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Teastas Eorpach na Gaelige

Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge is a testing and certification system, the first of its kind, for adult learners of Irish. For the first time, adult learners of Irish can obtain a qualification with Europe-wide recognition. The Language Centre at NUIM is the Irish member of ALTE (The Association of Language Testers in Europe), set up to develop transnational standards for the different elements of language assessment. ALTE members currently offer examinations in 26 languages, which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. All of the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing –are assessed.

Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning

  • implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • focus on linking between VET qualifications that include language skills and the CEFR
  • promotion of the development of teaching material for the learning of less widely spoken languages
Target Language
Educational Sector
Adult Education

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21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: