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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.)

Announcing TIRF’s 2018 DDG Competition

With the New Year just around the corner, we are pleased to announce the opening of TIRF’s 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. The Foundation’s DDG program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. TIRF recently released its 2018 DDG call for proposals

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TIRF’s 2017 Year-end Appeal

Earlier this month, TIRF shared its year-end appeal with its newsletter readers around the world, as well as with its donors and prospective donors. With just a few days left until 2018, we are hoping to encourage a few more individuals to give a gift to TIRF to help support

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TIRF Adopts New Research Priorities

Thanks to TIRF’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC), the Foundation has recently added two new research priorities to help focus its work: (1) Content-based Instruction (CBI), and (2) Teaching English to Young Learners. The RAC has also provided revisions to each of the existing TIRF research priorities, in part to help

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British Council Awards Now Available

We are very happy to announce that this year’s application window for the British Council Assessment Research Awards and Grants is now open. Applications and nominations are invited for four categories: (1) Assessment Research Grants; (2) Assessment Research Awards; (3) International Assessment Award; and (4) Innovation in Assessment Prize. The deadline

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey: A Surprising Santa

Perhaps every culture has as a part of its holiday festivities the tradition of a meal with family members. This year, my mom and my brother and I went to my Aunt Holly’s house for Christmas Eve dinner. Aunt Holly has five children, fourteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, as

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