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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.)

The Center for ELLs at AIR

Editor’s note: In this piece, Dr. Rebecca Bergey (EdD Researcher, Center for ELLs at AIR), 2016 TIRF DDG awardee, shares information with TIRF newsletter readers about the Center for ELLs at AIR. The Center for English Language Learners at American Institutes for Research (AIR) is committed to reducing the achievement

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ETS Currently Accepting Proposals for Two Grant Programs

ETS is currently accepting proposals for two different grant programs: (1) the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award, and (2) the 6th annual TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program. According to ETS’ website, the purpose of the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award is to recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant

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TIRF Trustee Michael Carrier Chairs UK-based ELT Working Group

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF Trustee Michael Carrier shares information about his activities to support language education in the UK. A TIRF Trustee has just taken up a new government committee appointment to support the language education sector in the UK. Michael Carrier has been asked to take on

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Another Way to Contribute to TIRF

Editor’s note: In this piece, long-time TIRF Supporter Dr. Marianne Celce-Murcia explains a unique, tax-saving approach for US residents who pay US taxes to donate to TIRF. I am guessing that many of my fellow supporters of TIRF have tried to find ways to make regular substantial contributions, but have

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16th LABCI Conference 2017

Editor’s note: TIRF Trustees Lorraine de Matos and Michael Carrier contributed the following piece to “TIRF Today.” TIRF was represented at the 16th biennial conference of the Association of Latin American British Cultural Institutes (LABCI), which welcomed over 450 participants from Latin America, the US, and Europe, from July 13

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