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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.)

Newest TIRF Publication: Chinese-Speaking Learners of English

We are pleased to share with TIRF Today readers that the seventh volume in the TIRF-Routledge series, “Global Research on Teaching and Learning English,” has entered into production. Chinese-Speaking Learners of English: Research, Theory, and Practice is expected to be published by early 2020. This latest volume combines cutting-edge research

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TIRF Commits to Taylor & Francis’ SDGO Project

TIRF partnered with Routledge seven years ago to launch the TIRF-Routledge series on “Global Research on Teaching and Learning English.” Now, that partnership is expanding further via one of Taylor & Francis’ newest projects. (Please note that Taylor & Francis is the parent company of Routledge.) Using the United Nations’

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TOEFL® Family Research Program

Editor’s note: The following piece is shared with TIRF Today readers by Eileen Tyson, Executive Director of Client Relations, Educational Testing Service. Since its initial launch in 1964, the TOEFL® test has undergone several major revisions motivated by advances in theories of language ability and changes in English teaching practices.

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Grantee Corner: TEAL Project at Mary Immaculate College

Editor’s note: New to TIRF Today this month is our “Grantee Corner” column! Periodically in our newsletter, we will feature news from our grant recipients – their recent research publications, various professional initiatives they are engaged in, graduation updates, and much more. In this month’s first-ever “Grantee Corner” post, we

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – Indian Summer

I am not sure if this concept is used internationally – or if there is an analogous label for the issue I hope to describe in various regions of the world. I also acknowledge, as I’ve noted in many previous issues of TIRF Today, that in terms of weather and

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