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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 24 successful one-day Research Seminars since 2010 on a range of topics related to language testing, with about 150 presentations attended by more than 700 participants.

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

Recent Events

(1) 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 the following areas:

  • Technology, learning and assessment: affordances and caveats
  • Implementing the CEFR in teaching and learning
  • Enhancing teacher assessment literacy
  • Training teachers as writing raters

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

(2) 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'. Other presentations included:

  • Academic Speaking: What does it look like and how can we test it?
  • Are current academic reading tests fit for purpose?
  • Is EAP students’ use of assigned source texts different when writing in exam conditions as opposed to writing at home?
  • Towards a profile of the academic listener

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

(3) CRELLA hosted a two-day seminar with the IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG) on 28-29 October, 2017. The theme of the seminar was 'Building Practical Assessment Skills for Teachers'.

Visit IATEFL TEASIG for details.

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.

Bedfordshire University

Research Seminars and Conferences