiEP)) (Term expires November 2022)

+ 1 vacant place to be filled at the AGM in November 2022

O secretário-geral, Nick Saville (Cambridge Assessment English) é um fiduciário ex-officio.

Comissão Permanente

The Standing Committee is an elected body of experts on language assessment and managing examinations. Committee members are elected among the representatives of ALTE Full Members.  Committee members must be employees of Full Member organisations, or Individual Expert Members. Individual Expert Members (marked *) may not constitute more than half of the number of members of the Standing Committee.

A Comissão Permanente assegura a qualidade e equidade do sistema de auditoria da ALTE através de:

  • Revisão das auditorias e do resultado final;
  • Aprovação da atribuição do prémio Selo Q da ALTE;
  • Identificação de problemas que instituições auditadas precisam de abordar;
  • Supervisão da orientação, formação e padronização do auditor e entidade auditada.
The current members of the Standing Committee are:


Vincent Folny (France Éducation International) (Chair) (Second term expires December 2023)

Dina Vilcu (BBU-RCI Consortium for Testing Romanian as a Foreign Language) (Deputy Chair) (First term expires Feb 2024)

Stefanie Dengler (Goethe Institut) (First term expires February 2025)

Bart Deygers (University of Ghent)* (Second term expires April 2024)

Ina Ferbežar (Univerza v Ljubljani) (First term expires November 2023)

Marta García García (Universidad de Salamanca) (First term expires November 2024)

Cecilie Hamnes Carlsen (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)* (First term expires February 2024)

Waldemar Martyniuk (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie) (Second term expires December 2023)

José Pascoal (University of Macau)* (Second term expires December 2023)

Carmen Peresich (ÖSD Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch) (First term expires February 2025)

Lorenzo Rocca (Società Dante Alighieri)* (Second term expires December 2023)

Cathy Taylor (Trinity College London) (Second term expires January 2025)

Kateřina Vodičková (Charles University Prague) (First term expires September 2022)

+ 1 vacant place to be filled at by-election 

Secretariado da ALTE

The ALTE Secretariat manages the day-to-day running of the association following the advice and decisions of the Board of Trustees and the Standing Committee. They also organise all ALTE meetings, conferences, the auditing system and training courses, and assist with any membership queries and general enquiries.


ALTE Secretariat Manager

Graham Seed

Graham Seed is the current ALTE Secretariat Manager, and he is responsible for the overall management of the Secretariat as well as the strategic planning, communications and partnerships.

ALTE Secretariat Coordinator

Mariangela Marulli

Mariangela Marulli is the ALTE Secretariat Coordinator, and she ensures the smooth running of ALTE events, including logistics, finance and daily correspondence with ALTE Members, partners and service providers. 

ALTE Validation Unit Manager

Jane Lloyd

The ALTE Validation Unit was set up to assist ALTE Members with the statistical validation of their examinations. It currently offers a range of services related to statistical analyses and training, and is available to both ALTE Members and external testing organisations.

ALTE Audit Coordinator

Helen Garside

The ALTE Auditing Unit ensures the functioning of the Q-Mark auditing services for Full Members and applicant members. This includes the implementation of the decisions taken by the Standing Committee and the QMS Working Group, coordinating the regular audits of members' examinations, organising training sessions for auditors and auditees, and overseeing relevant documentation.


ALTE Social Media Content Manager

Sabine Edwards

ALTE's social media is managed by Sabine Edwards from Pendleton Events Ltd. Sabine is responsible for raising the profile of ALTE and engaging with both members and non-members across the different social media channels: Facebook, Twitterand LinkedIn. Sabine also manages Pendleton Events, a full service event management agency. 

 ALTE - the Association of Language Testers in Europe is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in England, charity number 1184799.

Spanish Translation © Instituto Cervantes and University of Salamanca 2022 | French Translation © France Éducation International 2022 | Italian Translation © University for Foreigners, Perugia 2022 | Dutch Translation © CNaVT 2022 | Romanian Translation © Babeş-Bolyai University 2022 |  | Portuguese Translation © CAPLE-University of Lisbon 2022 | Swedish Translation © Stockholm University 2022 | Catalan Translation © Generalitat de Cataluyna 2022 | German Translation © Goethe Institut and ÖSD 2022

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