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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 22 successful one-day Research Seminars since 2010 on a range of topics related to language testing, with about 130 presentations attended by more than 600 participants.

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

Upcoming Event

CRELLA Spring Research Seminar 2018: 'Assessing English for Academic Purposes'

  • Date: 14 March, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 10:00am - 3.30pm
  • Venue: Room 101, University of Bedfordshire Putteridge Bury Campus

Our invited speaker is Dr Neil Murray, Associate Professor (Reader) of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. The title of his talk is 'University gatekeeping tests: Issues and implications for EAP provision'.

There will be other talks on assessing academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking by CRELLA staff and students. The programme for the day and abstracts of talks will become available shortly.

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 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.

(2) CRELLA Summer Research Seminar 2017 took place on Thursday 6 July, 2017, on the theme of 'The Use of Technology in Speaking/Listening Assessments and Assessment Research'. Topics included:

  • The influence of suprasegmental features of speech on rater judgements of intelligibility
  • Using PRAAT for L2 oral fluency assessment: automated versus manual analysis (Workshop)
  • Validating speaking test rating scales through microanalysis of fluency using PRAAT
  • Computer delivered listening tests: a sad necessity or an opportunity?

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

Bedfordshire University

Research Seminars and Conferences