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.


The AATA 2015 Meeting will take place on Saturday, 21 November 2015 in Denver, Colorado. We look forward to seeing you there.

And we hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for participation in this year's panel. The call for submission appears below.

See you in November! Until then, all best,

Elizabeth M. Bergman, Ph.D.
Executive Director
American Association of Teachers of Arabic
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35216 USA

Phone 205-822-6800

Call for submissions Deadline: May 15, 2015

The American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) invites members and other professionals in the field of Arabic teaching to submit proposals for participation in a panel on "New Approaches to the Teaching and Learning of Arabic Language and Culture: Methods, Principles, Theories". This includes use of corpus-based materials and technologies. The panel will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on Saturday November 21, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Presentations will focus on current or innovative research and/or practices. Possible topics may include, but need not be confined to, general or specific aspects of the following:

  • Innovative methods or techniques in teaching
  • Use of corpus-based materials
  • Use of cutting-edge technology in the classroom
  • Language immersion in native and non-native environments
  • Methodological and theoretical advances
  • Design of web-based teaching materials

Please send your proposal to ikram.easton@bc.edu by May 15. Your proposal should be 250 words or less. Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 30.




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