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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.)

TIRF’s 2024 DDG Competition Proposal Window Closing Soon

The deadline for proposals for TIRF’s 2024 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is arriving soon. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide much-needed support for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners (Cambridge English [part of the Cambridge University Press & Assessment] and

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TIRF’s 2024 TESOL Presentation Slidecast Now Available

If you missed TIRF’s presentation at the 2024 TESOL Convention, we have good news to share. A slidecast has been created and posted to TIRF’s website and YouTube Channel. Click here to access the recording. The presentation is entitled “Generative AI and Language Education: An Exciting and Disruptive Era.” The

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Susan Bell Joins TIRF as U.S. State Department Observer

Members of TIRF’s Board of Trustees welcomed to its meeting last month its latest U.S. State Department Observer, Susan Bell. She is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor and is the Director of the Office of English Language Programs in the Department

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TIRF’s 2025 Alatis Prize Program Now Open

The 2025 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts nomination period is now open! For the 2025 program, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy and/or

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Twenty-Five Years: References as a Resource

We are pleased to announce that as part of our celebration of 25 years as a foundation, TIRF now has a total of 250 reference lists available as a resource. For those of you who are new subscribers to TIRF Today, these resources consist of Word documents that can be

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TIRF Bailey Award Proposal Window Now Open

The TIRF Kathleen M. Bailey Teacher-Research Award (hereafter, the “TIRF Bailey Award”) is meant to recognize Dr. Bailey’s research, her lifelong commitment to teaching, and her desire to support and encourage research carried out by practicing English language teachers, as well as to honor her commitment to TIRF. The award

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TIRF-riffic in Tampa!

Just last week, TIRF Trustees gathered in Tampa at the TESOL Convention, which took place there March 21-23. There were a number of activities that resulted in our Board feeling energized about the direction of the Foundation. TIRF Trustees held their all-day Board meeting on March 20th. Several new Trustees

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TIRF’s 2024 DDG Competition Currently Open

The application window for TIRF’s 2024 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is open. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide much-needed support for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners (Cambridge English [part of the Cambridge University Press & Assessment] and the British

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – Happy Year of the Dragon

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends, Although the New Year celebration in most parts of the world is over after New Year’s Day, January 1, here in Macau, PRC, the real celebration was just over. The Chinese Lunar New Years, also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, is

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ETS TOEFL COE Research Grants Announced

Editor’s note: The following information is being shared from TIRF’s partner, Educational Testing Service, Inc. (ETS). ETS is pleased to announce the TOEFL® Committee of Examiners (COE) 2025 Research Grant Programs. Full details about the three grant programs are available using the links below. TOEFL COE Research Program TOEFL COE

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