ITACE for CLIL Teachers

The Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE) for CLIL teachers 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 – Language Institute of the University of Antwerp
  • 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 CLIL teachers 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 wide range of authentic scientific, academic, and general contexts. The writing and oral tasks have been designed with a broad teacher population in mind to ensure that topics are accessible to teachers from all disciplines.

This website contains some sample questions that inform you of the structure of the test. The test centres do not offer any practice material or training sessions specifically designed to prepare participants for the ITACE.

Test scores are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)allowing participants to obtain a C1 certificate.


The ITACE is not an online test: it can only be taken at the campuses of one of the universities mentioned above.

All exams are subject to change, depending on the development of the COVID-situation. You will be notified of any changes by the test centre.