Information About DIALANG (previously at

Updated 22 March 2017


We are closing the old DIALANG service, the one that required download and installation.

There is now a new improved web-based version of DIALANG available. All you need now is a web-browser (so DIALANG now works on many different operating systems). Click here for more information and how to access it.


DIALANG is a language diagnosis system developed by many European higher education institutions. It reports your level of skill against the Common European Framework (CEF) for language learning. DIALANG is not an exam. DIALANG does not issue certificates.

DIALANG’s skills are reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary

DIALANG’s languages are Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Irish-gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. DIALANG has instructions and tests in all these languages.

DIALANG Background

DIALANG was developed by many European universities with assistance from Europe.
At the end of the work, the prototype DIALANG software was made public, and this (converted to web access) is what is running today.
DIALANG now has no employees and no money.
Lancaster University (UK) is running the technology of DIALANG "pro bono". When there is a problem, our technicians fix it in their free time without payment.
Lancaster University is currently working to try to find a sustainable future for DIALANG.

DIALANG Google Group

There is a Google group for users of DIALANG. Please click here for details.