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About ITACE for Students

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About ITACE for Students

The Interuniversity Test of Academic English for Students (ITACE for Students) is developed and administered by all members of the Interuniversity Testing Consortium (IUTC):

  • Ghent University: Ghent University Language Centre – UCT
  • KU Leuven:
    • Leuven Language Institute – ILT
    • University Language Centre of the KU Leuven – Campus Brussel
  • University of Antwerp: Linguapolis – Institute for Language and Communication
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Academic Language Centre – ACTO

These language centres have collaborated to create their own, flexible language test to be offered as an alternative to existing standardized tests. All partners involved in the development  of  the test have extensive experience in teaching and assessing academic English. Their expertise, together with the recommendations of external international test experts, ensures that the ITACE for Students is a reliable test that meets the test standards set by ALTE (the Association of Language Testers in Europe).

All sentences, texts and listening fragments used in the test were taken from a varied corpus of scientific, academic, and general contexts to ensure authenticity. The writing and oral tasks have been designed with a broad student population in mind to ensure that topics are accessible to students from all disciplines.

This website contains sample questions to provide insight into the structure of the test. The test centres do not offer any practice material or training sessions that are specifically meant to prepare participants for the ITACE.

Test scores are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), allowing participants to obtain a B1, B2, C1 or C2 certificate.  It should be noted, however, that the sole aim of the test is language assessment and as such it cannot be used to predict academic success in general.

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