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.)

ETS TOEFL® English-language Research/Practitioner Grant Program

The TOEFL Program at ETS is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program. The purpose of the grant is to enable practitioners to become involved in ETS’s efforts to promote English language learning, and to support education and professional development for

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Cambridge-funded Research Program

Cambridge Assessment English is pleased to announce Round 12 of the Funded Research Programme. Proposals for research projects related to Cambridge English examinations, teaching qualifications, and/or learning resources are all welcomed. To learn about the call for proposals, the application form, and other information, please visit https://support.cambridgeenglish.org/hc/en-gb/articles/360046397732-Funded-Research-Programme-Round-12-Call-for-Proposals. The deadline for

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TIRF’s 2022 Alatis Prize Competition Underway

The competition for the 2022 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway. For the 2022 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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TIRF’s Spring 2021 Speaker Series for DWMJ

After a year’s pause due to the pandemic, TIRF’s work with Chengdu Duoweimingju (DWMJ) Institute of Education have resumed. We are pleased to report here on our activities with our China-based partner. The Foundation’s Spring 2021 Speaker Series for DWMJ was completed earlier this month. The theme of the session

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TIRF & SPELT Collaborate

On July 17th, TIRF partnered with SPELT (Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers) to offer a virtual panel presentation about teaching and researching English in difficult circumstances. The discussion centered around the contents of two books. The first was TIRF’s most recent co-publication with Routledge, Research on Teaching and Learning

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ETS TOEFL Award Announcements

The TOEFL® Program at ETS is currently accepting applications for its 2022 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge about second- or foreign-language tests and testing and/or the use and development of

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TIRF’s 2022 Alatis Prize Competition Underway

The competition for the 2022 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway. For the 2022 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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The Three S’s for TIRF

On a Friday this month, when I checked my mailbox at home, I found I had received 13 letters! My initial enthusiasm quickly faded, however, when I saw that none of them were personal letters. Furthermore, none of them were bills, and none of them were checks written to me,

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TIRF and the Language Testing Research Colloquium 2021

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

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TIRF’s 2022 Alatis Prize Competition Underway

The competition for the 2022 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway For the 2022 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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TIRF’s Website & Logo Updates

As TIRF continues to evolve to better meet its myriad stakeholders’ needs, it is evident that there is an opportunity to refine the tools we use when reaching out to individuals and organizations worldwide. We are excited to share with our supporters that TIRF’s website and logo are undergoing changes

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