ALTE wishes to thank the sponsors of the 8th International Conference, which has allowed us to run this exciting event and keep our attendees fees unchanged from 2020.
HOST AND CONFERENCE PARTNER
The Instituto Cervantes is a Spanish public institution created in 1991 with the mission of promoting the knowledge of the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture worldwide. Through its activities, the Instituto Cervantes addresses the linguistic and cultural heritage shared by all the countries and people of the Spanish-speaking community.
With its headquarters in Madrid, the Instituto Cervantes has currently 88 branches in 45 countries around the world from where the institution develops its language learning programmes and carries out cultural activities in collaboration with other Spanish and Latin American organizations and with entities from the host countries. The Institute Cervantes is a member of the EUNIC, the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. https://www.cervantes.es
The Instituto Cervantes is a member of ALTE Association since 1992. As a Spanish language testing and certifying body, the Instituto Cervantes is commissioned to develop and manage the DELE examinations and certificates. The DELE diplomas are the official language proficiency qualifications, granted by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of Spanish Ministry of Education and Professional Training. The DELE examinations hold several quality certificates like ALTE Q-mark and SICELE (Sistema Internacional de Evaluación de Español como lengua Extranjera). https://examenes.cervantes.es
The Instituto Cervantes, in partnership with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) and Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), promotes the SIELE assessment system which provides an online multi-level proficiency test. https://siele.org
YUNUS EMRE INSTITUTE
The Yunus Emre Institute was established to promote Türkiye, its cultural legacy, the Turkish language, its culture, and art, as well as to strengthen Türkiye’s relations and fellowships with other countries. With a specific focus on education, science, culture, and arts, the Institute aims to promote cultural interaction and serve those interested in learning about Turkish culture, language, and arts. While the Institute pursues its mission of increasing the recognition, credibility, and prestige of Türkiye in the international arena, it also aims to increase the number of people who form bonds and friendships with Türkiye across the world.
Türkçe Yeterlik Sınavı (TYS)- The Turkish Proficiency Exam
Yunus Emre Institute has taken the first important step in Türkiye to develop an exam that evaluates Turkish language skills based on the relevant standards. Türkçe Yeterlik Sınavı (TYS), developed by the Yunus Emre Institute and applied since 2013, has been certified (Q-Mark) by the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and became the first and only language test of Türkiye that holds international recognized. The Exam Centre of the Yunus Emre Institute has launched a CEFR-based international examination called “Türkçe Yeterlik Sınavı” (TYS) in accordance with the proficiency definitions and standards of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) are assessed in the TYS. The exam fulfills the objective of measuring and documenting the Turkish language proficiency of individuals who learn Turkish as a foreign or second language.
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms as well as exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over seventy years. Our examinations cover all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): starting at A1 for beginners to C2 for the most advanced language learners. Our examinations are offered in more than 500 centres worldwide. Since 2019 we also carry out digital exams at selected examination centres. The certificates of the Goethe-Institut are accepted as evidence of German language skills by employers and educational institutions in many countries throughout the world. They are used for assessing German language competence in the context of migration and integration, family reunion and citizenship application.
One of the numerous offices of the Goethe-Institut is located in Madrid. More information can be found here.www.goethe.de/pruefungen
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