Earlier this year in January, we announced the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts awardee. For individuals who may have missed that announcement, Dr. Kate Seltzer, Assistant Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education at Rowan University, was named as this year’s recipient of TIRF’s Alatis Prize. Her article is entitled “Reconceptualizing ‘Home’ and ‘School’ Language: Taking a Critical Translingual Approach in the ‘English’ Classroom” (TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 986-1007).

In non-pandemic times, we would formally recognize Kate at TIRF’s presentation during the TESOL Convention; however, in the absence of such an event, we asked her to record a short acceptance speech. We are pleased to share that recording – please see below.

As a reminder, you can download for free Kate’s award-winning article. Click here to do so, but act soon, as access will only remain open for a few more weeks. Many thanks again to our colleagues at TESOL Quarterly for providing open access to the article, and congratulations to Kate once more!