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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View the AATA November 2019 Newsletter

AATA Members,

As you may know, the appointment of our colleague Dr. Aman Attieh’s as AATA Executive Director will end on June 30, 2020. We would like to thank Dr. Attieh for her hard work and tireless dedication to the American Association of Teachers of Arabic during her term of service 2015-2020.

We are writing to invite interested and active AATA members who have the time and commitment to apply for the AATA Executive Director position.


  • Keeping all records and documents of the Association
  • Keeping full and accurate account of the funds and securities of the association
  • Keeping and maintaining members’ names and addresses
  • Soliciting new members of the association
  • Maintaining and updating the website of the association
  • Maintaining regular contact with association members such as by emailing them directly on a regular basis and maintaining a newsletter (for sample newsletters, please visit the AATA website:
  • In general, perform all other duties incident to the office of Executive Director, subject to control of the Executive Board and the President
  • (For a full list of duties, please refer to the AATA Constitution online:

Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrating ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in management and technology
  • Minimum of two years of management experience
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning and task facilitation
  • Financial management experience in the US, including budget preparation, analysis and reporting
  • To represent the full professional scope of the association, we expect interested applicants to have demonstrated proficiency in the Arabic language to the extent of being able to conduct meetings in Arabic
  • A commitment of availability for the entire length of service

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Colleagues with institutional support such as a regular teaching release and stable term of appointment at their home institutions preferred 

If you are interested in the position and have the time and full commitment to perform all the duties of the position, please send a CV, letter of commitment, and letter of institutional support by no later than February 20, 2020 to:  Brahim Chakrani, PhD -  Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Brahim Chakrani, PhD, AATA President
Ahmed Idrissi, PhD, AATA Executive Board Member
Abdulkareem Ramadan, PhD, AATA Executive Board Member

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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