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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 2020 DDG Awardees

TIRF has been supporting junior researchers and their work via the Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) program over the last nineteen years. During this period of time, TIRF has awarded more than US $400,000 total to 155 individuals from nearly 30 countries, spanning all the continents of the world excluding

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Deadline Arriving Soon: TIRF’s 2021 Alatis Prize Competition

The competition for the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway, but the deadline to nominate a paper is quickly arriving. This announcement is TIRF’s final reminder to submit a paper soon for consideration in TIRF’s 2021 Alatis Prize

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Technology Resources to Help ELLs Recover Lost Ground During COVID-19

Editor’s note: In this piece, Dr. W. Lewis Johnson, CEO at Alelo, shares information about avatar-based language learning solutions. Earlier this year, the Brookings Institution made sobering predictions about the likely impact of COVID-19 on students by the fall of 2020. They predicted that some students would be performing at grade level,

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Back to School? Don’t Forget about TIRF’s Resources

As schools are beginning to reopen virtually and physically around the world, researchers, teachers, students, and others will be interested in this update from TIRF. Whether you’re a long-standing TIRF supporter or new to our website and newsletter, we want to remind you about the many helpful – and free

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