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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.)

TESOL Research Directions

Earlier this month, TESOL International Association hosted a live online town hall to release its 2023-2027 research directions. In this piece, we share information about how TIRF supporters can learn more. TESOL’s Research Professional Council working group led the charge in creating the new research directions. The initiative involved collecting

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TIRF’s Holiday Gift to YOU!

As 2023 winds to a close, we are pleased to tell you that TIRF’s collection of reference lists has been updated. There are now free reference lists on 247 topics of interest to researchers, language teachers, program administrators, test developers, policymakers, materials writers, and others in our field. The reference

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Announcing TIRF’s 2024 DDG Competition

We are pleased to announce the opening of TIRF’s 2024 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. The commencement of the current DDG program offering marks the 23rd consecutive year the Foundation will make awards to doctoral students around the world. Once again, there are two types of DDGs being offered by

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“Indigenous Language Reclamation” – Upcoming CAL Webinar

Editor’s note: TIRF shares information from other organizations relevant to the Foundation’s supporters, as part of its mission. In this piece, we briefly highlight an upcoming webinar from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). The focus is directly related to TIRF’s Research Topic, “Research on Revitalization of Endangered Indigenous Languages.”

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“Second Language Teacher Education”: Call for Papers

Second Language Teacher Education journal (published by Equinox) has released a call for papers (CFP) on a special issue under the theme “Language Teacher Leadership.” The volume, to be co-edited by Hayo Reinders and Kathi Bailey, adopts a focus on perspectives on leadership in education. The co-editors will consider proposals

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TIRF Alumni Map Updated: DDG & RMA Recipients Added

To help demonstrate the “I” in “TIRF,” each year, after we award our latest Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) recipients, we update the “TIRF Alumni” Map. Using Google Maps, the latest grantees are added to this online resource. In addition, this year, we added our inaugural TIRF-British Council Research Mentoring Awards

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Support TIRF on #GivingTuesday

Dear Colleague, Due to the wonderful contributions of many TIRF supporters like you, TIRF has enjoyed a number of successes this year. We have seen growth in our programs, expansion in our partnerships, and increased engagement from the public, evidenced, in part, by our activities at last year’s TESOL Convention.

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