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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.)

2020 TIRF DDG Applications by the Numbers

The Foundation’s 2020 DDG (Doctoral Dissertation Grants) application window closed this past Wednesday. Here is a quick glance at some of the key data we have collected based on this year’s competition. Total Number of Proposals Received: 48 Number of Countries DDG Applicants Come From: 17 Number of Proposals Eligible

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ALTE Launches History Volume and Updates on YouTube Channel

ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) recently launched a series of short videos, which are being published throughout May. The videos reflect some of the work happening at ALTE that would have been shared and discussed during its international conference in Madrid last month. These videos are publicly available

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Now Accepting Nominations: TIRF’s 2021 Alatis Prize Program

The competition for the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway. The 2021 Alatis Prize competition marks the sixth year of TIRF offering the program. For the 2021 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article

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Preparing for 2021 Conferences: TESOL & AAAL

Editor’s note: While we were preparing to publish the piece below, we received notice from TESOL stating that they were moving potions of its 2020 Convention online. Click here to learn more about the event that will be hosted July 16-18, 2020. Like so many events around the world, conferences

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