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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

Forthcoming Seminar

The IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG), in association with CRELLA, is hosting a two-day seminar on 28th and 29 October, 2017. The theme of the seminar is

'Building Practical Assessment Skills for Teachers'.

Please visit IATEFL TEASIG for details.

Recent Events

(1) 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

(2) 2017 CRELLA and School of Computer Science and Technology Joint Research Seminar (Spring Research Seminar) took place on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, on the theme of 'The Use of Technology in Reading/Writing Assessment Research'. Topics included:

  • Using eye-tracking data to quantify eye-movements during reading
  • Researching L2 test takers' reading processes: Some thoughts on item types
  • Computer-assisted analysis of literary text
  • Building bridges: the uneasy relationship between technological data and cognitive processes

Visit here for the seminar programme and presentation slides

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