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.)

Acquisition of English in the Multilingual Classroom (AcEngMulCla)

Editor’s note: In this piece, Professors Eivind Torgersen and Anna Krulatz share information about the AcEngMulCla project, which was carried out by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country, the University of Utah, and TIRF. The work was supported by the Research Council

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Support Scholarship, Support TIRF

Two short months ago, 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

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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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TIRF Elects Trustee Dr. Jun Liu to Serve as Next President

The Foundation’s leadership is undergoing significant changes this summer and fall. We are pleased to announce that TIRF Trustee Dr. Jun Liu has been unanimously elected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees to serve as TIRF’s next President. Dr. Liu will begin his term as TIRF President at the end

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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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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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