American Association of Teachers of Arabic

AATA Annual Meeting 
November 18, 2017
Washington, DC
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Executive Board Meeting, 9am-12am, Park Tower Suite 8210 (L)
  • Panel, 1-3pm, Virginia A (L)
  • Business Meeting, 3:30-5pm, Virginia A (L)

Challenges in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Chair:  Brahim Chakrani, Michigan State University
Discussant: Zeinab Taha, American University in Cairo

  • Bounajma, Mohammed, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
    "Teaching and Listening Skill to Advanced Classes through Debates, and Discussions"

  • Mustafa, Luluah, Boston University, Boston, Massachussetts
    "Editorial Cartoons, Hip-Hop Music and E-Travelling:  Innovate Content based Course Design"

  • Oulbeid, Brahim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, Massachussetts
    "I am Living in a Bubble of Privilege That is all sooo Encompassing....(but) I am eternally worried" -Two Arabic Language Users' Views on Culture and Self-Positioning as Teachers

  • Chakrani, Brahim, Michicgan State University, Michigan
    "Teaching Arabic as a Heritage Language:  Examining the Challenges and Prospects"

Literature Panel sponsored by AATA

November 19, 2017
Room Number has not been scheduled yet.  Check MESA's 2017 Annual Meeting website.

Topic: Rethinking the Maghreb:  Liminality and Transversal Connections

Chair: El Guabli., Brahim, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Discussant: Khannous, Touria, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Aidi Hisham, Columbia University, New York City, New York
    "Tangier to Havana:  Race, Jazz, Political Nostalgia"

  • Edward, Brian T., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    "Beyond Binaries:  The Maghreb after Post-Colonialism"

  • El Guabli, Brahim, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    "Literature Remembers Moroccan Jews"

  • Kapchan, Deborah A., New York University, New York City, New York
    "Transversality and Translation in Moroccan Contemporary Poetry"

  • Tageldin, Shaden M., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    "Sounding the Maghreb in the _Nahda_:  Ninteteenth-Century Arabic/European Language Politics at the Interstices"

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