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.)

Nick Zhiwei Bi

Nick Zhiwei Bi Doctoral Institution: University of Sydney TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Structural Equation Models of the Impact of Cognitive and Metacognitive Lexico-grammatical Strategic Processing on EFL Students’ Lexico-grammatical Test Performances Over Time: A Multitrait-multimethod Approach

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Kimberly Woo

Kimberly Woo (Russell N. Campbell Awardee) Doctoral Institution: New York University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Oral Social Language in the English Language Proficiency Assessment of Young ELLs

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Katie Bernstein

Katie Bernstein Doctoral Institution: University of California at Berkeley TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Students’ Age and Effective English Language Education in Schools Dissertation Title: Learning English as an L2 in PreK: A Practice Perspective on Identity and Acquisition

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Jaehan Park

Jaehan Park Doctoral Institution: Indiana University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Teacher Education Dissertation Title: Korean University Professors’ Knowledge Base and Professional Development Needs for English-medium Instruction

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Bedrettin Yazan

Bedrettin Yazan Doctoral Institution: University of Maryland, College Park TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Teacher Education Dissertation Title: How ESOL Teacher Candidates Construct their Teacher Identities: A Case Study of an MATESOL Program

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Alannah Fitzgerald

Alannah Fitzgerald Doctoral Institution: Concordia University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Digital Technology in Language Education Dissertation Title: A New Paradigm for Open Data-driven Language Learning Systems Design in Higher Education

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