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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.)

TIRF’s 2018 Spring Board Meeting

Just this past week, the Foundation held its biannual Board meeting in Chicago, Illinois, during the International TESOL Convention and English Language Expo. As is customary at TIRF’s Board meetings, Trustees reviewed the work of the Foundation over the last six months, as well as prepared for its activities in

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Aloha to TIRF Trustees

Borrowing from the Hawaiian tradition of “Aloha,” as being used for both greetings and leave-takings, the TIRF Board welcomed Barry O’Sullivan and Andy Curtis as new Trustees and bid a very fond farewell to John Knagg. The paper leis they are wearing are made of outdated, recycled TIRF bookmarks. According

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New British Council Representative Prof. Barry O’Sullivan

We are pleased to announce that the new British Council representative to TIRF’s Board of Trustees will be Professor Barry O’Sullivan, the Head of Assessment Research and Development at the British Council. He has undertaken research across a range of areas in language testing and assessment and its history, and

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TIRF Activities at AAAL & TESOL

This past week, language teachers, researchers, program administrators, and educators from around the world convened in Chicago for the 2018 AAAL Conference and the 2018 TESOL Convention. TIRF supporters had a visible presence at both conferences. At the first conference, TIRF Trustees convened a panel consisting of four Doctoral Dissertation

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