UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment

ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe)

ALTE is an association of language test providers who work together to promote the fair and accurate assessment of linguistic ability across Europe and beyond.  ALTE organises courses and conferences on aspects of language assessment, and operates a quality auditing system of European language examinations.

Mariangela Marulli

BALEAP Testing Assessment and Feedback Special Interest Group (TAFSIG)

TAFSIG is a forum for sharing knowledge, ideas, practice and research on testing, assessment and feedback, and a facilitator for events that further research and practice in the field of English for Academic Purposes.

Phil Smyth:

Dina Strong:

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. We do this through our work in arts and culture, education and the English language.

Elena Appl

Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire

CRELLA is a world leading research institute in language assessment, carrying out high-impact funded projects and consultancies for government bodies and testing organisations around the world. REF 2021 placed us third among 92 institutions in the UK (in English Language and Literature), evidencing the excellence of our specialist team.

Chihiro Inoue

IATEFL TEASIG (Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group)

TEASIG is a professional body that responds to the needs and interests of IATEFL members in connection with testing, evaluation and assessment in all areas of English language teaching. Founded in the 1980s, it continues to provide a platform to connect students, teachers, educators and testing experts worldwide.


Instruments and Data for Research in Language Studies is a database of materials, data, analysis code used in published research in language studies. It contains hundreds of language tests and assessment materials, used to elicit data for research that has been peer-reviewed and published.

NATESOL (Northern Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

The Northern Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is a charitable organisation, and since 1984, has been meeting the continuing professional development needs of a wide variety of English Language teachers, including those teaching ESOL, EAP and EAL.

Anthony Picot

NCELP (National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy)

The NCELP provides research-informed resources and professional development for teachers of French, German, and Spanish, particularly relevant for educators teaching in secondary schools in England. The resources includes many types of language tests (achievement and ‘applying your knowledge’) in the three languages for different stages of learning.

OASIS (Open Accessible Summaries of Research in Language Studies)

OASIS is a database of one-page, non-technical summaries of journal articles, in the areas of language education, testing, use, policy, multilingualism, among many others related to languages. The database contains free summaries, that provide details of the reason for the research, its design and methods, the key findings.


BAAL TEASIG (British Association of Applied Linguistics Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG)


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LAQ Special Issue Multimodality

Assessment in EAP both off and online