AATA Annual Meeting November 17th, 2012 (in conjunction with MESA's Annual Meeting) in Denver, Colorado
AATA Annual Meeting
17 November 2012
Denver, Colorado, USA
On behalf of the 50th Anniversary Program Committee of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, I would like to extend the following invitation to you:
The American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) invites members and other professionals in the field of teaching Arabic to submit proposals to celebrate AATA's 50th anniversary. The panel will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on 17 November 2012 in Denver.
The theme of the panel is "AATA's 50th Anniversary: The State of the Art." Presentations will reflect critically and broadly on current research and practices in the field as a whole.
Possible topics include but need not be confined to some specific aspect of the following:
- Teaching and assessing Arabic language (MSA, spoken Arabic, and specific modalities)
- Teaching and assessing Arabic literature (classical and modern literary texts and texts in other formats)
- Teaching and assessing Arabic cultural literacy
- Acquisition of Arabic as a second, foreign, or heritage language
Please send your proposal to Rajaa Aquil firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2012. Your proposal should include a description of your findings in 250 words or less. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 15.
With best spring wishes,
Elizabeth M. Bergman, Ph.D.
American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)