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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.)

Updates from TIRF’s September 2018 Board Meeting

TIRF’s Board of Trustees met earlier this month in Washington, DC. While the Foundation’s biannual meetings are always full of thought-provoking discussions and strategic planning, this month’s gathering was especially invigorating due to TIRF continuing to explore opportunities related to its service model for revenue generation. A common message from

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Honoring TIRF Trustees Jodi Crandall and Dick Tucker

Over twenty years ago, Jodi Crandall and Dick Tucker accepted an appointment from TESOL President Joy Reid to serve on the Association Advancement Committee. This group of senior leaders consisted of Jim Alatis, Ed Anthony, Rick Jenks, Joan Morley, and Russ Campbell, as well as Jodi and Dick. After months

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ELTJ Reviews TIRF-Routledge “Digital Learning” Volume

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF Trustee Michael Carrier shares information about a recent review of TIRF’s Digital Learning volume, co-published with Routledge. The TIRF-Routledge edited volume, Digital Language Learning and Teaching, has recently been reviewed by the prestigious English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ) published by Oxford University Press. The

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TIRF’s Midyear Appeal: The Great Surrender

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF’s intern, Mr. Wyatt Boykin, reveals the final results of TIRF’s midyear appeal donor challenge. Monterey, California, USA – Yorktown. Appomattox. Versailles. These are sites of some of the most famous surrenders in military history. Today, dear readers, we can add one more to the

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ETS TOEFL® Grants – Deadline Approaching

The TOEFL® grants program at ETS is currently accepting proposals for its “Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment” program. The deadline for this grant scheme is quickly approaching, as proposals must be submitted by October 15th. According to the ETS website, the purpose of the

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New Semester, New Reference Lists from TIRF

A new academic semester is well underway in many parts of the world. As a means to assist experienced and novice researchers alike, TIRF is happy to share that it has posted new topics to its “References” section of its website. Some of the new reference lists featured on TIRF’s

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – The Eye of the Storm

This month, as the TIRF Board members gathered in Washington, DC, people along the Carolina coastline in the eastern US braced themselves for the onslaught of Hurricane Florence. We hoped that incoming flights and ground transportation would not be hampered by adverse weather conditions, but as it turned out, all

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