American Association of Teachers of Arabic


06 Feb 2017 2:24 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

The American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) invites members and other professionals in the field of Arabic teaching to submit proposals to participate in a panel on “Challenges and prospects for teaching Arabic as a second language”


The panel will take place on Friday November 17, 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) November 18-21, 2017 in Washington, DC 2017 at the Marriot  Wardman Park Hotel.

Presentations will focus on current and innovative techniques to address the challenges of teaching Arabic as a second language, including Arabic as a heritage language. Your proposal should be 250 to 300 words (excluding bibliography).

The abstract should have a clear description of the issue /s or research questions, methods and /or applications and a brief description of the study results, if applicable. The panel will focus on the theoretical and applied aspects of this theme and can include, but is not limited to, scholarly work from the following areas:

Applied Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

Language Assessment

Material Development

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching


While either English or Arabic can be used, panelists are strongly encouraged to deliver their presentation in Arabic.  Abstracts can be in either Arabic or English. Please send your proposal to Brahim Chakrani (chakrani@ by April 20, 2017. You must have “AATA panel” in your email subject. Late submissions and abstracts exceeding the word limit will not be accepted.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 27.

Note: the panel's room number will be posted at a later date, and after your proposal is accepted, inform Brahim Chakrani of the technology that you may need for your presentation. 

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