Gilles Breton



First name

Address for correspondence







Affiliation with educational networks

ALTE: auditor, consultant

EALTA: member

Work information

Professional activities from 1975 to 2008

Head of the pedagogical department of Alliances françaises in Mexico, Brazil and Paris

Editor in the department of French as a foreign language of Nathan publisher

Head of the TCF (EFL test) and of the Quality and expertise unit in the assessment and certification department of the CIEP, Sèvres France

Occupation or position currently held
Retired from the Ministry of education, consultant for the CIEP and auditor for ALTE
Name of employer
CIEP (Centre international d'études pédagogiques)
Country of employment
Education and training
Relevant qualifications or training
Titular of the Ministry of education and master of American literature and applied linguistics
Languages of communication
Mother tongue
Other languages
 English, Portuguese, Spanish, German
Contribution to the project
- Development of tests
- Active participation in the development of ISO norm for the TCF

- Active participation in ALTE projects (e.g., Can dos, Communicat, Bulats) and the ALTE special interest groups, in particular in the Code of Practice group and elected at the standing committee

- Auditing of ALTE exams

- Coordination (with Brian North) of the cross language benchmarking seminar for oral productions, organized by the CIEP in June 2009. 


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