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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 Partners’ Activities in Latin America

Editor’s note: Dr. Spiros Papageorgiou (TIRF Trustee and Managing Research Scientist in the Center for English Language Learning and Assessment at Educational Testing Service) and Mr. Justin Rodford (Partnership Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment) contributed to the following piece. Next month, several individuals from TIRF’s partner network will be

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IRIS Replication Award

Editor’s note: The announcement below is being shared with TIRF newsletter readers from the IRIS team. We are pleased to announce that the first round of the IRIS Replication Award is now open! The winning published (or accepted) self-labelled replication, using material available on IRIS, will be awarded £300! Submissions

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Trustee Jun Liu Honored at Jiangsu Development Summit

As an outstanding alumnus of Suzhou University, TIRF’s Vice President, Dr. Jun Liu, was invited to participate in the first-ever Jiangsu Development Summit on May 20th in Nanjing, China. The summit aims to offer a platform where Jiangsuers from different walks of life, scattered throughout the world, can communicate and

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TIRF’s Mid-Year Appeal

Each year, the Foundation solicits financial support from the public during its mid-year fundraising campaign. The aim is to raise money to support TIRF’s programmatic offerings and to help offset its administrative costs. To put things simply, meeting our fundraising goals over the past several years has been difficult. For

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TESOL’s 2017 Research Mini-Grant CFP

Editor’s note: The text below is being shared from TESOL International Association’s website. The TESOL International Association Research Agenda seeks to promote spirited inquiry and systematic investigation that will contribute to the knowledge base of the TESOL field. As described in the agenda, TESOL research may focus on individual, community,

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TESOL-TIRF Research Symposium Recap

Over the past several months, TIRF has been sharing information about the TESOL-TIRF Research Symposium which was held in Monterey, California earlier this month. Now that the event has taken place, we want to provide our readers with a recap about the event. As reported earlier, the Symposium featured alternating

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Trustee Michael Carrier Presents Digital Learning Topics across Europe

Editor’s note: TIRF Trustee Michael Carrier contributed the following piece to this issue of “TIRF Today.” TIRF was represented across Europe over the last few weeks. Trustee Michael Carrier gave presentations in Riga, Latvia (at the EAQUALS Conference); in Barcelona, Spain (at the newly founded InnovateELT Conference, run by;

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IATEFL Scholarship Competitions Now Open

Editor’s note: The following content has been shared with TIRF newsletters readers from Justin Rodford, Partnership Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for IATEFL 2018 where teach. These scholarships will result in multiple teachers winning a trip to the conference, which is taking place

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TIRF’s 2017 TESOL Presentation Now Available!

As you may have read in the March edition of TIRF Today, TIRF Trustee Dr. MaryAnn Christison and TIRF supporter Dr. Denise Murray gave a presentation on behalf of the Foundation at the 2017 TESOL Convention in Seattle, Washington earlier this year. The title of their talk was “Online Language

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