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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.)

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TIRF’s Professional Services: Program Review

For the past several years, TIRF has been offering professional services to individuals and organizations in the field of language education. In line with its mission of promoting both research and best practices in English language education, the Foundation seeks to work directly with stakeholders around the world to help

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2020 TIRF DDG Applications by the Numbers

The Foundation’s 2020 DDG (Doctoral Dissertation Grants) application window closed this past Wednesday. Here is a quick glance at some of the key data we have collected based on this year’s competition. Total Number of Proposals Received: 48 Number of Countries DDG Applicants Come From: 17 Number of Proposals Eligible

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Preparing for 2021 Conferences: TESOL & AAAL

Editor’s note: While we were preparing to publish the piece below, we received notice from TESOL stating that they were moving potions of its 2020 Convention online. Click here to learn more about the event that will be hosted July 16-18, 2020. Like so many events around the world, conferences

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Now Accepting Nominations: TIRF’s 2021 Alatis Prize Program

The competition for the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway. The 2021 Alatis Prize competition marks the sixth year of TIRF offering the program. For the 2021 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article

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ALTE Launches History Volume and Updates on YouTube Channel

ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) recently launched a series of short videos, which are being published throughout May. The videos reflect some of the work happening at ALTE that would have been shared and discussed during its international conference in Madrid last month. These videos are publicly available

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NFMLTA & NCOLCTL Announce Second Round of Grants for Graduate Students

For graduate students focusing on languages other than English, French, German, and Spanish, please take note of this grant opportunity! Applications for the program detailed below are due June 1st. The NFMLTA (National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association) and NCOLCTL (National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages) have announced

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TIRF’s Activities in Lieu of Cancelled TESOL Events

Although TIRF plans scheduled during the TESOL Convention were cancelled in late March and early April due to COVID-19, the Foundation found alternative methods to continue with its business. Like so many organizations around the world, TIRF safely practiced distancing measures and relied on technology to host its Board meeting,

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TIRF’s 2021 Alatis Prize Nomination Window Now Open

The competition for the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is now open! For the 2021 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy

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Extended: TIRF’s 2020 DDG Application Deadline Now May 27th

The deadline for TIRF’s 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition has been extended until Wednesday, May 27th. Please share this news with individuals you know who may be interested in applying for a grant from TIRF. In addition to the revised deadline, we understand that the COVID-19 crisis has resulted

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