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 2022 TESOL Presentation, Discussion Session Recordings Now Available

Last month, during TESOL International Association’s annual Convention and English Language Expo, author Katherine Stannett and TIRF Trustee Erik Gundersen provided an online presentation to conference attendees, entitled “TIRF Insights – Social and Emotional Learning for 5-18-Year-Olds.” The pre-recorded presentation was based on the first paper in the new “TIRF

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BAAL TEASIG Annual Conference 2022: Call for Proposals

Editor’s note: The information shared below is from colleagues at BAAL TEASIG (British Association for Applied Linguistics Testing, Evaluation, and Assessment Special Interest Group). BAAL TEASIG is holding a one-day, in-person conference on June 24, 2022 at the British Council, London. The theme of the event is “Horizon scanning: Where next for

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TESOL International Association’s 2023 Call for Proposals

Editor’s note: TESOL International Association is currently inviting proposals for its 2023 Convention and English Language Expo. The details being shared in this piece are directly from TESOL’s front office. You may now apply to present in person or virtually at the hybrid TESOL 2023 International Convention & English Language

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TIRF’s 2022 DDG Competition: Application Deadline Approaching

The application window for TIRF’s 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is soon drawing to a close. All proposals are due Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The Foundation’s flagship program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. Along with our long-standing partners (Cambridge Assessment

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Dr. Chris Chang-Bacon Addresses TIRF Community

Earlier this year, we announced the recipient of TIRF’s 2022 Alatis Prize. Due to ongoing travel constraints, we were unable to meet the awardee, Dr. Chris Chang-Bacon, in person. Therefore, in recognition of receiving the Prize, he recorded an acceptance speech for the TIRF community to view. To view Dr.

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Now Open: TIRF’s 2023 Alatis Prize Competition

The competition for the 2023 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is now open! For the 2023 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy

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Former TIRF Trustee Dr. Joyce Kling Installed as TESOL President

Last week at the TESOL International Convention and Exposition, Dr. Joyce Kling , a former TIRF Trustee, was installed as the 57th president of the TESOL International Association. The Association now has over 17,000 members and its mission is “To advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for

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TIRF’s Spring 2022 Board Meeting

Each year in conjunction with the annual TESOL International Convention, TIRF hosts its spring Board meeting. However, as the pandemic continues to impede many individuals’ ability to travel, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees met online once again in March to hold its biannual meeting. TIRF’s virtual meeting included reports on

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Recap of TIRF’s Virtual Session at 2022 TESOL Convention

Just last week, TIRF participated in the 2022 TESOL Convention. Trustee Erik Gundersen and author Katherine Stannett engaged in a live Q&A session with participants from around the world, after their recorded presentation on social and emotional learning was made available to conference goers. The presentation, entitled “TIRF Insights –

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The Case for Addressing Social-Emotional Learning with Young Learners

Author: Katherine Stannett Introduction: A recent report from TIRF investigates the case for social and emotional learning against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent disrupted education and learning loss. Context: The pandemic has revealed and underscored a need to address not only students’ academic skills but also their

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