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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 – Sustaining TIRF’s Mission

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends: TIRF has recently raised USD 100,000 from a private donor, thanks to the concerted efforts and dedication of TIRF leaders. This contribution has greatly invigorated TIRF to continue pursuing its mission. Over the years, TIRF has benefited from the generosity of various donors and organizations

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Ways to Support TIRF

Nonprofit organizations like TIRF depend on support from the public to meet their missions. Two of the most common types of giving are cash donations and time, in the form of volunteering. However, there are other ways you can support nonprofits like TIRF. In this piece, we highlight the many

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“TIRF Talks” for SUSTech, Online Workshops Delivers

Just this week, TIRF completed a three-part “TIRF Talks” series for the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), its partner in Shenzhen, China. The theme of the series focused on English as a medium of instruction (EMI). Each of the three, two-hour sessions were hosted online and adopted a

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Remembering TIRF Founding Trustee Russell N. Campbell

As we announced in the March 2023 issue of TIRF Today, Russell N. Campbell, a founding Trustee of TIRF and a tireless advocate for language education worldwide, passed away on March 30, 2003. The TIRF Board of Trustees has now begun planning the launch of an endowment in his honor

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TIRF’s 2023 TESOL Presentation Slidecast Now Available! 

If you missed TIRF’s presentation at the 2023 TESOL Convention, we have good news to share. A slidecast has been created and posted to TIRF’s website and YouTube Channel. Click here to access the recording. The presentation is entitled “TIRF Research on Integrating Language and Content in Diverse Contexts.” The

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New and Updated Reference Lists for Summer Research

Are you preparing a conference presentation, writing a literature review, or simply looking for information on a particular professional topic? If so, TIRF can help! For several years now TIRF has been providing a collection of reference lists on topics of interest to language teachers researchers, program administrators, teacher educators,

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TIRF’s 2023 DDG Applications: Quick Glance

The Foundation’s 2023 DDG (Doctoral Dissertation Grants) application window closed on May 17th. Here is a quick glance at some of the key data we have collected based on this year’s competition. The applicants in this year’s DDG competition will be notified in late August or early September concerning the

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TIRF’s 2024 Alatis Prize Competition Now Open

The 2024 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts nomination period is now open! For the 2024 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy and/or

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Welcome Aboard! Dr. Evelina Galaczi Elected as TIRF Trustee

We are excited to share with TIRF supporters that we have added a new member to our Board of Trustees! Dr. Evelina Galaczi (pictured left) has been unanimously elected to serve a three-year term alongside her new Board colleagues. Evelina is Director of Research—English at Cambridge University Press and Assessment.

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Mark Your Calendar: TESOL & AAAL 2024 Conference Proposals

Two leading professional organizations in our field are currently offering their calls for proposals for their 2024 conferences. Please note the following details from TESOL International Association (TESOL) and the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). TESOL 2024 AAAL 2024

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TIRF’s 2023 DDG Competition – Deadline Arriving Soon

The application window for TIRF’s 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is closing soon. All proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, May 17, 2023. 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 – Cambridge (part

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