CRELLA research projects

Research Projects

  • The British Council: The British Council (Future of English): Digitally-mediated EMI communication in Higher Education classrooms: Transforming evidence to practical resources
  • The British Council: Critical review of task designs for speaking rests for lower proficiency learners
  • The British Council: (ARAG Assessment Research Grant): Towards new task types in a digital age: Perspectives from different educational contexts
  • IELTS Joint-Funded Research Programme: A comprehensive review and audit of special arrangements offered to IELTS test-takers with accessibility requirements: Safeguarding equity, access and inclusion
  • IELTS Joint-Funded Research Programme: Comparing IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 (ATW2) on computer and tablet: Test takers’ writing processes, performance and perception
  • Innovate UK: BC EnglishScore Knowledge Transfer Partnership
  • Research England (Policy Support Fund): Ceibal en Inglés Online National Speaking Test – Exploring the quality of the test-taker output language under online and face-to-face conditions
  • TOEFL Committee of Examiners: Relationship between TOEFL iBT and academic writing practices in English medium universities in South Asia

  • The British Council (Uruguay): Redeveloping the Primary English Adaptive Test in Uruguay: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading & Listening
  • The British Council (ARAG Assessment Research Grant): Towards a model of multi-dimensional performance of C1 level speakers assessed in the Aptis Speaking Test
  • The British Council (ARAG Assessment Research Grant): Investigating the textual features and revising processes of EFL and L1 English writers
  • The British Council (China): Construct definition of speaking for secondary school students in China
  • The British Council (India): An examination of the impact of a blended language learning initiative on learners’ speaking performance
  • Liulishuo: Language learning gains among users of English Liulishuo
  • Pearson Research Programme: An investigation of the features of effective summary writing elicited by reading-writing and listening-writing tasks
  • PeopleCert Qualifications: LanguageCert International ESOL examinations and the Common European Framework of Reference

  • IELTS Joint-funded Research Programme: A critical review of the research literature pertaining to the IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking tests 1990-2015
  • IELTS Joint-funded Research Programme: Towards new avenues for the IELTS Speaking Test: Insights from examiners’ voices.
  • TOEFL Committee of Examiners: The effects of extended planning time on candidates’ performance and cognitive processes in the TOEFL iBT integrated speaking (lecture listening-into-speaking) tasks.
  • Cambridge English Funded Research Programme: Enhancing learning-oriented feedback for Cambridge English: First paired interactions.
  • The British Council (China) and SRT Education: Developing and validating an online and mobile learning-oriented assessment platform for Chinese learners of English.
  • The British Council (Uruguay): Validation of the Primary English Adaptive Test in Uruguay and its results: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading & Listening
  • The British Council (Japan): Linking the IELTS test to the Course of Study for high schools in Japan
  • Benesse Corporation, Japan Review of the Speaking and Writing Components of the Global Test of English Communication Computer-based Testing (GTEC CBT) for Japanese University Entrants
  • The Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT): Review of CATs and development of a comparative product framework
  • Waseda University, Japan: Relating a speaking teaching programme to the CEFR

  • The British Council: Researching the cognitive processes of candidates taking IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 (AWT2) in paper mode and in computer mode, in terms of cognitive validity and cognitive equivalence
  • The British Council: An investigation into double-marking methods: comparing live, video and audio rating of performance on the IELTS Speaking Test
  • The Language Training and Testing Center (Taiwan): Examining the cognitive validity of the GEPT High-Intermediate and Advanced Reading: An eye tracking study
  • EIKEN Foundation of Japan: Revision of The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency
  • Ural Federal University: Impact study project at Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg


Professor Tony Green
Director of CRELLA
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridge Bury
Hitchin Road
Luton, Bedfordshire


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