TIRF offers professional services to individuals and organizations in the field of language education. In line with its mission of promoting both research and best practices to help improve the use of English in the evolving landscape of language education, the Foundation seeks to work directly with stakeholders around the world to help meet their goals.

Some of TIRF’s greatest organizational strengths include the collective knowledge and experience of the Foundation’s Trustees, and the network it has in our field. TIRF Trustees come from diverse backgrounds, in terms of geographic location and populations served, and it is the profession of language education that unites the work of the Foundation.

There are currently two types of service TIRF offers:

Professional Development for Program Directors

Through this service offering, TIRF seeks to help both in-service and prospective English language program directors in both ESL and EFL settings to improve their administrative, managerial, and professional skills to be competent and effective in supervising and operating viable and dynamic programs.

Program Evaluation for Global Language Centers (link coming soon!)

Via this type of service, the Foundation evaluates the current status of language centers relative to the vision and mission of the university and/or the parent organization. TIRF Trustees recommend to language centers a strategic plan and best practices for its structure, program management, curricula and extra-curricular activities, course offerings, professional development, teaching materials, teaching methodologies, and testing and assessment efforts. The goal of this type of service is to equip language center students with high levels of communicative competence, both oral and written, when completing their studies, while ensuring language centers are efficiently and effectively operated.

 

For more information on these services, please write to info@tirfonline.org.