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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.)

Dr. Andy Curtis Joins TIRF Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Andy Curtis has been elected to a three-year term on the TIRF Board of Trustees. Dr. Andy Curtis received both his MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Education and his PhD in International Education from the University of York in England. He is

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TIRF DDG Alumna Polina Vinogradova Recognized with NAFSA Award

Editor’s note: Dr. Polina Vinogradova received a TIRF DDG in 2008, and since that time she has been a loyal TIRF supporter. In November 2011, she agreed to be interviewed by TIRF for its newsletter and website. In March 2015, she reflected on her DDG experience during a video-recorded interview.

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New TIRF-Routledge Publication on Language Planning and Policy

We are pleased to announce the publication of the sixth book in TIRF’s partnership with Routledge Taylor Francis. The new volume, Global Perspectives on Language Education Policies, has been edited by TIRF Trustees, Jodi Crandall and Kathi Bailey. The volume includes a foreword by Joe Lo Bianco and an epilogue

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TIRF’s Panel Presentation at 2018 TESOL Convention

TIRF will be hosting a panel presentation at this year’s TESOL Convention in Chicago. The title of the session is “TIRF-Sponsored Research on Language Educational Policies: Contexts and Realities” and will be held on Wednesday, March 28th from 1:00 to 2:30pm in Room E253d of the convention center. The fifty-word

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TESOL Set to Host 2018 Convention in Chicago

Editor’s note: The following piece has been adapted for inclusion in TIRF’s newsletter. The original content was shared with the Foundation from TESOL International Association’s front office. The upcoming 2018 TESOL Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA from March 27th to 30th. At the Convention, attendees can keep

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TIRF Colloquium at the 2018 AAAL Conference

TIRF colleagues will be panelists in a colloquium at the 2018 AAAL Conference in Chicago. The focus of the colloquium is on “Language Education Policy: Bottom-Up Voices and the Power of Agency.” Language education policy involves both top-down and bottom-up processes with official policies interpreted and transformed by teachers and

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TIRF Trustees Reelected to New Terms

Three current members of TIRF’s Board of Trustees have recently been reelected to serve additional three year terms. Richard Boyum, Mitch Legutke, and Spiros Papageorgiou will continue their service to TIRF and its stakeholders until 2021, at which time they may stand for reelection again. Some brief information about each

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – TIRF Turns Twenty

Welcome to the first issue of TIRF Today of 2018. This is the year that TIRF turns twenty. On behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that we are launching a year-long celebration of TIRF’s 20th anniversary. It was in June of 1998 that the

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