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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.)

“Language for Resilience”

We are pleased to help publicize the work of the British Council in the area of “language for resilience.” The latest report compiled under this theme regards how language can support the resilience of Syrian refugees and host communities. The text below is borrowed from the Council’s website, from a

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ALTE 6th International Conference in Italy

ALTE – the Association of Language Testers of Europe – was established in 1989 by the Universities of Cambridge and Salamanca. According to the ALTE web site, “The initial aim was to establish common standards for language testing across Europe, thereby supporting multilingualism and helping preserve the rich linguistic heritage

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Language as a Key to Inclusive Sustainable Development

Editor’s note: This piece is shared with TIRF readers by Libby Karangwa-Miles, LDC2017 Conference Director, British Council. Photos below are from previous LDC conferences and are credited to the British Council. “As we are an organisation committed to diversity and to intercultural understanding, then respect and appreciation of different languages

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TIRF’S Chief Operating Officer Honored

Editor’s note: This article was written by Kathi Bailey. This month, Ryan Damerow, TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer, has been recognized by his alma mater for the annual “Young Alumni Achievement Award.” Ryan graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS, now known as the Middlebury Institute of International Studies

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