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Professor Tony Green
Director and Professor in Language Assessment
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridge Bury
Hitchin Road

T: +44 (0)1582 489086

Research Projects

Selected projects 2010 - 2018


  • The British Council (Uruguay): Redeveloping the Primary English Adaptive Test in Uruguay: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading & Listening (Phase 2)
  • 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 in China in Aptis for Teens Writing Task 4
  • The British Council (China): Construct definition of speaking for secondary school students in China
  • The British Council: An examination of the impact of a blended language learning initiative on learners’ speaking performance
  • Pearson Research Programme: An investigation of the features of effective summary writing elicited by Summarize Written Text and Summarize Spoken Text at different levels of the PTE Global scale of English
  • PeopleCert Qualifications: LanguageCert International ESOL examinations and the Common European Framework of Reference




  • The British Council: The impact of single and double play listening on candidate behaviour in tests of L2 listening
  • The British Council: (IELTS) - 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: (IELTS) - An investigation into double-marking methods: comparing live, video and audio rating of performance on the IELTS Speaking Test
  • The British Council: Exploring performance across two delivery modes for the same L2 speaking test - face-to-face and Zoom (Phase 2)
  • EIKEN Foundation of Japan: Consulting Services for TEAP Speaking Project
  • English Language Testing Ltd: Password Speaking
  • English Language Testing Ltd: Password Listening
  • English Language Testing Ltd: Password Maintenance
  • The Language Training and Testing Center (Taiwan): GEPT - Examining the cognitive validity of the GEPT High-Intermediate and Advanced Reading: An eye tracking and stimulated recall study
  • Trinity College London: Cognitive Investigation on ISE Reading and Writing
  • GMC (General Medical Council): IELTS equivalence
  • UFU (Ural Federal University): Impact study project at Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg
  • CAA (Civil Aviation Authority): Assessing language skills of Foreign Aircrew 1





Bedfordshire University

Research Projects