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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.)

Announcing TIRF’s 2019 DDG Competition

As December draws to an end each year, TIRF is busy preparing to launch a new competition for its Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) program. And this year is no different – we are happy to announce that, as a result of the wonderful support from Cambridge Assessment English, the British

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TIRF Research Priorities Restructured, New Topics Established

Beginning in 2019, there are two changes made to TIRF’s research priorities. The first change is that the former list of priorities has been restructured and relabeled as “topics” under three macro categories: (1) Language Planning and Policy; (2) Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Preparation; and (3) Language Assessment. So, for example,

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – A Drop in the Bucket

I am sure that most of our readers have explained idioms to language learners. I was thinking of an idiomatic expression the other day (perhaps because we’ve finally gotten some rain in California): a drop in the bucket. explains “a drop in the bucket” this way: “An effort or

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