Network of University Language Testers in Europe (NULTE)

Supporting university language testing initiatives and enhancing the quality of teaching, testing and learning modern language skills in Higher Education.

NULTE, short for Network of University Language Testers in Europe, works under the umbrella of CercleS and, at present, consists of six systems of certification from different countries: Acert (Poland), CertAcles® (Spain), CLES (France), UNILANG (United Kingdom and Ireland), UNIcert® (Germany and beyond) and UNIcert®LUCE (Slovakia and Czech Republic).

In providing a forum for identifying and pursuing the common interests of university language testers, the Network of University Language Testers in Europe seeks closer cooperation and mutual recognition between university language certificates.

Testing the productive skills is a particular strength of NULTE testing systems and is of upmost importance for successful communication in international contexts. Tests within in the NULTE-context are context sensitive and university-based and framed within the context of higher education. Rigorous procedures for validation purposes and quality assurance are core elements of each testing system.

We look forward to working together with all those who have the same
Language Education interests and concerns as we do.
CercleS President

CercleS Members

General Secretariat

Get in touch with us


University of Zurich UZH
Language Center of University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
CH-Rämistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
tel. 41 44, 6345280

General Secretariat:

Aalto University
Language Centre
PO Box 11130
00076 AALTO Finland
Tel. +358 50 307 7875