The Impact of English Language Assessment on teaching and learning

   Centre For Research In English Language Learning And Assessment (CRELLA)

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  Dr Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, Dr Chihiro Inoue  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Application Deadline

  • International/EU applicants - 30th November 2022
  • UK nationals - 6th January 2023

Accurate educational measurement encourages effective English curriculum design, language learning, teaching, assessment, and better informed, more equitable decision-making in society. This project will focus on the impacts of English language assessment around the world on educational practices and attitudes towards language learning. It will identify uses of assessment that support effective language learning and aspects of assessments that can act as barriers. The key objective will be to investigate how assessment tools, paired with new technologies can support teachers in helping people to learn languages more effectively. Through CRELLA’s partnerships with assessment providers and language trainers, the outcomes will equip teachers around the world with the necessary knowledge and competence in developing assessments that are beneficial to learning.

CRELLA (Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment)

CRELLA is a world leading research centre for English language learning and assessment.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 (the UK government assessment of the quality of research in this country) placed our research 3rd among 92 institutions. CRELLA advises examining boards and government organisations worldwide on achieving the highest standards in English language learning and assessment. For more information, see:

Funding Notes

The University of Bedfordshire will contribute up to £14,000 (c £4,600pa) towards the successful applicant’s tuition fees (whether international or home) across 3 years of full-time PhD study. The student is responsible for any remaining fees and for their living expenses.
[The current PhD fees]
• Domestic full-time fees average £4,800 pa
• International full-time fees average £15,000 pa
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