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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 DDG Competition Now Open

TIRF’s 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is underway. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners, the Foundation is offering DDGs in the amount of up to US $5,000 per award. The deadline for

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Dr. Joyce Kling Elected to TIRF’s Board of Trustees

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Kling has been elected to TIRF’s Board of Trustees. The election was held late last year and fellow Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Kling to serve as a member of the Board. Joyce Kling, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of

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“Chinese-Speaking Learners of English” Now Available!

The seventh and latest volume in the TIRF-Routledge “Global Research on Teaching and Learning English” series is now available! Co-edited by Ryan Damerow, TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Kathi Bailey, TIRF President, Chinese-Speaking Learners of English: Research, Theory, and Practice is now available for purchase online. The book features

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TIRF Speaker Series: First Session Delivered for DWMJ

The final three months of last year were a busy time for TIRF. The Foundation delivered one online presentation each month for one of its China-based partners, Chengdu Duoweimingju (DWMJ) Institute of Education, as well as a one-day, face-to-face professional development session in Chengdu. The three speakers who offered online

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ETS-Routledge Volume: “Automated Speaking Assessment”

ETS, a long-time partner of TIRF, has recently published the latest offering in its series co-produced with Routledge. Automated Speaking Assessment: Using Language Technologies to Score Spontaneous Speech, co-edited by Klaus Zechner and Keelan Evanini, is the third volume in the “Innovations in Language Learning and Assessment at ETS.” According

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