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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 Seminars and Conferences


Group of people outside Putteridge Bury

CRELLA has held 25 successful one-day Research Seminars since 2010 on a range of topics related to language learning and assessment, with about 150 presentations attended by more than 700 participants.

Programmes and presentation slides of past seminars available here: CRELLA Research Seminars

2019 Events

CRELLA Spring Research Seminar 2019 took place on Wednesday 27 March, 2019 in Room 107, Putteridge Bury.

The seminar included talks on assessing academic literacy, authenticity in listening tests, classroom language assessment in university context, and developing empirically-based checklist and feedback materials for interactional competence.

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

Our next event, CRELLA Summer Research Seminar 2019, is tentatively scheduled for the second week of July. Details will be announced in late May / early June.

CRELLA seminars are free, and all are welcome. If you wish to attend, please email: (1) your full name, (2) name and address of your affiliation and (3) your email address to Angela Mugomezi at so we can prepare for numbers.

2018 Events

(1) CRELLA hosted a very successful Language Testing Forum 2018, the annual conference of the UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment (UKALTA). The conference took place on 23-25 November, 2018 at Putteridge Bury, University of Bedfordshire. The theme of the conference was "Assessing Languages across General and Specific Contexts".

The programme for the conference can be found on the UKALTA website:

(2) CRELLA Summer Research Seminar 2018 'Connecting assessment to learning/wider contexts:
What can assessment researchers offer?'
took place on 11 July.

Invited speakers included Jamie Dunlea (The British Council), Evelina Galaczi (Cambridge Assessment English) and Alex Thorp and Ben Beaumont (Trinity College London). The talks discussed the role of language assessment researchers in areas such as technology and language assessment, the CEFR, assessment literacy, and training teachers as raters.

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

(3) CRELLA Spring Research Seminar 2018: 'Assessing English for Academic Purposes' took place on 14 March 2018.

The event featured our invited speaker Dr Neil Murray, Associate Professor (Reader) of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, who gave us a talk on 'University gatekeeping tests: Issues and implications for EAP provision'. There were also various presentations by CRELLA staff and students on assessing the four skills for academic purposes.

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

Bedfordshire University

Research Seminars and Conferences