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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 2020 Alatis Prize Competition Opens May 1st

The competition for the 2020 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts will open on May 1st. The 2020 Alatis Prize competition marks the fifth year of TIRF offering the program. For the 2020 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded

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TIRF’s 2019 TESOL Session: Slidecast Available

For all those who were unable to attend the TESOL Convention last month in Atlanta, Georgia, TIRF is pleased to share access to a slidecast (which features the PPT slides used during the talk matched with the audio from the session) of its organizational presentation hosted on Friday, March 15th.

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TIRF Anniversary Quiz Challenge: Winner Announced!

Last year in February, the Foundation announced a series of four quizzes that were developed to help commemorate TIRF’s 20th anniversary. And, as promised, TIRF has selected one of the individuals who successfully answered all five questions on one or more of the quizzes. (Click here to review the quizzes

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TIRF Alumna Jessie Curtis Receives Prestigious Accolade

TIRF 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Grantee, Dr. Jessie Curtis, received an outstanding accolade from her alma matter, Rutgers University. For her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Building Multilingual Communities of Practice,” Jessie has been recognized with Rutgers’ Dr. Arleen H. Urban Excellence in Education Award. The Award was established in 2017 to honor

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“L2 Journal” Looking for Submissions

According to its website, the L2 Journal is an open-access, fully refereed, interdisciplinary journal which aims to promote the research and the practice of language learning and teaching. It publishes articles in English on all aspects of applied linguistics broadly conceived, i.e., second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, bilingualism and

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Application Deadline for Paper Airplanes Approaching

Are you interested in a volunteer teaching opportunity to help individuals affected by conflict? If so, you might consider getting involved with Paper Airplanes. The students in the Paper Airplanes project are young adults, primarily in the age range of 18 to 35, who have been affected by conflict in

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – April in Poetry

April has been National Poetry Month in the United States. One purpose of this event is to provide resources and ideas for teachers, so that they can bring poetry into their classrooms. I decided to look up some poems about April – or at least poems that refer to April

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