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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.)

Research Spotlight: Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education

Editor’s note: In this piece, Allyson Niitani, a full-time student at the University of Puget Sound majoring in International Political Economics and Comparative Government, shares information about RILAE. Allyson is currently studying abroad at the Kanda University of International Studies in Japan and is an intern at the university’s Self-Access

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#GivingTuesday Just Around the Corner!

According to the #GivingTuesday website, “GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus

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TIRF Donor and Trustee Invited to Present in Japan

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF Trustee Dr. Andy Curtis shares information about his and Dr. Liying Cheng’s recent conference activities in Japan at the IAFOR conference. Last month, from October 13th to 15th, the International Academic Forum, or IAFOR, held its 10th Annual International Asian Conference on Education, together

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Anthony Acevedo Elected to TIRF’s Board of Trustees

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Tony Acevedo has been elected as TIRF’s newest Board of Trustees member. In this piece, we provide background information about him. Mr. Anthony Acevedo is Academic Manager at Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA), an accredited binational center in Lima, Peru. ICPNA promotes cultural

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