The EUROLTA Framework

The ICC maintains a competence-based framework for language teaching, which allows teachers to plan and track their professional development in an international context. The framework also enables participating institutions to qualify and certify their teachers’ proficiency using a common frame of reference, which cuts across educational sectors and national boundaries.


The EUROLTA Framework defines objectives and aims for teacher training as well as assessment criteria for certification at two levels. See also Certificate Levels.

EUROLTA allows teachers to gain certification of their language teaching competence within one national or institutional context which is transferable to other contexts both nationally and internationally. The EUROLTA Framework thus sets standards for quality teacher training for language teachers.