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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.)

Recap of TIRF’s September 2017 Board Meeting

Editor’s note: The TIRF Board of Trustees meets twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall, in order to discuss opportunities for development and growth, long-term goals of the Foundation, publication activities, and budgetary issues. Board members travel at no expense to TIRF. TIRF’s Board of

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CAL Hosts TIRF Board of Trustees Meeting

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provided the venue for the September 2017 meeting of the TIRF Board of Trustees. We are very grateful for the rent-free use of the beautiful venue and the support of CAL’s wonderful staff members. CAL is a nonprofit research organization. According to its website,

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Joe Bookbinder Joins TIRF as U.S. State Department Observer

Editor’s note: At its meeting earlier this month, TIRF welcomed Mr. Joe Bookbinder to its Board meeting in Washington, DC. Mr. Joseph Bookbinder began working as the Director of the Office of English Language Programs in August, 2017. Mr. Bookbinder joined the United States Foreign Service in 1992. He is

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“Global Perspectives on Language Education Policies”

We are pleased to announce that Global Perspectives on Language Education Policies, edited by TIRF Trustees Dr. Jodi Crandall and Dr. Kathi Bailey, is now in press! This volume will mark the fifth in the TIRF-Routledge series, Global Research on Teaching and Learning English. The series features the work of

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Cambridge English Publishes Paper on Multilingualism

As an activity that is consistent with our mission and guided by our research priorities, the Foundation is pleased to share a recent paper published by Cambridge English Language Assessment, a long-time TIRF partner. The paper, The Impact of Multilingualism on Global Education and Language Learning, is authored by Dr.

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LTRC 2018 – Call for Proposals

Editor’s note: The content below is being shared from the website of ILTA – The International Language Testing Association, which offers annually its Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC). The theme of next year’s LTRC is “Language Assessment in Times of Movement, Transition, and Change.” The colloquium will be held from

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey: The End of September

The end of September signifies different things in different contexts. In the northern hemisphere, it marks the end of summer. In the southern hemisphere, it is the beginning of spring. For students and teachers whose school year starts in September or late August, it is a time of settling down

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