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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.)

Dr. Kate Seltzer Selected as 2021 TIRF Alatis Prize Recipient

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts. Dr. Kate Seltzer, Assistant Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education at Rowan University, has been named as this year’s recipient of TIRF’s Alatis Prize. Her

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TIRF Called, You Answered

In late October last year, TIRF issued a call for support of the Foundation, and our donors stepped up to the challenge. When the pandemic first took hold of the world in early 2020, TIRF decided to forgo its midyear appeal and plan ahead for a matching campaign, in which

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Research Grants from LTTC

Editor’s note: The following text is being shared with TIRF supporters via Joyce Chin and Ingrid Chao at LTTC. The Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC) in Taipei, Taiwan, is pleased to announce that online submissions for the 2021 LTTC Teaching and Research Grants Joint-Funded Research Program are now being

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Dr. Anna Krulatz Elected to Serve as TIRF Trustee

We are happy to share with our supporters that Dr. Anna Krulatz has been elected to serve as TIRF’s newest Board of Trustees member. Just this month, she was unanimously approved to serve alongside her fellow Board members. Dr. Krulatz is a Professor of English in the Department of Teacher

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New Year, New Reference Lists and Updates from TIRF

Part of TIRF’s mission is to collect, organize, and disseminate information and research on the teaching and learning of language. One way the Foundation addresses this goal is by sharing reference lists on topics of interest to language teachers, researchers, test developers, teacher educators, materials developers, and program administrators. There

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TIRF Trustee Joyce Kling Voted as TESOL President-Elect

It is with great delight that we share with TIRF supporters the following exciting news: Our very own TIRF Trustee Dr. Joyce Kling has been voted as President-Elect of the International TESOL Association! Starting next year, Joyce will officially commence her tenure in TESOL’s presidential line, which is a three-year

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“Under-Resourced Contexts” Volume Now in Production

Editor’s note: The text shared in this piece has been adapted from Routledge’s website. The eighth volume in the “Global Research on Teaching and Learning English” series, co-published by TIRF and Routledge is entitled Research on Teaching and Learning English in Under-Resourced Contexts. This book, co-edited by TIRF Trustees Donna

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#GivingTuesday Arriving Tomorrow!

Events like Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday were recognized differently this year in the US compared to past years due to the ongoing pandemic. Typically, people would have gathered with their families this past Thursday and then gone shopping the following day or over the weekend. Inevitably, many

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TIRF President Kathi Bailey Honored by AAAL

Editor’s note: In this piece, TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Damerow, shares some exciting news about TIRF President Kathi Bailey. I am thrilled to announce to our supporters near and far that TIRF’s wonderful President, Dr. Kathi Bailey, is the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award (DSSA)

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