Throughout the holiday season, we are encouraging our supporters to read about the lives being impacted by our work. Read on to hear from Woongsik Choi, one of our 2022 DDG awardees!

Woongsik Choi (Purdue University): “The TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant is greatly helpful to me in my doctoral journey because this grant enables my data analysis and international conference presentations.

My research study involves multilingual learners who speak Spanish, Lingala, and French. More than half of the classroom conversations were done in Spanish; during the interview, the students used some Spanish and Lingala. Thus, to analyze collected data accurately, I will need to collaborate with Spanish and Lingala-speaking multilinguals.

I will present the study findings at international academic conferences. I have already submitted proposals for paper presentations to American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. I will use the grant to support registration fees and/or hotels needed for academic conference participation.”

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