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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 23 successful one-day Research Seminars since 2010 on a range of topics related to language testing, with about 140 presentations attended by more than 700 participants.

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

Upcoming Event

CRELLA Summer Research Seminar 2018

Connecting assessment to learning/wider contexts:
What can assessment researchers offer?

  • 11 July 2018
  • 9.45am - 3.30pm
  • Room 107, University of Bedfordshire Putteridge Bury campus, Luton LU2 8LE.

Invited speakers:

  • Dr Jamie Dunlea, British Council
  • Dr Evelina Galaczi, Cambridge Assessment English

Talks will include:

  • Tests, Tasks, Technology (Dr Evelina Galaczi)
  • A systematic approach to bringing learning and technology together: the case of speaking
  • Addressing issues in implementing the CEFR in education reform: the role of language testing researchers (Dr Jamie Dunlea)
  • Relating a speaking teaching programme to the CEFR: methodological considerations
  • Training teachers as writing raters through reflective thinking

Download abstracts for the invited talks - PDF 162.6 KB

We hope that the event will be of interest to stakeholders connected to language assessments in different ways: teaching, teacher training, curriculum development, assessment product development etc.

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.

Recent Events

(1) 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

(2) 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.

Bedfordshire University

Research Seminars and Conferences