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.)

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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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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TIRF’s 2022 DDG Competition Now Open

The application window for TIRF’s 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is now open. 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 English and the British Council), the Foundation is offering DDGs in

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British Council Assessment Research Awards and Grants

TIRF partner the British Council has announced this year’s call for proposals for both the British Council Assessment Research Awards and Grants (ARAGs) and Research into Reading Grants Scheme (RiRGS). As part of the ARAGsscheme, applications and nominations are invited for (1) Assessment Research Grants and (2) Assessment Research Awards.

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TOEFL® Committee of Examiners (COE) 2023 Research Grant Programs

TIRF’s partner, Educational Testing Service (ETS), is pleased to announce the TOEFL® Committee of Examiners (COE) 2023 Research Grant Programs. Full details about the three grant programs are available using the links below. TOEFL COE Research ProgramTOEFL COE research grants are intended to support research on topics related to the

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TIRF’s Virtual Session at 2022 TESOL Convention

We invite you to join us virtually during TIRF’s session at the 2022 TESOL Convention! TIRF’s presentation is entitled “TIRF Insights – Social and Emotional Learning for 5-18-Year-Olds” and builds on the first paper in the new “TIRF Insights” series. The paper, Social and Emotional Learning, was just released this

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TIRF Insights: Social and Emotional Learning – Now Available

We are pleased to announce the first paper in the “TIRF Insights” series! Social and Emotional Learning, authored by Katherine (Kath) Stannett, investigates social and emotional learning (SEL) against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent disrupted education and learning loss. According to the TIRF report, recent research suggests

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Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – Opening Doors

Have you ever talked yourself into an unnecessarily antagonistic attitude? I am now seventy-three years old and I walk with a cane, due to rather nasty and pervasive arthritis. As many of the more senior readers of TIRF Today probably know, the condition itself is really uncomfortable. It involves regular,

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Recapping TIRF’s 2021 Year-end Fundraising Drive

TIRF enjoyed a great deal of success during the 2021 giving season (i.e., late November and the month of December) via its various fundraising drives. We would like to take this opportunity to share some highlights with our supporters and thank everyone who got involved. The Foundation’s fundraising approach late

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TIRF’s 2022 DDG Competition Now Open

The application window for TIRF’s 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is now open. 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 English and the British Council), the Foundation is offering DDGs in

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