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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.)

Mark Your Calendar: TESOL & AAAL 2024 Conference Proposals

Two leading professional organizations in our field are currently offering their calls for proposals for their 2024 conferences. Please note the following details from TESOL International Association (TESOL) and the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). TESOL 2024 AAAL 2024

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TIRF’s 2023 DDG Competition – Deadline Arriving Soon

The application window for TIRF’s 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition is closing soon. All proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, May 17, 2023. 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 (part

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TIRF Trustee Prof. MaryAnn Christison Recognized as University of Utah Distinguished Professor

Professor MaryAnn Christison, TIRF Trustee and Co-chair of the Research Advisory Committee, has received University of Utah’s prestigious designation of Distinguished Professor of Linguistics. She was recommended by the Distinguished Professor Advisory Committee and approved by the University’s Faculty Senate, the Board of Trustees, the Senior Vice President for Academic

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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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ECOLT Call for Proposals Now Open

The 2023 East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) conference will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023. For the first time since 2019, the conference will be held in-person at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. ECOLT is hosted jointly by the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) at

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – Energized & Productive in Portland

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends: I was gratified to see so many TIRF Trustees during our Board meeting in Portland last week during the TESOL Convention. Our first post-pandemic face-to-face Board meeting was extremely energized and productive. As the result of our engaging discussion, we came away with four meaningful

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Remembering TIRF’s Founding Trustee Russell N. Campbell

Russell N. Campbell, a founding Trustee of TIRF and a tireless advocate for language education worldwide, passed away on March 30, 2003. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of his death, the TIRF Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the launch of an endowment in his honor that will support

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