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2019 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award

To recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge about second or foreign-language tests and testing and/or the use and development of such tests and testing.

The Award value is $2,500 (U.S. dollars) and round-trip economy airfare, expenses and hotel accommodations for 3 nights at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), where the award is presented

The candidates are expected to have the following conditions:

CAL's Summer Internships in Language Assessment

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for summer internships in Language Assessment, Psychometrics and Quantitative Research, and Language and Culture Education.  The internship program at CAL provides an opportunity for qualified individuals at all levels of education who are interested in language, linguistics, language testing, and related areas to gain experience working with CAL professional staff on projects appropriate to the interests and skills of the intern:

Announcing TIRF’s 2018 DDG Competition

With the New Year just around the corner, we are pleased to announce the opening of TIRF’s 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition.

The Foundation’s DDG program is designed to provide awards for doctoral students nearing the completion of their studies. TIRF recently released its 2018 DDG call for proposals (CFP) on its website. Please click here to read the 2018 DDG CFP.

Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research

Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) award aims to recognize research that has been carried out by a graduate student in a master’s or doctoral program. For this award, students are encouraged to submit papers that investigate any area of language assessment that involve quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, such as data-driven empirical work or conceptual work (e.g., a literature review, meta analysis, etc.). Projects may address world languages, less-commonly-taught foreign languages, or English as a second or foreign language.

TIRF's 2017 DDG Competition Now Open

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Position Opening at Teachers College University of Columbia

Language Program Director

The Applied Linguistics & TESOL Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Full-Time Language Program Director.  This position entails directing two related programs: the Community Language Program (CLP) and the TESOL Certificate Program (TCP). The CLP provides English and foreign language instruction to adult learners and is an onsite language lab for students and faculty in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The TCP offers a Summer full-time intensive program as well as a part-time Fall-Spring program.

Hornby Scholarship Applications for MA in ELT now open for 2017/18

The applications are now open for the 2017/18 Hornby Scholarship. Eligible applicants for the scholarship award must have at least two years’ full-time ELT experience and a full university degree, and must be a citizen of the country from which they apply. Warwick University also requires a currently valid IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any of the categories. The Hornby Scholarships are intended to support experienced English language teachers who have the potential to make a significant future contribution to English language teaching and teachers in their countries.