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.)

Support Scholarship, Support TIRF

Earlier this year, the Foundation began offering organizations an opportunity to support both the field of language education and TIRF in a simple and affordable way. In short, TIRF invites organizations to sponsor its reference lists – an activity that also helps to promote their visibility via the Foundation’s channels.

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Announcing TIRF’s 2023 DDG Competition

We are pleased to announce the opening of TIRF’s 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. The commencement of the current DDG program offering marks the 22nd 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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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – What You Give Lives on Forever

Dear TIRF Trustees and Friends, TIRF’s year-end fundraiser is coming up. It runs from today through December 31st. This is the season for celebration! We celebrate the accomplishments TIRF has made during the past year and we cherish the hope that we will raise substantial funds for TIRF to support

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Support Scholarship, Support TIRF

Earlier this year, the Foundation began offering organizations an opportunity to support both the field of language education and TIRF in a simple and affordable way. In short, TIRF invites organizations to sponsor its reference lists – an activity that also helps to promote their visibility via the Foundation’s channels.

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TESOL Award for Excellence in Research: Nominations Due Soon

Editor’s note: In this piece, we share information from TESOL International Association, regarding an award designed to recognize excellence in research. TESOL International Association is currently accepting nominations for the TESOL Award for Excellence in Research. All nominations must be submitted by November 30th. The purpose of the award is

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Support TIRF with Your Amazon Purchases throughout the Holidays!

The holiday shopping season has arrived. With so many of us purchasing gifts for others (or just things for ourselves!) on Amazon, we’re reminding TIRFers about an approach to support our work. Please consider learning more about Amazon Smile below, including how TIRF can benefit from your purchases on Amazon.

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Ways to Support TIRF

Nonprofit organizations like TIRF depend on support from the public to meet their missions. Two of the most common types of giving are cash donations and time, in the form of volunteering. However, there are other ways you can support nonprofits like TIRF. In this piece, we highlight the many

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TIRF Trustee Dr. Polina Vinogradova Gives Keynote at NNETESOL

Earlier this month, TIRF Trustee Dr. Polina Vinogradova, Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and TESOL Program Director in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at American University (Washington, DC, USA), was one of two keynote speakers at the NNETESOL (Northern New England TESOL) Conference. In this piece, we highlight information

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Support Scholarship, Support TIRF

Earlier this year, the Foundation began offering organizations an opportunity to support both the field of language education and TIRF in a simple and affordable way. In short, TIRF invites organizations to sponsor its reference lists – an activity that also helps to promote their visibility via the Foundation’s channels.

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Plan Ahead for 2023 AAAL & TESOL International Association Events

It’s time to plan ahead for what is sure to be a busy conference season next year! In this piece, we encourage you to consider attending professional development opportunities offered by AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) and TESOL International Association. AAAL will be hosting its 2023 conference in Portland,

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