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TIRF Announces 2017 Alatis Prize Recipient

    TIRF recently announced the recipient of its 2017 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts. Dr. Katherine Mortimer, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), was named as this year’s recipient of TIRF’s Alatis Prize, for her article entitled, “Producing Change and Stability: A Scalar Analysis of Paraguayan Bilingual Education Policy Implementation” (Linguistics and Education, Volume 34).
      Dr. Katherine Mortimer is Assistant Professor of Bilingual/Biliteracy Education in the... [continue reading]

TIRF's 2017 DDG Competition Underway!   

     TIRF’s 2017 DDG competition is now open! The application deadline is Wednesday, April 26th. Click here to read the call for proposals, learn about eligibility criteria, and much more!

IRIS: The Database of Instruments for Research into Second Languages  

     IRIS is a web-based repository of research instruments and tools for use in second language research. It is a freely accessible resource designed to facilitate research for teachers, students, and researchers. IRIS contains more than 1,400 materials. These materials include a range of different kinds of tests for a variety of linguistic features in a number of languages. It also contains communicative tasks and activities, teaching intervention materials, questionnaires, interview protocols, observation schemes ... [continue reading]

Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession

     In an announcement on TESOL International Association’s website, Dr. Dudley Reynolds, President of TESOL, wrote the following: “In celebration of the 50th anniversary of TESOL International Association, the Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession will bring together a group of TESOL thought leaders, policy makers, and industry professionals in Athens, Greece, 9–10 February 2017. Informed by the work of a Steering Committee and Reference Group, this summit is designed to address the difficult conversations surrounding the current state of the TESOL profession ... [continue reading]

Chair's Report Changes and Challenges

     We live in a time of change and challenge. defines change as a transformation or modification, an alteration; variety, novelty, or deviation; the substitution of one thing for another; the passing from one place, state, form, or phase to another.
     That same website defines challenge as a call or summons to engage in any contest; something that serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc.; a demand to explain or justify; difficulty in a job or undertaking that is stimulating.
     These issues remind me of the concept of metaphors. Why? Because ... [continue reading]
TIRF Today is edited by Ryan Damerow, Chief Operating Officer, TIRF.
TIRF TODAY - Volume 8, Issue 1

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