Reference Lists Updated; Many New Topics Covered

reflist_wordcloudDuring the year-end holiday season, we always enjoy providing our newsletter readers with a practical gift they may utilize in the year to come. With the spirit of giving in mind, we are happy to share that we have been busy producing new reference lists and updating existing topics on our website.

More than 60 existing lists have been updated since we last wrote to our readers on this topic. Even more exciting is the addition of a dozen new topics: Automated Scoring of Speech; Diversity; Intelligibility; Interactive Whiteboards; Language and Education in Pakistan; Language Ideology; Quantitative Research Methods; Summarizing and Paraphrasing; TOEFL Research; Using Comics in Language Learning and Teaching; Wikipedia; World Englishes and World Languages. Click here to visit our “References” web page.

We wouldn’t be able to add to and maintain our resources without the wonderful contributions from our supporters. We would like to recognize the efforts of the following people, who assisted us in compiling our reference lists: The Center for English Language Learning and Assessment at ETS; Kathi Bailey; Arvanoush Boudaghians, Dave Chiesa, Drake Cottman, Parisa Daftarifard, Kendall Hornbacher, Aziz Khan, Nick Morales, Ksan Rubadeau, and Amanda Wyland.

We continue to invite contributions from our stakeholders to our reference lists! Please write to info@tirfonline.org with any suggestions for new topics we could cover or additions to existing topics!