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TIRF DDG recipients

Recipients and Findings

The Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) was held online this year from June 14 to 17, and as has been the custom for several years, TIRF was represented there. At the awards ceremony, plaques were given to seven TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) recipients – five 2019 TIRF DDG recipients and two 2020 awardees. (Since last year’s LTRC event was cancelled due to the pandemic, recognizing the 2019 grantees was not possible.)

TIRF Trustees Convene for Spring 2017 Meeting

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees met earlier this month in Seattle, Washington. The meeting took place on Saturday, March 25th, one day after the 2017 TESOL Convention ended. TIRF’s programmatic activities have expanded over the past several years along with its positioning in the language education industry. The agenda for

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Denise Murray & MaryAnn Christison Present OLTE Research

Last week in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Denise Murray (Professor Emerita at Macquarie University and at San José State University) and TIRF Trustee Dr. MaryAnn Christison (Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Utah) gave a TIRF-sponsored talk as part of

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TIRF-Routledge Publisher’s Session & Book Signing

TIRF collaborated with colleagues from Routledge last week to organize a session regarding their co-published series, Global Research on Teaching and Learning English, during the TESOL Convention held in Seattle, Washington. Presenters included TIRF Trustees Kathi Bailey, Michael Carrier, and MaryAnn Christison. TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Damerow, and Naomi

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ETS Announces Grant Opportunities

ETS (Educational Testing Service), a long-time TIRF supporter, has recently announced three grant opportunities. Each grant opportunity has unique features and specific deadlines – detailed information for each can be found just below. We encourage our readers to get involved ahead of the deadlines! TOEFL® Young Students Series Research Program

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International Festival of Teacher-Research in ELT 2017

The International Festival of Teacher-Research in ELT 2017 is kicking off on April 6th in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of the 2017 IATEFL Conference and Exhibition. The Festival will showcase a number of exciting teacher-research projects across the world, several of which focus on teacher-research in difficult circumstances. The Festival’s

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TIRFers’ Activities at 2017 AAAL Conference

The TIRF community was well represented at the recent annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). The conference was held in Portland, Oregon from March 18 to 21, 2017. TIRF Trustees Jodi Crandall and MaryAnn Christison organized a colloquium entitled “An Overview of Issues on Research in

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Katherine Mortimer & Patsy Duff Recognized with Awards at 2017 AAAL Conference

Earlier this month at the 2017 AAAL (American Associations for Applied Linguistics) Conference in Portland, Oregon, two TIRF supporters were recognized with prestigious accolades. Dr. Katherine Mortimer was presented with the 2017 TIRF Alatis Prize, and Dr. Patsy Duff received AAAL’s Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award (DSSA). Announced previously on

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