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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 Midyear Appeal: Vegas Weighs In

Monterey, California, USA – Greetings, dear readers! Your intrepid intern reporter, Wyatt Boykin, here. As you’ll recall from my frontline dispatch in last month’s TIRF Today newsletter, the obstreperous young upstart and TIRF COO Ryan “Daring” Damerow had the unmitigated gall to challenge his President/employer/mentor/friend/hero Kathi “Boss” Bailey to a

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TIRF Trustees Support LTRC in Auckland

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF Trustee Dr. MaryAnn Christison shares information with TIRF Today readers, regarding the LTRC conference that took place earlier this month in New Zealand. Please note that TIRF Trustees travel at no cost to the Foundation. The TIRF Board of Trustees was pleased to support

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Why Do People Give to TIRF?

Hopefully, you already know that TIRF is halfway through its mid-year appeal for donations. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation relies almost entirely on donations to fund its operations. We realize that you likely have many, many options for giving and that, should you choose to support TIRF, you want

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ETS Now Accepting Proposals for Two Grant Programs

ETS is currently accepting proposals for two different grant programs: (1) the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award, and (2) the 7th annual TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program. According to the ETS website, the purpose of the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award is to recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a

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TESOL International China Assembly

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF Trustee Dr. David Nunan shares information about the assembly in China, co-organized by TESOL International Association, which took place earlier this month in Shanghai. Please note that TIRF Trustees travel at no cost to the Foundation. In July, three members of the TIRF Board

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Deadline for TIRF Alatis Prize Nears

The nomination window will soon be closing for the 2019 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts. This is the fourth year we are offering TIRF’s Alatis Prize competition. A prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published

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