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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.)

Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – How Will AI Transform ELT?

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends: I had the pleasure of being invited to give a keynote speech on September 15th at the 2023 TOEFL Annual Conference in Beijing, China, in my role as TIRF President. In my talk, which was entitled “How Will AI Transform ELT?”, I used video clips

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TOEFL® Grant for Doctoral Research in Language Assessment

ETS is currently accepting applications for the 2024 TOEFL® Grant for Doctoral Research in Language Assessment (previously called Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment). The application deadline is 11:59 pm (U.S. Eastern Time) on October 15, 2023. Ph.D. candidates working on dissertation research in foreign

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Join TIRF’s Partners in Supporting Language Education Research

TIRF is offering an exciting initiative in which you can support both the Foundation and our field in a cost-effective way while delivering recognition of your organization’s brand via TIRF’s website. In short, for US $100 a year, organizations worldwide can sponsor one (or more) of TIRF’s 240+ reference lists,

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TIRF’s 2024 Alatis Prize Competition: Deadline October 2nd

The 2024 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts nomination period is currently open. However, individuals interested should take action soon. The nomination deadline arrives in just a few days. For the 2024 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for

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TIRF’s 2023 Fall Board Meeting Recap

TIRF hosted its Fall Board meeting earlier this month, on September 15th via Zoom. Members of TIRF’s Board of Trustees met to discuss a number of initiatives and laid the foundation for its work over the next six months and beyond. In this piece, we offer some key points from

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Announcing TIRF’s 2023 DDG Awardees

This year marks the 22nd consecutive year TIRF has offered its Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs)  to doctoral candidates around the world. With the support of our partners – Cambridge English (part of the Cambridge University Press & Assessment), the British Council, and Educational Testing Service, Inc. – along with many individual donors

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