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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.)

Progress Update: TIRF’s Russ Campbell Endowment Campaign

As we reported in our March and July issues of TIRF Today, the Foundation is establishing The Russell N. Campbell Endowment to support TIRF’s Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) Program. Each year, the author of the highest rated DDG proposal is named as the Russell N. Campbell honoree. This tradition was

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Update on TIRF’s Russ Campbell Endowment Campaign

As reported in the June 2023 issue of TIRF Today, fundraising to support the Russ Campbell Endowment began this past month. We are pleased to announce that to date TIRF supporters have contributed more than $11,000 to this initiative. “Our first-stage goal is to raise $25,000 to establish the endowment

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Research Spotlight: World Learning

Editor’s Note: In this piece, Dr. Radmila Popovic (right), Advisor to TESOL Training, Research & Online Teaching and Learning at World Learning, highlights a number of programs and opportunities offered by her organization. World Learning is a global non-governmental organization with unique expertise in creating and delivering in-person, blended, and

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – Sustaining TIRF’s Mission

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends: TIRF has recently raised USD 100,000 from a private donor, thanks to the concerted efforts and dedication of TIRF leaders. This contribution has greatly invigorated TIRF to continue pursuing its mission. Over the years, TIRF has benefited from the generosity of various donors and organizations

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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 Talks” for SUSTech, Online Workshops Delivers

Just this week, TIRF completed a three-part “TIRF Talks” series for the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), its partner in Shenzhen, China. The theme of the series focused on English as a medium of instruction (EMI). Each of the three, two-hour sessions were hosted online and adopted a

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Remembering TIRF Founding Trustee Russell N. Campbell

As we announced in the March 2023 issue of TIRF Today, Russell N. Campbell, a founding Trustee of TIRF and a tireless advocate for language education worldwide, passed away on March 30, 2003. The TIRF Board of Trustees has now begun planning the launch of an endowment in his honor

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TIRF’s 2023 DDG Applications: Quick Glance

The Foundation’s 2023 DDG (Doctoral Dissertation Grants) application window closed on May 17th. Here is a quick glance at some of the key data we have collected based on this year’s competition. The applicants in this year’s DDG competition will be notified in late August or early September concerning the

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TIRF’s 2024 Alatis Prize Competition Now Open

The 2024 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts nomination period is now open! For the 2024 competition, a prize of $500 will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy and/or

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