At the TESOL Convention in Philadelphia this past week, TIRF launched its latest commissioned study, English at Work: An Analysis of Case Reports about English Language Training for the 21st-century Workforce. After a brief “meet and greet,” the study was summarized by co-author Tony Fitzpatrick, who noted several high points of the analysis of twenty case reports on English language training programs for the workforce. After Tony’s presentation, TIRF Trustee Dick Tucker shared his insights about the importance of English language training for the workforce. He drew upon his recent one-year experience working for Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

The executive summary of the study is now available on TIRF’s website, and can be downloaded for free by clicking here. The full version of the paper will soon be posted to the TIRF site as well.