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.)

Yu-Chi Wang

Yu-Chi Wang Doctoral Institution: The University of Iowa TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Students’ Age and Effective English Language Education in Schools Dissertation Title: Investigating Identities of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in an Afterschool Book Club

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Yi Mei

Yi Mei (Russell N. Campbell Awardee) Doctoral Institution: Queen’s University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Understanding Essay Rating as a Socially Mediated Activity: The Case of a High-Stakes English Test in China

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Xu Yueting

Xu Yueting Doctoral Institution: University of Hong Kong TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Assessment Literacy of University English Teachers in China: A Mixed Methods Study

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Virak Chan

Virak Chan Doctoral Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Planning & Policy Dissertation Title: Medium-of-Instruction Policies in Higher Education in Cambodia

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Tomoyo Okuda

Tomoyo Okuda Doctoral Institution: University of British Columbia TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Planning & Policy Dissertation Title: The Writing Center as a Global Pedagogy: A Case Study of a Japanese University Seeking Internationalization

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Takahiro Yokoyama

Takahiro Yokoyama Doctoral Institution: Queensland University of Technology TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Teacher Education Dissertation Title: The Impact of TESOL Teacher Education on Job Satisfaction for Native English Speakers Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in Japan

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Rooh Ul Amin

Rooh Ul Amin Doctoral Institution: University of Memphis TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Planning & Policy Dissertation Title: Situating the Self: Identity and Power Relationships in a Pakistani ESL Classroom

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Le Duc Manh

Le Duc Manh Doctoral Institution: University of New South Wales TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Planning & Policy Dissertation Title: English Teacher Agency: A Case of Vietnam

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Jookyoung Jung

Jookyoung Jung Doctoral Institution: University College London TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: The Effects of Task Complexity on the Difficulty of L2 Reading Test: An Eye-tracking Study

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Jin Bi

Jin Bi Doctoral Institution: University of Utah TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Students’ Age and Effective English Language Education in Schools Dissertation Title: Bilingualism and Cognitive Control: A Comparison of Sequential and Simultaneous Bilinguals

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Freek Olaf de Groot

Freek Olaf de Groot Doctoral Institution: City University of Hong Kong TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Digital Technology in Language Education Dissertation Title: Integrating Out-of-class Digital Literacy Development and English Language Learning Practices with Classroom Language Learning and Teaching in Thailand

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Emily Evans Fanaeian

Emily Evans Fanaeian Doctoral Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Teacher Education Dissertation Title: Preparing Pre-service Teachers for Working with Linguistically Diverse Students: Examining University Teacher Preparation Programs across the United States

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Bai Ying

Bai Ying Doctoral Institution: University of Melbourne TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Test-takers’ Views of the College English Test in China and their Effect on Test Performance: A Mixed Methods Study

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