American Association of Teachers of Arabic


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American Association of Teachers of Arabic

American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature. The information available here is a sampling of the materials available to AATA members. For information on joining, please click here, or follow the navigation links to the left.


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AATA Panel at the Mesa Conference, "Innovative Methods in Teaching Language." October 10, 2020. Click here to view the announcement (pdf).

The American Association of Teachers of Arabic is pleased to invite researchers to submit abstracts of their presentations at its annual panel "Innovative Methods in Teaching Language" to be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 10, 2020, in conjunction with MESA conference, Washington DC, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW. We welcome presentations in the Arabic language only. Participants can select to present on one of the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Using modern technical methods in classes.
  • Using electronic applications and mobile devices in classes. Implementation of digital or electronic language (paperless) content in classes.
  • Innovative ways to blend and reinforce skills.
  • Effects of innovative skills on language proficiency.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a concise curriculum vita before March 30, 2020 to aatapanels@gmail.com. On behalf of AATA, I thank the Panel Committee, Drs. Hanada Al-Masri, John Eisele, Abdul kareem Said Ramadan for formulating the subject of this panel, Dr. Brahim Chakrani for editing it, and for the panel’s cooperation in my translation of it to English.


Awards Presented at the AATA General Meeting in
New Orleans on November 14, 2019

Professor Mohammad Alhawary was presented with a Book Award at AATA's General Meeting on November 14, 2019 in New Orleans


Dr. Salah-Dine Hammoud was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at AATA's General Meeting on November 14, 2019 in New Orleans


Dr. Aleya Rouchdey was presented the
Lifetime Achievement Award (in absentia) in
at AATA's General Meeting in New Orleans


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