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.)

Chair’s Report, By Kathi Bailey – Groundhog Day

Each year on February 2nd, some people in the US celebrate a little-known holiday called Groundhog Day. As the tradition goes, the future (short-term) weather can be predicted by the behavior of a groundhog called Punxsutawney Phil. On this date in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the groundhog (also called a “woodchuck”) comes

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British Council Assessment Research Awards and Grants

Editor’s note: Portions of the following piece have been adapted from this website section of the British Council. If you are involved or work in language assessment research, the British Council’s Assessment Research Awards and Grants (ARAGs) might interest you. These awards recognize achievement and innovation within the field of

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Dr. Kate Seltzer Selected as 2021 TIRF Alatis Prize Recipient

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts. Dr. Kate Seltzer, Assistant Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education at Rowan University, has been named as this year’s recipient of TIRF’s Alatis Prize. Her

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TIRF Called, You Answered

In late October last year, TIRF issued a call for support of the Foundation, and our donors stepped up to the challenge. When the pandemic first took hold of the world in early 2020, TIRF decided to forgo its midyear appeal and plan ahead for a matching campaign, in which

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Research Grants from LTTC

Editor’s note: The following text is being shared with TIRF supporters via Joyce Chin and Ingrid Chao at LTTC. The Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC) in Taipei, Taiwan, is pleased to announce that online submissions for the 2021 LTTC Teaching and Research Grants Joint-Funded Research Program are now being

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Dr. Anna Krulatz Elected to Serve as TIRF Trustee

We are happy to share with our supporters that Dr. Anna Krulatz has been elected to serve as TIRF’s newest Board of Trustees member. Just this month, she was unanimously approved to serve alongside her fellow Board members. Dr. Krulatz is a Professor of English in the Department of Teacher

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TIRF Trustee Joyce Kling Voted as TESOL President-Elect

It is with great delight that we share with TIRF supporters the following exciting news: Our very own TIRF Trustee Dr. Joyce Kling has been voted as President-Elect of the International TESOL Association! Starting next year, Joyce will officially commence her tenure in TESOL’s presidential line, which is a three-year

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New Year, New Reference Lists and Updates from TIRF

Part of TIRF’s mission is to collect, organize, and disseminate information and research on the teaching and learning of language. One way the Foundation addresses this goal is by sharing reference lists on topics of interest to language teachers, researchers, test developers, teacher educators, materials developers, and program administrators. There

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