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.)

Dr. Sara Kangas Selected as 2018 TIRF Alatis Prize Recipient

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts. Dr. Sara Kangas, Assistant Professor at Lehigh University, has been named as this year’s recipient of TIRF’s Alatis Prize. Her article is entitled, “’That’s Where

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New British Council Publication Now Available

The British Council has produced a new publication entitled, English Across the Fracture Lines, edited by Elizabeth J. Erling. The publication is free to download and can be found online at the following link: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/Pub_English_Across_Fracture_Lines.pdf According to the British Council website, “This volume takes stock of contexts around the globe

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#GivingTuesday – TIRF’s Gifts for You

Editor’s note: In case you missed our #GivingTuesday note earlier this week, it is being included in this month’s newsletter just below. Dear TIRF Supporter, Today is #GivingTuesday, a day during the holiday season designed to help support the meaningful work of nonprofit organizations. Of course, we want to encourage

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DDG Map Updated

Several years ago, TIRF began visually representing its international work through using Google’s mapping services. We maintain a map that shows the hometowns of each of our Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) awardees. Each year, we update the map after the new DDG recipients are selected. As of August 2017, TIRF

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey: What? So What? Now What?

These three simple questions are from Terry Borton’s book, Reach, Touch, and Teach: Student Concerns and Process Education (1970, McGraw-Hill). I am using them as my theme today to think about TIRF. What? As most of our readers know, TIRF is an independent non-profit foundation that strives to accomplish four

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